Penguin Drive-In

Row 1

1921 Commonwealth Ave (Thomas Ave)
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 375-6959


Foursquare Tips

  • Fried pickles extra dip.
  • The fried pickles and cheap beer are the attraction at this wonderful grease joint. Go early to avoid lines.
  • Have fried pickles. They're soaked in buttermilk...
  • Must get Fried pickles
  • Great place to sit down with friends. Famous for their fried pickles.
  • Best burger in town without argument. Definitely a favorite place of mine.
  • Big block southern style and fried pickles... yum!
  • Everything on the menu is good, so don't overlook the less traditional menu items! They have excellent Pimento Cheese, so I recommend the Winky Dinky Dog and the Plaza Pimento Cheese sandwich.
  • All I can say is Southern style all the way. Share the fries. Worth the wait in line!
  • The bloody Marys are awesome here!
  • Fried pickles FTW!
  • Not the same, don't even go.
  • I was apprehensive about the fried pickles, but really enjoyed them!
  • Way to fuck up a good thing guys. What happened to my shuffletown bbq plate? :(
  • Dixie Chicken Sandwich...nuff said!
  • Just remember: The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. on Sunday nights (most nights?). So don't expect a burger at 11:30. And they don't have coffee at that hour either.
  • Honey Chipotle BBQ Wings are insane! Most premium wing you'll taste.
  • Get the soy dog with chili, onions, and a side of crinkle fries which you should then dress with salt and pepper. Voila!
  • Go to The Penguin, and see if you can take down the Big Block. It is absolutely the best burger in Charlotte!