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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Taste of the West

I was brought here by a friend while on business in Denver & thoroughly enjoyed it. We shared the Historic Platter as an appetiser then I had the Buffalo Filet Mignon which was absolutely delicious. There was a small problem with how our order was taken but the staff handled it very well & even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NJMacEwan
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Morrison, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had been many years since I visited The Fort and forgotten what great place this is. The atmosphere, friendly wait staff, great cocktails & food make for a great date night, evening with friends, or business dinner.

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Thank QuestionMark80465
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an building that appears to be an old fort in the west. They must have won the west by cooking this excellent meal. My friend and I were traveling on business and decided this place was where we wanted to eat to get an authentic experience. People at work in Denver called it a little cheesy but I... More 

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Thank Joey M
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This old timey restaurant serves up get wild game. While all of the food was excellent the elk and the bison were outstanding!

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Thank Ashley S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort means romance to me. My in-laws hosted our rehearsal dinner here and my husband and I have since celebrated anniversaries back at The Fort. This is a true fine dining experience with all the frills so expect to take your time and be pampered! My favorite food items are the whole quail (not to be missed) and the... More 

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Thank Brittany K
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was brought here by a friend while on business in Denver & thoroughly enjoyed it. We shared the Historic Platter as an appetiser then I had the Buffalo Filet Mignon which was absolutely delicious. There was a small problem with how our order was taken but the staff handled it very well & even gave us complementary desserts to... More 

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Thank NJMacEwan
Louisville, Kentucky
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was all very good. The service left something to be desired. It was very busy the day we visited. I'd give it another try.

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Thank Lindsay F
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How wonderful it was to go to this amazing setting overlooking red rocks and the vast sky. All of the meats I had on My entree (Elk, quail and boar) were amazing. My libation was served in an old west type glass! Amazing!!

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Thank Redmond S
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, you wont go away hungry, but you might be a little lighter in the wallet. The Bison medallions were perfectly cooked to my liking which is extremely rare. The lamb chop is the best I have ever had. The Field Plate is the way to go is you can't decide on what you'd like so you get a... More 

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Thank Grunt_7676
Morrison, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the foothills outside Denver and The Fort is a favorite for special occasions. Our recent visit did not disappoint. Despite a snowstorm, the food and service was typically excellent. Selecting from 19th century local favorites like quail and bison creates fun conversation and yields a delicious meal. My favorite is the fresh trout. In warmer months, a... More 

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Thank Jane3032014
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Jane3032014, Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review of The Fort, and for your continued patronage; both are sincerely appreciated! I am thrilled to read you have had the opportunity to speak with our dedicated mountain man, and that you have had the opportunity to enjoy the view of Denver’s skyline from our lovely outdoor... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the most amazingly delicious Quail I have ever had! The portions were huge, but the size of the ribs were almost Flintstone size! Atmosphere was so very nice!

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Thank Jennifer C
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer C, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful endorsement of The Fort. I am pleased you enjoyed the quail, as well as the restaurant’s ambiance, and hope to welcome you back again soon. Holly Kinney, Proprietress 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic

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?