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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
BEST FRIES EVER

Amazing reception, with an electric, updated jukebox! It has a lot of popular songs out today, and to top it off, they had the best fries I had ever had. Definitely one of my favorites from Estes Park! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing reception, with an electric, updated jukebox! It has a lot of popular songs out today, and to top it off, they had the best fries I had ever had. Definitely one of my favorites from Estes Park! :)

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went because it was supposed to be THE burger place in Estes Park. The place was packed - obviously very popular. My burger was quite good, but smaller than expected and not what I was expecting given the hoopla. However, my wife has gluten allergies. They sort of claim to be gluten friendly but they fry... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to us by our fly-fishing guides, but I'm honestly not sure why. The burgers were just okay and the fries were soggy. It REALLY needs an overhaul. I generally enjoy a small, non-chain burger joint with a hometown feel...but this place is just dirty and old. And stay away from the bathrooms, they look even worse... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here because it was very popular. I don't think I would go back. The food was average. They were extremely busy and it was hard to find a place to sit. The ice maker was about out for our drinks. The staff was trying to clean, serve, etc. The place was not extremely clean. It is pretty old.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The burgers were fine but the seating isn't great. Had to wait a while for our food but they do have a sign telling you it is fresh and can take a while. It's fine if you're on the street walking around and you're looking for a quick burger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Best hamburger and sandwiches in Estes Park. They offer take out so it was easy to grab and take back to our scenic hotel!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

They were not busy when we were there yet it took 30 minutes to get a couple of burgers and a hot dog. Greasy limp fries! Awful restroom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So far, this is the best burger I've had in Estes Park - and by far the best fries I've had in awhile. I tried the buffalo burger which was very good. The place is small so table space is hard to get - but worth the wait. Give it a try!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family of four visited here for a late lunch. The wait to place our order wasn't bad and there was room for seating. The cleanliness of the restaurant and bathroom leaves a lot to be desired, but the food was good. We had an elk, bison and regular beef burger along with a child's hot dog. I would say... More 

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Live Oak, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, and music. The food was above average. It didn't have a/c and so was a little hot. The staff was nice and the service was speedy. Great lunch spot for sure

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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?