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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ok, but not great

The Philly was dry and bland. The chili dogs tasted like hormel from a can, with beans?! The elk burger was dry and tasteless. Service was friendly and location is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Craig D
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Families with children
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Philly was dry and bland. The chili dogs tasted like hormel from a can, with beans?! The elk burger was dry and tasteless. Service was friendly and location is good.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stop in a couple times a year when we are in Estes Park. During the busy tourist season and meal times, the food is OK and the prices are higher. But just two weeks ago, after a brisk short hike and a little time outdoors, we stopped in mid-afternoon to grab a burger. This was the best burger I've... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Thought it was a little pricey when we walked in and ordered. The restaurant isn't much to look at, so after our bill for 2 people came to just over 30 bucks, we thought we had made an error in judgement, and were wishing we had gone to McDonalds and dropped 8 dollars. But then the food came out...OMG...BEST HAWAIIAN... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

2 chili dogs and 2 large cokes for $17. very good food, great staff. No complaints! Ideal location, ended up going there because we were shopping downtown.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came here on a recommendation from a friend, and were not disappointed. The burgers are great, and the fries are also pretty darn good. I had a turkey burger and was impressed. It's a small place where you order at the counter and then sit until your number is called. Not fancy at all, but definitely tasty.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was just a really good old-fashioned burger. No frills, but they do make a dang good burger. Fresh ingredients, and they made sure I got my burger exactly how I want. Good bread that is nicely toasted, and fresh patty. The prices are fairly high for what this place is, but people are going to come anyway. I do... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great place for a burger and fries. really good. It is not a fancy place at all...kind of grungy. Very busy. Go when everyone else is somewhere else!

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We asked where we could get a good burger and was told to go to Penelope's. The bathroom is shared with other stores so that could be better. The food was good but it could be a little cheaper.

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LOVELAND
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Have been to this place many times over the last 20 years and have NEVER had a bad hamburger !!!! Generous portions and reasonable prices, given it's in a tourist town. Definitely not for the faint of heart foodie !!! LOL

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36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you've read any of my reviews in the past, you know I love a good burger! If you're wanting to stop for a great burger in Estes Park, stop here! Evidently, it's also one of the only restaurants open in the winter months in Estes Park. The food was prepared fresh with excellent toppings and the Elk Burger was... 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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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