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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 #74 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Good burgers, hand-cut fries. A bit pricey, but worth it! Combo meals are only burger and fries, it does not include a drink.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The place can get a little messy but the burgers are great! If you are in town you have to try this place.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

at reasonable prices. Between 4 of us, we tried both the buffalo and elk burgers. They were well prepared and juicy. Fries were homemade. Yummy.

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Haxtun, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best time to go is after or before the mealtime, it is really crowded, as it has been talked about literaly all over the world. The best part was the french fries!!!!!!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

So my wife and I were excited about going here. They claim to have the number one rated burger in Estes Park, and people were raving about it. My wife and I both order a buffalo burger, (mine with gluten free bread and no cheese). It took forever for it to be served, the price was ridiculous it was something... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They have a good selection of burgers and diner type selections. There are regular, veggie, elk, and buffalo burgers. The kids menu is also pretty typical (hot dog, corndog, burger, grilled cheese, etc). There are regular fries and sweet potato fries. There is usually a wait because there is only one register to order from. The wait for the food... More

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Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

So my husband and I went here thinking "Voted the #1 burger in Estes Park" alright this place has to be good. Was it? NO! Everything was so greasy! We both had buffalo burgers which are not supposed to be greasy AT ALL but that is all you could taste was grease! I will never go here again and would... More

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Rushville, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Outside of a big menu this is really just a fast food joint with slow serving. You can get Elk or Buffalo along with hamburger and all of the other types of sandwiches you would expect. A sign says you may have to wait 10-20 minutes because everything is made fresh. Today it was much slower than that and orders... More

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Taylor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sign says best burger, we decided to try it while walking around town....ordered, waited over 30 minutes...killed at least 4 flies in the window while we waited, then found out our order had been lost and never made...sign says expect 20 min or longer wait, so we waited,much better options in town. Very over priced and disappointing is an understatement.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Got there with one person ahead of me and waited 45 minutes, once I went back up there they couldn't find my order. By then lunch rush had started so I made them give me my money back, felt even worse for the guy next to me he spent seventy one dollars and they tried giving him two burgers after... More

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