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Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

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229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2277
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
greasy spoon

Very good greasy spoon. Maybe a little pricier than average just because it's Estes Park but the food is good and the atmosphere is fun. You feel like a local eating here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
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Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Very good greasy spoon. Maybe a little pricier than average just because it's Estes Park but the food is good and the atmosphere is fun. You feel like a local eating here.

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Just about the best burger I have ever had with great service and a great price. I am looking forward to my next visit!

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NE Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Burgers were thin, very spicey, over cooked, fries were brown & black & soggy. Ketchup dispensers clogged with dried up ketchup 1/2" thick, tables dirty & toilets too filthy to use, towel & soap dispensers not working. The health department should condemn this place. Come on, for a tourist town restaurant they need to seriously upgrade their food & hygiene.... More 

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Cat Spring, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Old fashioned wonderful hamburgers- lots of choices-- wonderful fries and onion rings. Right in the middle of town.

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took my sons and grandson camping this August (2015) and we decided to have lunch in Estes Park. Not knowing the area, we decided to give Penelope's a try. What a disappointment! The burgers my two sons had would be better described as a slider and the children's chicken tender meal would barely feed a 2 year old. The portions... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Some of the best burgers we've ever eaten. Restaurant is located in the "downtown" region of Estes Park, along the river with a very quaint setting. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a big juicy burger!!

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Topeka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family loves Penelope's. I'm a little on the fence, but mostly for poor customer service. Their food is pretty good. Great hot dog and their fried pickles were awesome. Their burgers are good, but maybe not quite world famous. The girl working the front desk the day we came clearly wanted to be somewhere else. Work on that please.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The burgers are great, fresh made to order. It is a busy place so you might have to wait a little, but it is worth the wait if you have time :).

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place gets lots of good reviews, and yes it's very popular. But it's a hamburger. It was good, but it wasn't blow-my-socks-off good. Same with the fries. Perhaps it was the 30-minute wait for food and the very cramped indoor seating that turned me off. I'd eat here again -- but it's not worth standing in a long line.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a hot spot! The burgers were great and made to order. It was a very busty place but worth the wait to get your made to order burger!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: (970) 586-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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