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The Fort

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-4771
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
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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English first
San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This highly acclaimed restaurant has excellent local food in a charming adobe replica of Bent's Fort. Since the original owner passed away years ago, it seems as if management is paying homage to her by keeping the same tables, plates, silverware, etc. It looks the same as it did 40 years ago. And when you walk in, the first thing... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Fort many times, and just went again and had one of the tastiest meals served in any resturant. I had some visitors in from South Africa for their very first visit to the U.S. and also Denver was their first US city before traveling on to NYC, so I chose The Fort for our dinner... More

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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As a first time visitor to Denver I was enthralled by the stream of informative chatter flowing around me as we drove out of the city into the rosy tinged hills on the outskirts of town. Our charming hosts had chosen the adobe" Fort" at Morrison built by a restaurant pioneer way back in the 60's as the showcase for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Old west type "game" restaurant with a great location looking down towards Denver. Perfect for jeans and cowboy boots. Make sure you dine in the east section for the view. Great location for out of town guests. I've been here a dozen times in the past 20 years. Most recently for my birthday. Features game items like bison, elk and... More

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Madison
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The view is great and the atmosphere is very pleasant, had a good drink ginger sangria. That's where is ends. Bison, quail, elk etc menu. Had the bison ribs, OK but not very much meat on them. Mashed potatoes, baked beans. Potatoes a little lumpy and bland, beans under cooked, hardly ate any of the meal. Special dessert, apple cobbler... More

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Friday Harbor, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The Fort is a destination restaurant west of Denver that has been visited by several US Presidents, foreign heads of state AND Julia Child. It is a rebuilt trading fort with an excellent wine list. Game is the featured item: quail, elk and bison. We tried them all in both appetizers and mains. Had bison tongue, marrow bones, mountain oysters... More

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I think that someone who has not had wild game before or who wants to get a spirit of the Old West should try The Fort at least once. I've been twice and the second time I felt like it was very expensive for what I ordered. Sort of felt like it was a "tourist trap" and I'm a local!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food was amazing. I had Bison filet and my husband had the game plate. Both were cooked to perfection. The service was good.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Eating at restaurants every day while I travel, I can usually find a weakness, the Fort does not have a weakness. This place is amazing from the outdoor cocktail area to the teepee and fire pit near the private dining room. Our service was phenomenal with quick appetizer delivery and everyone in our party of 25 receiving all their game... More

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Arkansas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was only pretty good - my wife had great salmon and I had the game plate which was chewy - service was also just ok - great location and property. It is unique and pricey.

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