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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Lunch
Dinner

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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous !!!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Edward R
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LOVELAND
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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LOVELAND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We tried the buffalo and elk burgers, they were both very good. The meat was seasoned well and cooked just right. French fries were pretty good if you like a lot of salt and pepper on them. A little bit pricey for a regular hamburger.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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