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The Fort

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American, Southwestern, Gluten Free
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19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptional menu and service here. Dishes like quail, buffalo or even a rattlesnake cocktail are always a treat for the foodie craving something different. The Fort is a short drive from Denver to Morrison and well worth the visit!

Thank Ell Marree S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 4 member family enjoyed a night out at The Fort with its rustic atmosphere, very good food, and very good and friendly service. Food selections were varied, wine selections adequate.

Thank Kent S
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About a year or so ago I watched a special presentation on PBS (I think) on the origin of The Fort and I was so excited when I found out that I would be in the area and could visit it in person. After having had a meal there I can say, go only if you are interested because of... More 

Thank Rosebud1216164
Albany, New York
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a large family dinner (8 including a 1.5 year old) and they gave us an almost private room. One odd thing: they gave us appetizer only menus to start. Several people requested dinner menus as they (like most people?) like to like to pick an entree before knowing what appetizer to order. That being said, the food was excellent... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the buffalo sirloin medallions and they were so tender and juicy. The taste was fabulous. It is very close to the best piece of meat I have had in my life. I have to say the included dinner salads looked very much like out of a bag greens but the star at this steakhouse is the meat. A... More 

Thank Mike S
Evergreen, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in this area since the late 70's, when I first visited The Fort. At that time, it was exceptional. I recently received a gift certificate for dinner there, and I must say...what a tired, uninspired, mediocre place. Other than the deck view of Denver, there is no reason to visit this replica of Bent's Fort. The menu... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a special restaurant. Everything was delicious and well prepared. My wife had a buffalo steak, which she shared a few bites with me, and I had the quail. Both were excellent and the potatoes with the quail were nicely done with added ingredients to add to their flavor. For dessert, I highly recommend the caramel brownie with... More 

Thank Tom R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in a 'fort', making it fun yet somewhat cliche. The food was excellent quality; more of a high-end restaurant .. although we brought our children and did not feel out of place. The food selection was my favorite part. While they had familiar favorites, we also tried a lot of new things such as elk, quail,... More 

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to this. Somehow I misunderstood what we were getting into it. I thought this would be a real fun place to eat ... but it was way more fine dining than I expected. I first want to say the service was excellent. No complaints there. But be prepared to PAY A LOT. Three entrees, one... More 

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

Dear RogueFour, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at The Fort. I am disappointed to hear your time with us fell short of expectations, and have noted your comments. Should you wish to discuss your experience in further detail, I encourage you to contact our Floor Manager at (303) 697-4771. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the BBQ special because we just recently had steak somewhere else. $39 a person for BBQ was the most I have ever paid, but sadly can't say it was the best. We give them an average rating because the staff was awesome. The mashed potatoes stuck to the roof of your mouth, beans were mushy and overcooked, and... More 

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

Dear Roadtripcrazy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at The Fort. I am pleased to hear our staff exceeded your expectations, however, I am disappointed to hear that your meal did not. I have noted your comments about the preparation of your mashed potatoes, beans and ribs. Should you wish to discuss your experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: 303-697-4771
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?