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Penns Grill Whiteville North Carolina (121)
Penns Grill Whiteville North Carolina (80)



A Classic Diner

Healthy choices, grilled chicken with sides


Lunch or Breakfast

The first thing you should know is that while we do serve breakfast from 7 AM to 10:30 AM, we serve lunch from open to close.


We offer traditional breakfasts and breakfast sandwiches and we offer an eclectic lineup with many healthy choices, including seasonal fruit sides, Quinoa bowls, steel cut oatmeal and much more. Also, please try our twist on classic Bagel & Lox or a Chicken and  Waffle Sandwich.


We take the same approach to lunch. We serve things that have made Penn's Grill famous since 1946, including The Legendary Iron Skillet Fried Steak Sandwich with Hand Cut Fries. But we pride ourselves on our ever changing daily specials, our unique sandwiches, healthy meals to go and so much more!



Meals & Sides
To Go


We have a variety of healthy meals to take with you. Try our roast chicken with roasted root vegetables. We also have a wonderful selection of fresh salads and sides to go for lunch at work or a meal you want to enjoy at home.


We know it's not always convenient to eat healthy or even take the time to cook, so we make it easy for you.  Our sides to go, are made from scratch and you can pick any side to accompany a family meal.  Try our homemade pimento cheese, or chicken salad, or our Famous Strawberry, Ice-Box Jam.

Whether you need sides for a trip to the beach, a picnic, or a family dinner, give us a call in advance and let us plan what you need.

910 642 2779

Meals & Sides to go


Why Made From
Scratch Matters

We love cast iron cooking. Seriously, it’s what we do! From our Made From Scratch Biscuits & Farmer's Cornbread, we bring taste to you the old fashioned way.

Homemade Pimento Cheese along with made from scratch cobblers, many desserts and jams are all made with the same care. Tastes better, end of story.


Penn's Grill offers many gluten free options. Much of what we do is homemade each day to offer you the freshest healthiest choices.

Because Who
Doesn't Want Dessert

come back flavor

Lemon Chess Tarts. Seasonal Fruit Cobblers. Biscuits with Homemade Strawberry Ice-Box Jam, Muffins made that morning....


We all have our weaknesses and ours is an insatiable sweet tooth. You will love a slice of cobbler or a brownie, with a cold glass of milk or 100% Columbian  Dark Roast coffee. Delicious! Our dessert case changes daily. Be sure and stop by. 


If you miss us for lunch, Penn's Grill is a great place to meet a friend over coffee and cobbler.


Testimonials & Memories

Brian Murphy

Just have to say that I'm soooo excited that Penn's grill is reopening under the original ownership.  Penn's was my favorite local grill ever since I came to Whiteville and I really have missed it since it was sold several years ago.   I can't wait for the reopening with Darryl and Helen at the controls.  I know that the food and service will be excellent  just like before. I know it was a tough decision to reopen, but I'm very glad you decided to do it.  I'm looking forward to lunches there again and I would recommend Penn's to anyone who hasn't tried it before.  And I guarantee that all of us old customers will be seeing you soon. 



Rick Maxwell

When I heard that Penn’s Grill was reopening I experienced a flood of memories: eating a hot dog and hamburger with fries, curb service; and friendly family staff that were glad to see you. I specially remember their steak sandwich (out of this world!) The mere thought of a Penn’s Grill steak sandwich starts my mouth watering! I had an uncle, who lived in Elizabethtown, who came to Whiteville every week to enjoy the Penn’s steak sandwich. It was that good, I can't hardly wait to have one again.

I am also looking forward to Helen’s additions to the New Penn’s grill menu. She is a fabulous cook  (she trained under her mother who is a Master of the kitchen.) I can only imagine how good the new entrees will be.

I am positive that Penn’s Grill will have famous iconic short order dishes of the past and new dishes that are destined to become new classics.

The anticipation is making me hungry. Let me know when I can go in and “chow down”.

Best of luck in your new endeavor.


special thanks


We  would like to thank the following local businesses and merchants for their support and services in helping Penn's Grill in our endeavor to reopen and thrive again. 


John Fisher,

JL Powell & Co.

723 Pinelog Rd.

Whiteville, NC

Eric & Scarlet Baldwin,

Baldwin Sign Co.

2 Whiteville Mini Mall

Whiteville, NC

John Thompson,

Thompson Landscaping

213 Oak Street

Whiteville, NC





Randy Yoder,

Whiteville Janitorial

1940 S. Madison Street

Whiteville, NC

Tim Blackmon & Kenneth Moss

Gurganus Grain & Feed

138 E. Commerce Street

Whiteville, NC

Ken Thomas,

Whiteville Rentals

344 Vinson Blvd.

Whiteville, NC

Alan Hinson,

Hinson Plumbing

306 S. Franklin Street

Whiteville, NC


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