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The Penguin

105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
+1 302-541-8017
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was good and this place was in a nice location in Bethany Beach. However, the service was incredibly slow. We came in and sat down at 1:20 pm for lunch and didn't get served until 3:50 pm!!! When we asked where our food was...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was quick and courteous; atmosphere was nice, and breakfast was good, artfully presented, and plentiful. As with most restaurants in the area, rather pricey.

Thank btdt9192
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made for kids, but very consciences for adults. Organic and local foods for kids that are allergen free. The best part is the menus are designed by restaurant guests. The sea blue color and fun pictures are a simple décor that is very inviting. The...More

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have an amazing meal at The Penguin! The staff are not only friendly, but, efficient and pleasant! Excellent food and fairly priced! The atmosphere is so inviting, you'll want to stay for awhile and really enjoy your meal! You will never feel as...More

Thank GaryGunn
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I took Jean to Bethany today to view their lovely plantings. Town pride is reflected in the beds of tulips, flowering cherries and well tended pansies planted along the last few blocks leading into town. They have a summer staff of two preening and watering...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Overall, meh. It filled our need for food on an off-season Saturday brunch, but I didn't think it was anything special or worth recommending. The Bloody Mary was meh. The omelette was meh. The "famous" tacos were meh. The restaurant was clean, and service was...More

Thank Citrusgirl21
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Average diner style food. Nothing extra special and a bit pricey for the kids bbc.co d of food that they serve.

Thank Amaya D
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh food. Warm environment!! Always try to stop in on our Bethany Visits!!! Perfect place for large families. An abundance of foods to choose from!!

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The place is extremely family friendly. We were seated right away and greeted with smiling staff. Staff is very friendly. Food is amazing! Everything you can expect at a diner and more. We absolutely love the Nutella delights as a starter. We have been busting...More

Thank kkpeterson3
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Saturday morning around 11 for breakfast. Very clean, nice hostess to seat us and not crowded in the off season. We got eggs over easy, a western omelet, pancakes, bacon and turkey sausage. Food was ridiculously quick and waitress said the owner had cooked it....More

1  Thank loveslewes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-7706
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-541-8017
  • E-mail
The Penguin is a family owned farm to table restaurant. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. Until 5:00pm (or 3:00 in the off-season) enjoy our fabulous breakfasts, delicious double burgers, specialty sandwiches and salads and gluten free and vegetarian fare. In season, at 5:00 we move to our dinner menu, still in our casual, beach town setting. Chef Jeff utilizes only locally sourced fish and crab (he personally knows the fishermen we buy from), and most of the herbs used come from our chef's garden. We offer a children's menu as well, so your kids can be happy while you enjoy some of the finest food available in Delmarva. Open for dinner between Memorial Day and Labor Day and for prearranged parties.
We are a landmark in the heart of Bethany Beach, about a 1.5 Blocks from the beach.