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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 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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
Denver, CO
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Fort has been my father's favorite restaurant since he traveled to Denver from NY for business years ago. Now that I live in Denver, we've had a few family gatherings there over the years. I'm also a member of The Tesoro Foundation run by Holly Arnold Kinney who now owns & runs the restaurant & I enjoy attending the... More

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went on an early Saturday evening. Were told there would be a 1.5 hour wait at minimum, so we opted for appetizers on the patio (you can't order from the dinner menu on the patio or in the bar). Appetizers were excellent, except the guacamole. The menu said it was the "best in Denver" but it was WAY bland. I... More

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Hendersonville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from a trip to Colorado for a wedding and we wanted a night out by ourselves. I read the reviews on here and was very torn about going. But we decide to go and I am so glad we did. We had a wonderful dinner, fantastic service in a very unique beautiful setting. If... More

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Province of Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Always a good concept to have the game meats on the menu but I feel this place is getting tired. Wine selections good at average high prices. the trio game plate is a good chance to see what they do here, but you've had other chances to try these meats I'm sure. so you can skip it here. the jalapeño... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Recently went to the Fort in Morrison for the first time. I loved pulling up by the red rocks amphitheater, and finding the restaurant to be nearly exact in nestling up under those very same rocks. The location worked, the views are wonderful. I loved the waiters and waitress's style of dress, the table to table flute person who stopped... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Place is awesome!!! Decor is very nice and very earthy. Food is pricy, but you expect it. Don't look for "normal" food.....there is none. Buffalo, elk, quail, bison testicles......yep. Need to be a,somewhat adventurous eater. Bathroom is VERY tighter wheelchair users. Can manage, but it is difficult. Oh.....the weird guy walking around is the "guard" of the tort. A bit... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took our friends from the East Coast to The Fort for the ambiance and what we thought would be wonderful "western fare". The location is really wonderful. Beautiful views of the city and valley below, and the restaurant, courtyard, gift shop and outdoor patio are all very nice. I made online reservations and asked for a table by a... More

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San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This highly acclaimed restaurant has excellent local food in a charming adobe replica of Bent's Fort. Since the original owner passed away years ago, it seems as if management is paying homage to her by keeping the same tables, plates, silverware, etc. It looks the same as it did 40 years ago. And when you walk in, the first thing... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been to the Fort many times, and just went again and had one of the tastiest meals served in any resturant. I had some visitors in from South Africa for their very first visit to the U.S. and also Denver was their first US city before traveling on to NYC, so I chose The Fort for our dinner... More

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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As a first time visitor to Denver I was enthralled by the stream of informative chatter flowing around me as we drove out of the city into the rosy tinged hills on the outskirts of town. Our charming hosts had chosen the adobe" Fort" at Morrison built by a restaurant pioneer way back in the 60's as the showcase for... More

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