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19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Arvada, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Boulder, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were just ther for a party of four for an outstanding experience with absolutely excellent food. The building is modeled after Bent's Fort on the Arkansas river in the 1830's. Bents Fort was a fuur trading fort in early Colorado history. It became a restaurant on lower half in 1963; and, has been growing to national acclaim ever since.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and went there on December 30 for our anniversary. It was a cold snowy evening, and it was warm and cozy inside. The food and the service were outstanding, from the salad and bread, to the main course of buffalo, to the cheesecake dessert. It was a great evening!

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Morrison, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Fort is a replica of Bent's Fort and is very interesting. Many famous people have dined there. They have a native American who plays the flute beautifully several nights a week and shares his story. They had a special during November and it was a 3 course dinner with Buffalo Pot Roast which melted in your mouth. We enjoyed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Fort is located about a 45 minute drive west of downtown Denver. It is replica of Bent’s Fort, a famous Colorado fur trade fort built in 1833. The food is very wild game based. Most of their recipes are based on ingredients that were available in Colorado in the 1830's. All Entrees are served with pumpkin walnut muffins and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Scenic overlook view of all of Denver is to be enjoyed with a cocktail and a mountain view. Food was interesting with an interesting set of choices not usually found on menus. Elk, bison filet and ribeye,tongue, sausages. Great guacamole. Full bar andLarge wine list choice fairly priced for the most part but avoid the super priced first growths.

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428 reviews 428 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes the facility is interesting and the location unique... but the meals are lacking. The Denver area has come such a long way in terms of great meals. This place is just stuck in the past.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I have been coming here for Christmas Eve for 27 years and have never been disappointed. Chris, the manager has always gone out of his way to make each and every experience perfect in every way. The food is top notch and the atmosphere transports you to another era and time. Can't say enough! Hope to keep... 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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