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Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

American, Hamburgers
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229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2277
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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
Expensive for what you get

$30.00 expensive for two burgers and one coke! The burger was fine, but started out as a quarter pounder, full of fat, then smashed down the way some people like to do it, and at the end it was a very small patty that was a bit over done and overwhelmed by the stuff they put on it. We ordered... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

$30.00 expensive for two burgers and one coke! The burger was fine, but started out as a quarter pounder, full of fat, then smashed down the way some people like to do it, and at the end it was a very small patty that was a bit over done and overwhelmed by the stuff they put on it. We ordered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was a decent burger. My wife got the special, which she said was good. I had a hamburger with cheese, which was also good. I opted for onion rings, and I wished I hadn't. The onion rings weren't great. The fries were pretty good. Place was small and packed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is not a fast food joint. They peel the potatoes they are going to fry for you. The hot dogs were awesome! Actually a wide variety for a burger joint. One outdoor table and several inside. In the heart of shopping area in Estes Park.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is noted for serving great hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Their fries are like home made and you will really enjoy the food. They have a varied menu and it is reasonably priced.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We arrived around lunch time and there was a short line. We figured it would not take too long but, we were wrong. The restaurant was really hot. I thought everything was just too greasy and the place itself felt really dated. I think you can find better places in Estes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A little on the pricey side (but its Estes Park in summer) Good burger, fast service. Unique little place. Check it out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Shopping with the girls we decided to stop for lunch. They were quite busy & had to wait for a table. The burgers were good but way overpriced for self serve.

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are waking along Elkhorn Drive and want a quick bite to eat. This is the place. We love the chili and burgers. Reminds me of the 50s burger joints.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Provided you aren't in a hurry, this place is great! It takes a while to get your food, and it can get a bit crowded, but we thought it was worth the wait. We enjoyed the Elk and Buffalo burgers very much, and the beef was great too. The homemade fries-to die for! Make this a burger stop on your... More 

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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So When I do get a burger-rarely it must be the best...I don't like to waste calories if its not perfect. WE both had the elk burger-cooked perfectly, not too greasey! They have te best onion rings that are impossible to find these days-like your back in the 50's when they cut and hand bread everything! Was a little busy,... More 

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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, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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