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The Fort

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
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Ranked #2 of 21 restaurants in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Hwy 285, The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort, the first American community west of the Missississippi & rendezvous of Kit Carson & other "Mountain Men". The nine dining rooms, seating 350, are white plastered over adobe. Unusual but hearty dishes, typical of the early West, are provided from open grills. Waugh!
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76% Recommend
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English first
Essex, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When we lived in CO twenty years ago the Fort was our special occasion restaurant. We had dinner there last week and loved the ambiance, the views but felt the food was just OK. It is pricey which we expected but we were very disappointed in our meal.

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Bedford, nh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a great time at this one of a kind restaurant. The Buffalo Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly and by far the best thing we had. Everything else was ok. I would not recommend the Beef Filet Mignon as it was just an average steak. Very fun atmosphere made it a great time for the kids.

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I never tire of The Fort. Great Bison and superb service...pricey. The special events are always interesting.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food, the service, and the setting were all splendid. Several of us had the Game Plate, which consisted of Elk, Buffalo, and quail - all cooked to perfection. One of us had the Trade Whiskey, made of bourbon, black gunpowder, and tobacco. If you go, be sure to shout the mountain man toast "Waugh!".

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Carlisle, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The atmosphere and history of this place, including as a meeting spot for world leaders, makes this an interesting destination. But, in addition, the food is really good. They know how to cook food, especially game. And, you may end up sitting in a chair that someone really famous sat in. the serving staff is personable, efficient, and they make... More

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Senoia, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I went to The Fort on our honeymoon and the experience was fantastic! The food, experience and staff were top notch. We went back with our 3 children for a family trip and once again the food, staff and experience was top notch. The food is definitely of local taste, but delicious. We will go back again!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a really cool place to eat. The views are absolutely gorgeous. The signature steak, the bison Filet Migon, was awesome. Very lean like you would expect from bison, but without the gaminess that it can have if it is not cooked right. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

If you want to taste unique food. the fort has it. Plus the service is polite and quick. They also have a view that is beautiful. The salad is from their personal garden.i really enjoyed my evening.The Bison tongue ,goat cheese and quail were special and delicious. Try it

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De Pere, WI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate at The Fort based on a suggestion of a friend. They hadn't been there for awhile. The adobe buildings and view were nice, but the food was very pricey and inconsistent. Wait staff was not very attentive. Both my husband and son got the wild game sampler which was $49. It consisted of a portion of elk, quail... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

And don't miss the opportunity to enjoy peanut butter stuffed jalapeño peppers and Rocky Mountain Oysters. The menu offers hearty choices, so come hungry. The food is well-prepared and the service is excellent. The setting is beautiful and you'll want to enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks in the outdoor seating area and enjoy a view of a vast valley.

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