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The Fort

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19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-4771
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5:00 am - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Unique dining experience--not as good as I remember

We used to live in Colorado and I last was at the Fort the night before the summit of the eight in 1996. I remember that as a magical night at the Fort--we waited outside by the campfire as the sun sank lower in the sky and felt like we were at an old west Fort. We ordered every "weird"... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
sazoram
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Rochester, NY
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rochester, NY
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245 reviews 245 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We used to live in Colorado and I last was at the Fort the night before the summit of the eight in 1996. I remember that as a magical night at the Fort--we waited outside by the campfire as the sun sank lower in the sky and felt like we were at an old west Fort. We ordered every "weird"... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We tried this restaurant mid-week for a birthday party. Our reservation was at 6:30PM. Some of our group arrived earlier than others, and those of us who arrived early were sat and not even offered drinks (no one even spoke to us) while we were waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. Once our party was complete (around... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our trainer suggested to try this place, as they had decent game meat selection. Some of my colleagues were hoping for trying out rattlesnakes, but that they did not have there. They had bison, quail, elk, Rocky Mountain Oysters and others. We had a great dinner. The variety game plate is a good choice if you want to taste different... More 

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Colorado
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200 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We dined at The Fort for dinner recently with our group of nine family members, and we were seated in a lovely dining area with great views. Our service was outstanding, and our main server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and took good care of us throughout the meal service. The food itself was good. You won't often find... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Menu was different as it attempts to mimic something from the 1830s. Unfortunately the food just didn't play out as I would have hoped. We had a rather large sampling of trout, duck, pork, and tortilla chicken. The pork and duck was good however the fish and chicken were sub par. The restaurant itself is set in a recreation of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had Easter dinner there today with the family. Never had been and wanted to try it out as it does get good reviews. Great atmosphere and the flute player added to the western ambiance. Food was very good and very nice wine selection. I just thought $59 for a buffalo rib-eye and $35 for a ham sliced dinner is asking... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had dinner at The Fort recently, after reading an article about it's history. I was extremely intrigued. Walking in, we sort of felt like we were at Epcot Center or Disney, but I appreciated the attempt at creating an old-time atmosphere. The service was great, the food choices are very unique and you will find things you won't find... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The place to go for bison. Absolutely love the bison ribs. It is a replica of an 1800's trading post and right off of Rt 285 and not far from Red Rocks.

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Boulder, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed trying items my teen or friend hadn't had before - bison tongue appetizer, elk chops, duck breast. It's a bit pricey but worth it. They have even more organic and local options than when I was here several years ago. They have some live Native American flute music playing gently throughout the evening as well as staff... More 

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denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Yes, the fort is the place to go to get away from the Denver city lights and experience frontier type food in an excellent atmosphere of the old west. The fort is a replica of the actual fort, rebuilt near La Junta, Colorado. While I have had great food there, so-so food there and not so good food there, it... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?