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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 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I was in Denver on business and went with two friends to The Fort, based on the recommendation of one of us from the area. I suspect this was as much for the unique experience (the facility is built in the style of an old frontier fort) as the dishes that feature game and western meats, like buffalo, elk, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We've been to the Fort for our anniversary a few times and always enjoy the service, the food and the atmosphere this iconic establishment. It's history is rich in Western culture and the evening is always memorable for is food and service. Unlike anything else, it is a step back in time while affording excellent food and comfort. Highly recommend.

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Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food selection of game was good, but the price was not justified in my view. We made a long drive, paid a lot, and got a ho-hum meal.

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charlotte nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I loved this place in the 70's, when a tame bear (Suzie?) was a major attraction...along with the food, of course! When I visitd again in 2013, the bear was long-deceased and not replaced, to my huge disappointment. However, the menu is still a little exotic, the service impeccable but slightly informal in keeping with the atmosphere, and I can... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited The Fort for the first time on Thanksgiving. The place is very attractive and the service was impeccable. The Thanksgiving meal, however, was, in a word, pathetic. For $40 a plate we received a large serving of mashed potatoes, cool, dry turkey, a serving of dressing of less than a 1/4 cup, and stringy green beans. The salad greens... More 

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denver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I haven't visited The Fort in over 20 years; some changes have occurred. They've added to seating with some great views of Denver and the sandstone hills to the east. Lots of history to read while you're queuing up for a seating time. We visited/dined early on Thanksgiving; I ordered the turkey, she ordered the salmon. Well presented and warm,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With few family members in the area, Caron and I have little motivation to indulge in the annual November turkey-roasting ritual. So we go out on Thanksgiving. I'd been wanting to return to The Fort literally for years, so we made reservations well in advance. The restaurant is modeled loosely on Bent's Old Fort, located in southeastern Colorado. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving at The Fort was good; the food just wasn't worth quite as much as they were charging. The place was packed and justifiably so. We received gorgeously arranged plates of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy with just a spoonful of yummy cranberry relish on top. Turkey was good, potatoes stellar. Gravy was congealed, dressing dry. House green salad... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Dinner here was unique, to say the least! Menu items like buffalo steaks and ribs, elk chops, quail, duck and lamb make this place an out-of the-ordinary dining experience. Our party sampled the ribs, the elk chops and buffalo medallions and everything was outstanding. Service was top-notch as well. This place is not just named The Fort, it is a... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Too much to say about this culturally significant place. I've been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. It is not inexpensive but it is an example of getting what you pay for. Great views, great for a romantic dinner or large social gathering. A very unique place, unique food that is incredible!

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Additional Information about The Fort

Address: 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone Number: 303-697-4771
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Southwestern

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