Fayetteville, AR - Penguin Ed's BBQ Food Review
Penguin Ed's BBQ
2773 E Mission Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703
A great little foodie gem!. Note: I have combined the review for their two locations, the one on Mission
Blvd and the other location on Wedington.
In regards to both of their locations, overall they are both kept clean and are
inviting. The feel is very "eclectic" in regards to all of the wall hangings and
the penguin memorabilia. A person could literally spend hours upon hours
between the two locations, checking out all of the neat stuff.
The Mission Blvd location will seat approximately 125 people, with three
separate areas. They also have an "enclosed" area, that partitions off with a
set of sliding doors, which would be good for a group of say around 45
people. Party? Business get together? It should accommodate either.
They also have another area of booth seating, that has an actual chalk board
attached to the wall, which gives kids something really fun to do. Or, if you
are a big kid, lets you explore your "inner foodie artist".
In regards to the seating capacity of the Wedington location, I am not 100%
sure. But if I were to guess, I would say that they can seat around 100 or
so people. They also have a seating area that is off from the main, which
is good for groups or parties. In fact, there is a weekly poker game I go to
there, and they use this area to host the tournament.
Restrooms at both locations have always been clean. And those of you who
follow my reviews, know I ding restaurants hard when the cleanliness level
is not what it should be.
Both locations are family friendly, and I am also pretty sure that each are
On to the most important part, the food. I have not tried every single offering
from them, but what I can tell you is that I have enjoyed all but one of the
many that I have
tried so far.
The one item I did not like were the chicken wings. I ordered them without
and they were bland. No real seasoning at all, which means they were
relying on the sauce to give all the flavor. Now I will say, when I told them
that I did not like them, they replaced them for me with something else at
I have had their mushroom burgers several times. And I have to say, that it
is highly doubtful that I will become a "vegetarian" anytime soon, but
offering from their vegetarian section has won me over. It is made with
Shiitake mushrooms, that are meaty, meaty and did I happen to mention that
they are meaty?
Another of my favorites is their steak burger. This burger is just all around
great. So if you find you have a need to feed your inner carnivore, this should
be one of your top picks.
How about their soups you ask? I have had several, and liked each of them.
I would have to say my favorite was their smoked chicken corn chowder.
Really well executed, the chicken had a great flavor and this soup was nice
creamy. Really hits the spot, especially on a cold day!
And I recently tried their smoked chicken. I ordered a whole chicken, and then
turned it into a combo for just a couple of bucks more. By the time tax was
added on, I paid around $12 for this.
I have to say this is one I also enjoyed. The skin was cooked just enough, and
had a good seasoning to it. The smoke was infused nicely into the meat of the
chicken. I also ordered home fries and coleslaw. And both were spot on as
For dessert both locations have freshly made cookies. Alas, I have no
to share, but will update the review soon with some. My favorites have
their double chocolate chip and their white chocolate chip apricot.
Always moist and yummy! But if you stop in there, in the afternoon, make
sure to get your cookies quick, otherwise they may be sold out by the time
you get to the counter.
And I would be remiss if I did not mention their ribs. I really like these, as they
are a dry rubbed rib. The dry rub tastes good, the flavoring infusing nicely into
the meat. Each time I have ordered these, they have been good.
Make sure to try a side of the beans and coleslaw, they are made from
I would highly recommend these two locations to my readers, well worth the
time of stopping by there and spending a few dollars.
Prices are reasonable, and the service has always been good when I have been
there. Which is why I continue to spend my hard earned dollars there!