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Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

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229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-2277
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flavors were great but the just dumped my hamburger into the basket with the ingredient just falling all over the place...I love a sloppy hamburger but that was a lazy hamburger.

Thank Jacob V
Dillon, Colorado
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town on a busy weekend but got a table without waiting. Good hand pressed burgers, even from kids menu. Good gluten free bun.

Thank Hunter A
Long Grove, Ia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We we're looking for a local place for take out lunch. Quaint place, great food, five different items purchased and none were disappointed. Burger, chicken philly, elk burger, Reuben, chicken strips. Awesome seasoned fries.

Thank fish65
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had 2 double elk burgers one with onion rings, other with Mac & chez bites. Everything is made fresh. Wait time 10 to 20 min depending on what burger you got. It took 15 min for ours. A comb is just burger and fried. Onion ring or mac & chez, sweet potatoes are 2.50 more. Plus pop is extra... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

love love love the grilled cheese. every time I visit Estes park- its the first place that I go to get the grilled cheese and fried

Thank patty s
Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

They're billed as the best burgers in Estes Park. Not in my opinion. Maybe my expectations were too high. They are not char-broiled on an open flame, cooked to order. Seems like they're pre-cooked and waiting to be put on a bun when a patron orders. Fries were short and dry. My experience may be an exception, but I won't... More 

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

One of the better burgers to have in Estes Park in my family's opinion. Fairly priced, more of the homemade taste for a burger. Generous amount of fries with each plate. Great atmosphere inside. Will get very busy for lunch and dinner. Suggest off-peak times for eating to avoid long lines.

Thank looneybin3
Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge connoisseur of burgers and a chubby guy, so I feel like I know my burgers. The double cheeseburger was amazing. They also serve home made fries which were amazing, and sadly a dying art to the frozen crap. My wife chose to eat a Philly Steak and of course I snook a bite... also great. If you... More 

Thank nick5429
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stay in a cabin when we visit Estes and do a lot of our own cooking. But when we crave a burger, we head to Penelope's. Great burgers that you can have just about anyway you want it. Thick & juicy too. We also recommend the onion rings. It's a small place with a little bit of seating out... More 

Thank Flatlander2CAlps
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is always a line at this restaurant but worth the wait. My husband and I always get something different and share food. Burgers here are great and love the fires and onion rings.

Thank TerriGolden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?