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The Fort

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19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-4771
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Hwy 285...
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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  • 169
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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Double Rainbow as an extra

Planned a dinner for 80 pl with a reception on the patio prior. Had a special treat of a short shower followed by a double rainbow that was beautiful. Restaurant location very scenic and the food and service was great. They specialize in wild game, but anyone can find something on their menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Patti S
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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GREENWOOD VILLAGE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very unique building, views and food. An experience to remember! Wonderful drive to the restaurant and all is authentic.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Planned a dinner for 80 pl with a reception on the patio prior. Had a special treat of a short shower followed by a double rainbow that was beautiful. Restaurant location very scenic and the food and service was great. They specialize in wild game, but anyone can find something on their menu.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

check out the website for the theme and ambience, building seems authentic enough even if the staging is a little overdone for my taste, but what really matters is the food. We shared a good guacamole and a mixed plate of well flavoured sausages, then had the bone marrow appetiser . Very tasty, although not as much to eat as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food, well it was just terrible....We loved the waiter. Cant remember his name but just a great guy. Unfortunately the vegetarian food tasted like what I imagine alpo tastes like. A morning star veggie patty covered in canned red chili enchilada sauce. Not a good thing. My son ordered the special fort meal with 3 meats over $50.00. the... More 

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful peanut butter stuffed jalapeno's on the deck overlooking the Colorado Plains made for a great start for my visit to the Fort. Perched in the Geologically interesting Red Rocks above Denver, one can forgive the campy traditions of Buffalo Head hats for some of the guests and the "traditional" trappers toast. While I could do without the "traditions", many... More 

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Destination place. Cool space with a neat history. Half-hour from downtown Denver. Service is corny and attentive. Food was quite good. Why 3 stars? Expensive and semi-manipulative. Only an ap menu when you sit. Try the "oysters" and all the anecdotes that come with it. Yummy, but as another said, it's as much the sauce. We had buffalo, which was... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Four of us dined at The Fort recently. We had heard much about it and how wonderful the food was. The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice. The building is a reproduction of a real fort and trading post from the past. The outside is complimented by a teepee and a firepit, and there are beautiful views. Unfortunately it... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to The Fort on our first day visiting Denver. We were excited to let our 4 boys try some unusual game dishes, and spring Rocky Mountain Oysters on them. What we experienced was shameless upselling and pushy wait staff. First off you are funneled into bar area to order drinks and apps. We declined and instead explored the very... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Plenty of room for six or more diners. The appetizers we ordered included mixed sausages which were smoky and good. We ordered most of the options, such as the BBQ buffalo ribs, quail, salmon, duck breasts, buffalo steak, elk chop, and even bear meat . . . all delicious and perfectly done. We did not forget to try the Rocky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Fort is one of those places that will bring you back to the old west with its decor and unusual offerings. My wife and I were here for dinner on a Friday evening. The experience starts as soon as you enter the parking lot at the base of the foothills in Morrison. There is a big "rattlesnake" sign high... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: 303-697-4771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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!
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?