The Menu Features “The Penguin”

the penguin

The Penguin Restaurant & Bar is one of the best resturants in our community. The Penguin is located at the corner of Dalton Street and One University Place and some of the best live music in the city of Jackson can be heard at the Penguin during Friday Lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday night dinner.

The Penguin brings back wonderful memories for most Jacksonians and especially, former Jackson State University students who once frequented a small hot dog stand that stood as an iconic eating establishment and feeding hole for hungry college students over 20 years ago. Back in the day the Penguin Hot Dog could be had for a mere forty to ninty-five cents. Students could get the famous Penguin Hot Dog and fries with its special barbecue sauce and be satisfied until they could gather up enough money for the next day’s meaty hot dog treat.

old penguin

Today, the Penguin Restaurant & Bar can be frequented for full Lunch and Dinner Menus of American Cuisine with a Southern Flare in an upscale and classy environment.

penguin now

Hours of Operation:

Monday:11:00AM – 11:00PM
Tuesday:11:00AM – 11:00PM
Wednesday:11:00AM – 11:00PM
Thursday:11:00AM – 11:00PM
Friday:11:00AM – 11:00PM
Saturday:4:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday:11:00AM – 3:00PM

Check out their website at

For more information or to book a party contact 769.251.5222 or email them at

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