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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 163
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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 24
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  • 6
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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 destination....

The Fort is good for a special occasion or a place to bring out of town visitors. Built along the lines of an old western fort, there are very good views and interesting ambience. The food is good, however I think overpriced. All the food is designed to imitate what settlers of 100 years ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Russell F
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Fort is good for a special occasion or a place to bring out of town visitors. Built along the lines of an old western fort, there are very good views and interesting ambience. The food is good, however I think overpriced. All the food is designed to imitate what settlers of 100 years ago might have eaten with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Good food, wait staff. Love the flutist who plays while you eat. Pictures with wolf and buffalo hats on. Fun, time. Great gift store

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Centennial, Colorado
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63 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Fort is nestled in the red rocks out by red rock amphitheater. I ate here several years ago and the menu has changed some but the food is still very good. We came in for drinks and a few appetizers before going to a concert. We had the duck quesadilla which were very good and the cicerone tacos also... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a large party for graduation so we ordered a lot. The appetizers of tongue, bone marrow, mt rocky oysters and bbq lamb was interesting. Bone marrow is very fatty with little taste, bbq lamb was delicious. I shared an order of the game plate which was a lot to eat and very delicious but my favourite was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very historic and great atmosphere! Very original menu. Food was above average. Service was outstanding and very personal

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Littleton, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I went on a Saturday evening. Upon arrival, a sweet older gentleman in hunting attire greeted guests as he was stoking up the fire. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. There are tables with some views of the surrounding area so be sure to ask for a view if you want that. There was another... More 

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Colorado
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56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place has a lot of history and unique dishes. This for me is more of a special occasion restaurant. Dishes are of high quality with the price to go along with it. We knew what to expect and we really enjoyed it. The restaurant is a must if you live here, just visiting, or celebrating a special event. I've... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We used to live in Colorado and I last was at the Fort the night before the summit of the eight in 1996. I remember that as a magical night at the Fort--we waited outside by the campfire as the sun sank lower in the sky and felt like we were at an old west Fort. We ordered every "weird"... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We tried this restaurant mid-week for a birthday party. Our reservation was at 6:30PM. Some of our group arrived earlier than others, and those of us who arrived early were sat and not even offered drinks (no one even spoke to us) while we were waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. Once our party was complete (around... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Our trainer suggested to try this place, as they had decent game meat selection. Some of my colleagues were hoping for trying out rattlesnakes, but that they did not have there. They had bison, quail, elk, Rocky Mountain Oysters and others. We had a great dinner. The variety game plate is a good choice if you want to taste different... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?