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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: Breakfast, 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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  • 57
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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
A replicated piece of Colorado history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
atpittman
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came here with family and were not disappointed. My husband is not from around here and when we decided to come to Colorado I told him he needed to try Rocky Mountain Oysters. Confused, he looked them up online and laughed. He's rather adventurous when it comes to trying new things and he really liked them. Our food was... More 

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Miami, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our recent dining experience at the Fort. Our reservations were at 8 but the table was not ready. Efforts were made to accommodate us with appetizers and drinks outside until our table was ready. We were 6 adults and 2 children. It was alittle hard with keeping the children occupied while we waited.The menu was unique and food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews we went to The Fort with trepidation, but it was my son's choice for his birthday. We were pleasantly surprised. Mary Beth was an outstanding server, the pacing was impeccable. We were reluctant to order steak or game but were very pleased with the quail, duck, quinoa , and shrimp. The shrimp was very spicy, but... More 

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Broomfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We dinned with friends at the Fort recently. My husband and I have been to The Fort quite a bit over the years and thought perhaps they had dropped a notch or two and if so, they have certainly stepped it back up! Good job gang! I ordered something different (ribs - the size of a dinosaur!) and my husband... More 

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Holbrook, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were visiting our daughter in Colorado and we're looking to try some different type of cuisine. She certainly brought us to the right place! We sampled Rocky Mountain oysters, elk, bison and quail. Everything was outstanding. The atmosphere and waitstaff were top notch. Even the drinks were delicious. While waiting for our dinner, we walked around the grounds and... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

WE were visiting Denver. Took two friends to the Fort for dinner. Had not been there for several years. the building is a representation of historic Bent's Fort. Servers were friendly and helpful, Food was served promptly and presentation was very good. Quality of food was acceptable, but not really worth the prices charged.

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The atmosphere of The Fort is absolutely beautiful! However, other than the yummy macaroni and cheese and duck quesidilla, I can't stress enough how disappointed we were in our meal. All of the meat items that were ordered were charred on the outside and were not very tender. After cutting around all of the charred parts, I think I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Authentic old West atmosphere... Interesting and unique! Wonderful for a romantic date night, though We came with family. Everyone really enjoyed their meal, it was delicious! Service was a bit... Snotty... If I may say. I wish our waitress had been more friendly, I was dissapointed in her snobbery.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is really a special-occasion (or expense-account) place. The food and service are certainly 5-star worthy. I wish I could justify the prices, but it just does not compute, which is why I can only give it a 4-star rating. Our party of 4, with entrees, one drink each, and coffee, set me back about $290 including tip and tax.... 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, Romantic, Doing business

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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