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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 #68 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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went here because it looked like the kind of place that had something for everyone. We were right, something for every taste. The wife got a buffalo burger which she said was "ok", my don got macaroni and cheese which looked just like the mac'n cheese in the blue box at the store...in other words, not great. My reuben... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just a small little place but good burgers and a very large menu. Something for everyone. A nice place to take a break from shopping.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a good burger joint that servers beef, bison and elk burgers. The burgers were big an juicy with fresh toppings. The atmosphere is just ok and you order and pickup at the counter. The prices are a little high but not that bad.

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been going to Penelope's for over 10 years - it's nothing fancy, but situated in downtown Estes Park with Parking nearby - a good value for the $. The food has been consistent over the years and really excellent in the beginning. On this visit, we were a bit disappointed as our sandwiches were soggy and the fries... More 

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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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8 reviews 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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161 reviews 161 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
111 helpful votes 111 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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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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