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The Fort

19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“quail” (131 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“steak” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited "The Fort" while visiting our daughter in Evergreen a couple of weeks ago. Being an adventurous couple with very little "game" experience, we are always open to new experiences. Our visit was a resounding success. The four of us shared lamb riblets and duck...More

Thank CommishPalmCoast_FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have true old west recipes and the price to go with it, we ordered med well and got well done, and because it items most do not see they live on that. All that said yes it’s a very good steak house but there...More

Thank larry t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to come here when my Easterner brother and his wife visited. It is the experience, not the food quality that bring you here. Overpriced, but you are paying in part for the experience and photo ops.

Thank DenverJim48
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DenverJim48, Thank you for introducing your guests to The Fort while they were in town, and for taking time to review your experience. I’m pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and hope you’ll join us again in the future. Holly Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best restaurant I've been to in the Evergreen/Morrison/Denver area. The Old West atmosphere was charming from the time we walked in the door until we meandered around the grounds after dinner. The food is all "wild west" fare with offerings like bison...More

Thank Caroline T
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Caroline T, Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review of your experience at The Fort. I am thrilled you enjoyed a wonderful meal with us and were able to explore our historic grounds, which are now home to Tesoro Cultural Center’s...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were together for dinner before graduation at Red Rocks. The drinks were good, the appetizers were unusual but most liked them. Dinner choices included wild game and several tried them. Bison was very good as was the fish was excellent. The atmosphere feels old...More

Thank RonJmn
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RonJmn, Thank you for writing a review of your recent dinner at The Fort, and for celebrating such a momentous occasion with us. I’m pleased to hear our attentive staff, historic atmosphere and delicious menu offerings provided a memorable experience, and I hope you’ll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday. I live in Morrison but have never been there. The atmosphere here is great. The food was done perfectly and everything we had was delicious. The whiskey made with tobacco and gun powder in it was tasty also! Our server...More

Thank Matt W
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Matt W, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, and for taking time to review your experience. I am delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us and were able to enjoy our historic atmosphere and unique menu offerings, specifically our Trade...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had seen the great reviews of this place and wanted to go here for lunch but they don't open until 4 pm so I had lunch elsewhere. But.. I was going to red rocks that evening and really wanted to check this place out....More

Thank redblueyes
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Redblueyes, Thank you for choosing to visit The Fort, and for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience. I am pleased to hear you were able to enjoy a peaceful drink and appetizer on our patio before your show at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit this unique restaurant anticipating an elegant meal. My wife had salmon but was not overly impressed. I had the Elk, Bison and Quail. I was not disappointed with my meal. It was delicious. I felt that we were...More

Thank Mark6155
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark6155, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dinner at The Fort. While I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic Game Plate, I regret to learn your wife’s meal and your overall experience was anything less than perfect. I hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really there were no brunch items as of noon ( anything with eggs ) ---- ordered the Ham "steak" with potatoes and vegetables. Expecting a nice juicy thick piece of ham and I got 2 pieces of sliced deli ham that I could have brought...More

Thank jwhelgerson
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jwhelgerson, Thank you for choosing to celebrate Easter at The Fort, and for taking the time to provide feedback following your dining experience. I regret to learn your holiday meal was anything less than perfect, and encourage you to contact our Floor Manager at...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the mountains, beautiful views, great food, drinks and friendly service. Reservations recommended on the weekends.

Thank Carolyn000001
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carolyn0000, Thank you for taking time to review The Fort. I appreciate your endorsement and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a future meal. Holly Kinney, Proprietress

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sandykaufman
So, there is a kids menu? I couldn't get a response to my twice sent email to The Fort about that. I'm coming from Michigan and want to take family there.kids are 4 and 8. Also wondered what the price range is?? Can someone help? Fort doesn't care to respond. Thank you in advance.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Bridget C | Reviewed this property |
The Fort is extremely pricey but the food is awesome! The way I see it...if you are coming from Michigan and a restaurant doesn't care to respond...spend your money elsewhere. There are so many incredible places to eat out... More
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Jdeir
Is there a dress code? What should a female wear for a Friday night dinner?
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Laura0708 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
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MissouriMommy3
My family is thinking of going to The Fort: grandpa, mom, dad, 8-year old twins and a picky 12-year-old. The adults will be willing to experiment, but what are the options and prices on the kids' menu? Someone mentioned macaroni and cheese, which might be good for my 8-year olds. I fear the 12-year old will order an expensive option and decide he doesn't like it. Any suggestions?
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Adrienne M | Reviewed this property |
Lunch is not an option at The Fort. Dinner only. It might be a better idea to skip a potentially disliked expensive main entree and perhaps get a couple of appetizers and/or side dishes instead. The guacamole and bean dip... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 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: +1 303-697-4771
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Description
An award winning and nationally acclaimed “truly Colorado” restaurant, The Fort is located in Southwest Denver’s Red Rocks Territory. Specializing in regional game, such as bison, elk and quail, as well as seasonal fish and hearty vegetarian fare influenced by American Indian and Mountain Man cuisine, The Fort’s creation of “New Foods of the Old West,” brings back popular recipes from the 19th century, prepared with a twist. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fort is a full-scale adobe replica of Bent’s Fort, an important fur-trading fort originally in Southeastern Colorado (1833-1849).

Paying homage to the property’s historic inspiration, The Fort’s cuisine is modeled after the diets of pioneers along the Santa Fe Trail, mountain men and native Indian tribes, as well as the culinary influences of the Mexican and Spanish traders who once occupied the border of Old Mexico and the U.S. Territory where the original Bent’s Fort sat. Kinney leads The Fort’s creation of “New Foods of the Old West,” bringing back modernized versions of popular recipes from the 19th century, utilizing a rare cookbook library with more than 3,000 volumes.

Dishes such as roasted bison marrow bones, braised bison tongue, Rocky Mountain Oysters and Buffalo tenderloin filet mignon are menu staples, as are cocktails like Trade Whiskey, made with “organic” gunpowder, and “The Hailstorm,” the first Colorado cocktail served in 1833 at Bent’s Fort.
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