Penelope’s Old Time Burgers and Fries

penelopes-old-time-burgers-and-fries-frontPenelope’s Old Time Burgers and Fries was once voted best burger in Estes Park. They point this out on all their promotional materials. Unfortunately, they don’t reveal WHEN they were voted best burger in Estes, because they certainly don’t make the best burger now.

(That honor goes to Baba’s Burgers and Gyros.)

Like many restaurants in Estes Park, they don’t have to have great food to succeed, because the majority of their business is made up of tourists that they’ll never see again.

The old timey decor is a hodgepodge of antique items that feels tired, rather than quaint and nostalgic.

The food itself isn’t much better, alas. It’s okay, but not much else.

This makes us sad, because there is real potential here, and Penelope’s Old Time Burgers and Fries was a local favorite once upon a time. We hope they will be again someday!

Contact Penelope’s Old Time Burgers and Fries

229 W Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2277

3 thoughts on “Penelope’s Old Time Burgers and Fries”

  1. What Changed?? I have been going to Penelope’s for 12 years with family and friends after a hike at the park.
    BAD burgers, where are the onions??
    Too bad, we will not return.

  2. Back in early 1980s when my parents founded Penelope’s it WAS voted best burger. Over time, the original methods, flavors and recipes have been lost I’m sure. My folks are still around if anyone wants to bring the food back to #1 Burger in Estes Park – just sayin’


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