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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 116 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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Columbus, Ohio
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139 reviews 139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bastrop, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We wanted an elk burger but they were out of elk so husband got chili and I got cheese burger and fries. Food was very good

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

"Voted best burgers in Estes Park" caught our eye. Burgers were good, especially the grilled onions, but the burger patty was 1/2 the size of the bun!

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colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This used to be a place to get a good quality burger but my most recent visit was truly disappointing. The food was taking forever and when I went to see what was going on the cooks were in the middle of a big argument thus they weren't doing anything to correct the issue. BUT my really big issue was... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Everything is made to order, so potential for a wait. Fries are fresh, which means they will be soft. If you don't like that you won't like it here. Burgers were really good.

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