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The Fort

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-4771
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Ranked #2 of 21 restaurants in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
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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Breckenridge, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Deland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Fort was recommended by friends who live in Boulder. We dined at The Fort on our last evening in Colorado expecting an exceptional experience. We were not disappointed in the view, but the restaurant itself is highly overrated. My husband had the wild game dinner which was $42. Everything but the quail was tough even though he ordered it... More

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at The Fort on four occasions. The choice of game is nice: buffalo, elk, lamb, trout and quail. I would recommend arriving before sunset the view across the plains and hills is very soothing and picturesque as the sun sets. The food and service has always been great. I am looking forward to returning.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Anniversary dinner before an event at Red Rocks and they accommodated us so we would be on time. Sherrill, a 28 year employee, delivered the best restaurant service I believe we have ever experienced. She went out of her way to be helpful and make our evening enjoyable. My wife had the filet, I had orange-ancho chili infused duck breasts... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My hubby, a couple of friends, and I went to The Fort for our last night in our Denver trip this July. From the time we were shown to our table to the time we were having desserts, we had a great time. Our server, Eric, was very friendly and helpful in answering our questions about the menu. It was... More

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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our meal at The Fort was exceptional and we look forward to returning when time is not an issue. Both the authentic dishes and the service were outstanding. We dined before a concert at Red Rocks and they got us in and out in just over an hour. We highly recommend this wonderful dining experience.

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dinner at t The Fort is always a delicious treat. Offering local fare such as buffalo, elk, lamb, trout and quail at a picturesque, western venue adds up to a memorable evening. The tough part is deciding what to order but be assured what ever you decide on will be scrumptious!

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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was the 14th year, and the annual PowWow (hosted by the Tesoro Foundation) at The Fort didn't disappoint! The dancers in competition were phenomenal, particularly one teen man who moved with speed and grace - so fast his face was mostly a blur. Intertribal dances invite visitors to dance along with the participants. I visited and "danced" with a... More

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