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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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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent burgers

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Dr Dan G
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lunch at Penelope's was easy and quick. Includes game burgers as well as beef burgers. Fries were hot and good eating. Burgers cooked to perfection. Order at the counter, pay, and pick up type service. Not sure of the price since I didn't pay the tab. It was a great lunch. One table outside. Others are close together inside. Others... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love this place! Nothing fancy but has tons of character. Food is made when ordered so it is super fresh and hot! I ordered a foot long chili cheese dog, fries and a malt thinking that it would be enough for my group to just taste. Everything was gone within minutes! Everyone loved it. I have been here for burgers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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