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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/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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Favorite place to eat in Denver

Game game and more game. You can get tons of game here- quail, buffalo, elk and more. Staff is fantastic, views from patio dining room (enclosed) are fantastic at sunset. Wine list is varied with varietal, country, and price, plus wines by the glass, something for everyone. Love the 1850 Mint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews 309 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Game game and more game. You can get tons of game here- quail, buffalo, elk and more. Staff is fantastic, views from patio dining room (enclosed) are fantastic at sunset. Wine list is varied with varietal, country, and price, plus wines by the glass, something for everyone. Love the 1850 Mint Julep! The peanut butter jalapeños appetizer is a must-... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We went there last night for a night out and to try new foods. The beef (or bison) tongue, bison steak, and teriyaki quail was superb. The duck with orange sauce was just okay. All of the sides (salad, mashed potatoes and rice) were yummy. The service was excellent. There were two people dressed in full Indian garb who came... More 

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Penang
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It is more than a restaurant and one of the must go restaurant if you want to taste iconic food of Colorado. Food was great, atmosphere was nice however it was expensive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my brother and his family out to The Fort as a thank you for letting me stay with them on my first trip to Co. I knew the food would be expensive, however, it was SO GOOD that I didn't care! The beef filet was butter- tender and flavorful, and the sides & salad were beyond the normal green... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Fort is a restaurant that I'd go back to for the experience not the food. I tried the combo with a bunch of different wild game which I was very excited about but everything was overcooked. Our server was very professional and the setting is definitely unique but other than going back for a drink on the deck (during... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Yes, you can order a whiskey cocktail with gunpowder just like Buffalo Bill. Yes Prairie Oysters are on the menu. But The Buffalo is spectacular for carnivores. The Elk and Lamb are more acquired tastes in how they are prepared, but heck your in Colorado Cowboy, Giddyup

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great place to eat, unusual food for a Brit, great atmosphere and great service. Well worth a visit, you may even spot a few famous faces!

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Arvada, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had an amazing and incredible experience here! Walking into the Fort is like walking back in time to the wild, wild west! This place is rich in history and delicious game. We had an attentive and friendly server named Ruth. She definitely knew the menu and had excellent suggestions. I can not remember the bartenders name but my husband... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

go, when in Rome do as the Romans do? That's kind of what I thought when I went to this place. The actual aesthetics are gorgeous you walk into the forest and there's a fire going a small trading post and you get the feel of the old-time rugged west. You walk into the restaurant and it is beyond amazing!... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a staple of the Denver area and we have gone here on occasion for years. Atmosphere, setting and food are consistently great. Everything was decorated for the holidays, and carolers went from table to table to entertain. One of the two top game restaurants in the Denver area, and a great place to try Rocky Mountain Oysters.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?