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The Fort

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American, Southwestern
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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
303-697-4771
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want exotic, different food this place might be for you. The only thing that I can really recommend is the atmosphere. They have a great teepee beside the front door. The restaurant offers bison, duck, shrimp and fish made a variety of ways. There were 8 people in our party and two people ordered the only vegetarian meal.... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view from the patio. The food was good but not exceptional. I had the lamb which I would order again. I really liked the whiskey cocktail.

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Nashport, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations (recommended but not required) and was seated immediately. Our waiter, Joe, was very attentive and made suggestions. Our drinks and food came in relatively short time.

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

Dear Joseph W, Thank you for taking the time to review of The Fort following your recent dining experience with us in Morrison. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed delicious food with quality service, and will pass your comments on to Joe. We hope to welcome you back for a future meal. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fort is an interesting restaurant in the foothills west of Denver. Housed in an adobe building with numerous dining rooms, it is quiet enough for conversation and offers an unusual menu that includes bison, bbq ribs, and several fish and steak options. Service was friendly and efficient, but our party was never rushed. The Fort is pricey, but a... More 

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

Dear prairiewolf, Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed review of your experience at The Fort. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic setting, unique menu offerings and quality service. I hope to welcome you back soon for more shinin’ times at The Fort. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Kodiak Island, Alaska, Usa
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First started going here in he early 80s. My EX wanted me to try the "Rocky Mountain Oysters". What, I asked? "Rocky Mountain Oysters", he repeated, with a huge grin on his face. Oh well, OK....I tried them. They were fantastic and I was hooked! THEN he told me what they were. I could have cheerfully choked him. However, have... More 

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

Dear Patricia C, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful endorsement of The Fort. I am so pleased to hear how much you love our rocky mountain oysters, as well as our location and historic setting. We hope to welcome you back soon for more shinin’ times at The Fort. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Durham, North Carolina
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cool atmosphere and an amazing view. This would be a great spot for a date night meal. Stopped in after a day of exploring and was likely underdressed but no one on the staff seemed to care. I ordered the Rocky Mountain oysters, and the game plate. The buffalo steak was the best I have had anywhere! If... More 

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

Dear azchipka, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort following a day of exploring, and for sharing a review of your experience with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal, specifically the buffalo steak and our house-made Maytag blue cheese dressing. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the future.... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to The Fort to experience some foods that we can't get in Ohio. My husband got the plate with buffalo, elk, and quail, which were all delicious. I got the special, which were buffalo and pork bbq ribs, which were also good.. The appetizer and our drinks were also fantastic. My only complaint was that the kids menu... More 

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

Dear Ohiogirl00, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of The Fort, and for joining us during your trip to Colorado. I am pleased to hear you were able to enjoy unique menu items that you are unable to experience in Ohio, and have noted your comments regarding the children’s menu. I hope to welcome you... More 

Nashville, Tennessee, Usa
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling to Red Rocks for a concert I stumbled upon The Fort per advice from a local. What a great tip! The appetizers were great, the steaks amazing and the ambiance like no other! The side dishes were fresh and perfect for the meal. I had bison, my date had beef and both were excellent! The setting and history... More 

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

Dear Kenneth W, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful endorsement of The Fort. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your pre-concert dining experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back for more shinin’ times at The Fort next time you’re in Denver. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is actually on the National Register of Historic sites. Apparently some very high ranking world leaders met there several years ago for a summit of sorts. The setting is just beautiful. Our table had a magnificent view of the surrounding area. This was a very special family occasion so we did splurge. The menu includes bison, quail, duck,... More 

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

Dear PaGrandma, Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed endorsement of The Fort. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic grounds, hospitable staff and menu offerings, especially the steak and dessert selections. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future for more shinin’ times at The Fort. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be the best and most unique place Colorado could offer. It's sliding a little bit in recent years, maybe some complacency is setting in. If they could modernize a bit while keeping the rustic decor, and taking a look at changing up their dishes a little it would do good. That being said, they still turn... More 

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

Dear ColoradoRat, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Fort, and for your continued patronage – both are sincerely appreciated. I am disappointed to hear your recent visits have fallen short compared to previous years and appreciate your feedback. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future visit the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
American, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 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 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: 303-697-4771
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?