We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Penelope's World Famous Burgers & Fries

229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-2277
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
Restaurant Hours
229 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (478)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we used to crave the flat top burgers here. last two times we were in it just wasn't the same. felt like it had gone downhill or they got cheap or something, smaller burgers, overcooked food....just not the exceptional burgers we had enjoyed many time...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Penelope's has super delicious french fries, shakes and onion rings and the elk chili we had when it was on special was fantastic. Burgers are just average and I'd skip the turkey burger. Expect a crazy long wait in the summer. I'd recommend trying to...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a weekday. Not busy at all. Took some time to make our food but they make everything fresh. They also give you a good amount of fries and the burgers are big! The buffalo burger is amazing and so are the fried pickle...More

Thank Bianca A
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This place was a great "greasy spoon" tho it is mostly hamburgers...and delicious ones at that! Anything you grew up enjoying at a hometown burger joint plus more! Definitely worth stopping for lunch while walking around the downtown area!

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Love their burgers and they have GF buns. Best home made french fries too! The restaurant is almost always busy. We get our food to go and sit at one of the picnic tables in town or take to the park to enjoy the views.

Thank wright1308
Reviewed 15 October 2017

After reading the reviews and going by the name I expected this burger to be world class. Sadly, it was a basic burger with nothing special on it. The fries however, were excellent. The hot dog was gigantic, and decent. The menu is pretty large...More

Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We ate here while walking around downtown. It was a great switch from the typical burgers as they offer other types of meat. The bison burger was very good and our family of 5 enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was quick and friendly.

Thank Lloyd G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We happened upon this place when looking for a restaurant in Estes Park. It was a saturday night and the town was very crowded. It's nothing to look at- you go up to the counter and place your order. We both had burgers which were...More

Thank AlohaHawaii
Reviewed 14 October 2017

There are lots of options downtown Estes to eat however this one smelled the best. From the sidewalk you can smell the delicious burgers cooking. They are made to order so there is a little bit of a wait but they are fresh, hot and...More

Thank gshoemate
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We read a review and drove by to see a sign "Best Burger in Estes Park" so we decided to try for lunch today. My wife had the elk burger combo and I had the bison burger combo. She asked for jalapeños and they forgot....More

Thank cepitts
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 hotels in Estes Park
Silver Moon Inn
853 reviews
.19 km away
The Haber Motel
249 reviews
.22 km away
Murphy's River Lodge
1,274 reviews
.43 km away
The Maxwell Inn
517 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Big Horn Restaurant
1,161 reviews
.25 km away
Himalayan Curry & Kebob
208 reviews
.16 km away
The Wapiti Pub
1,016 reviews
.03 km away
The Grubsteak Restaurant
1,028 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Estes Park
603 reviews
.20 km away
Mountain Blown Glass
196 reviews
.16 km away
Park Theater Estes Park, Co
29 reviews
.20 km away
Green Jeep Tours
445 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jamie T
7 May 2017|
Response from HeartToTravel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. But it's basically burgers and fries. They have beef, bison, elk and turkey burgers. Fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings. It's a small place with a pretty small menu, but it's very good!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing