Penguin Drive-In

American
1921 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 1921 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte Directions
+17043756959
This place has not been rated by customers.
73% of 55 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    American, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

9 Tips
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Report | a year ago
Not as good as it used to be.
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Report | 4 years ago
The staff are friendly and the food is fantastic!
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Report | 4 years ago
The Penguin burger was fantastic, fries and rings were tasty / crispy and divine & the staff were friendly but fun. Will definitely be back!
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Report | 4 years ago
It is really family oriented and fun.
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Report | 4 years ago
The burgers were pretty good and our waitress was extremely nice. I loved the old "diner" atmosphere. I would recommend it to others.
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Report | 4 years ago
The Penguin is a classic diner with good food and a cozy neighborhood feel.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great food
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Report | 4 years ago
This place is somewhere everyone should try..... It is fantastic and it's a local institution.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great Food and Great Atmosphere . . . I can't wait to try it again!
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From Our Editors

Build your own burger at Penguin — this restaurant serves all-American food. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Penguin's full bar. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Penguin.

Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Penguin is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Through their catering service, Penguin can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.

Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.

You'll find your bill at Penguin to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15. You can stop by at practically any time, since Penguin serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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