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Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2277
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Ranked #69 of 119 Restaurants in Estes Park
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Colorado Springs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Penelope's is always delicious and made fresh. If only it weren't so expensive. My wife and I paid $25 for two combo meals. I had a double burger with fries and a drink and she had elk burger combo. Both were very good. If the prices were just a little cheaper and they had more seating I would give it... More 

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US
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We like this place always very busy, has great burgers and always worth the wait! Family friendly, during peak times may not get a place to sit, no problem just go around corner past water wheel to park.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went there expecting a unique Estes Park meal. We ordered the Elk Burger . . . they were out of Elk. We compromised and ordered the Buffalo Burger . . . they were out of Buffalo. They offered us the regular hamburger, but we left :-(

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Try the burgers and fries. Don't look too close at the decor. Old, falling apart and peeling wallpaper.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Perhaps this was an exception to the normal, but my one visit was memorable for the extremely slow service, the bad food (both burgers and fries) and the overall experience which included a trip to the behind-the-restaurant bathroom (shared with other local businesses). Based on this experience, I cannot imagine why anyone would go back for more.

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Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If nothing else, you need to stop here for the fries! My husband and I were up here camping and it was such a cold weekend we decided to skip cooking at camp and head into town for dinner. The line was a little long and the wait a little long, but one bite of the delicious French fries and... More 

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Third time to Estes Park, First time to Penelope's. We should have done THIS Sooner! If your looking for a good old fashioned Burger, THIS is the place! Not only burgers but GREAT Fries that are cut from fresh potatoes everyday. While Burgers are they're specialty, they also offer many other options like a GREAT Philly Cheese Steak which is... More 

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Phoenix Metro
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My family stopped in to try the food...Burgers and Fries are great...REAL expensive...2 Adults 2 Kids = $33 for burgers. Food was real good but the girl that took our order screwed it up...twice. We'll try other places in the future.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went here for lunch after hiking in RMNP during the morning. It was sort of a convenience choice that worked out. Expect a grungy little dinner where you order at the counter, then find a seat (this can be difficult based on the time of day), and wait. The ordering process is pretty straight forward with typical burger joint... More 

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little rock, arkansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Easy ordering, enough seating. The burgers are great, the atmosphere a little "busy". A very nice place to stop for a quick lunch while shopping.

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Additional Information about Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

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

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