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The Fort

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19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-4771
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 8
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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
Beautiful place among the red rocks!

Just so happened to be our anniversary weekend. We had been to Mt Evans all day hiking and just wanted to stop to eat at a place we had never eaten. Found this spot and had no clue how expensive it was. It was very tasty but just from the looks we would never have thought. They specialize in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Newburgh, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Newburgh, Indiana
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just so happened to be our anniversary weekend. We had been to Mt Evans all day hiking and just wanted to stop to eat at a place we had never eaten. Found this spot and had no clue how expensive it was. It was very tasty but just from the looks we would never have thought. They specialize in exotic... More 

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denver
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

1st time for 3 of us; were sat immediately. Joe & Courtney were very attentive servers; pace of meal/service was excellent. food was great-especially the buffalo! 2 of us had the 'combo plate'--perfect way to sample the meats. coffee needs to be much hotter: as soon as I put cream in it, it became cold. great place; can't go wrong!

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My husband and I have been here for dinner twice now. We have a summer home in the area. The staff was pleasant; the first time the service was quite good but the second time it was a bit slow. It is 'touristy' but still good overall. My husband loved the bone marrow but not something I typically eat. The... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Built to look like an old fort, The Fort has masses of character and style, good food (with a lot of game, rocky mountain oysters and the like) and excellent fish. Try a shot of whisky with a dash of gunpowder (maybe that is why it is called a shot!).

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Evergreen, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been to The Fort twice. Both times the food was extremely mediocre. The first time, the only thing I remember was that the bone marrow app was pretty good. However the steak was unseasoned and forgetful. The jalapeno poppers were thoughtless and uninspiring, like something you would get at Chili's. And that's all I remember. The second time I ordered... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Meat restaurant with tasty ribs. Good steaks and nice historic surroundings. Service was professional, food was good. Plenty of people and a nice place to bring friends. We had nice before dinner drinks, and good local beer with the food. A place to remember and revisit.

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Morrison, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good food but not as good as it once was! Great ambiance. Good views. The . outdoor fire always sounds as smells great.

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Morrison, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I think this place is about tourist trap food. None of it was very good. Game sausage was boiled and not very well. Sauce was cheap ketchup with ? in it. Some other sauce?. Had duck queso, nothing special, flat tasting. Quail egg wrapped in burnt sausage. The view and ambience was great. They need to match the quality of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fabulous views of red rock foothills surround this adobe-style restaurant. An inviting courtyard before entering the restaurant contains a full size tepee and a pillory to take fun pictures of your friends with head and hands "locked" in this ancient torture like device. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, drinks were unique with one containing gun powder (had to... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Fort is a replica of Bent's Fort in Southeastern Colorado. Bent's was the center of activitiy in the Southwest in the early to mid 1800's. The Fort Restaurant takes you back to that era with their establishment and the food. Want to know what good wild game taste like? Bison, Elk, Beef you can get it all at the... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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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