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The Fort

19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“quail” (133 reviews)
“wild game” (39 reviews)
“elk chop” (40 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were very excited to visit The Fort. The view is beautiful and our guacamole on the patio was quite good. Our meal was a different story. The entrees are very expensive and not tasty. I had the Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fun of enjoying a fort for dinner was quite the experience. The service was great, the antelope chops were unbelievable, Medium rare!! Followed by a hot fudge sundae. Need I say more.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is on the list of 1000 places to see before you die. We weren't sure what to expect based on the reviews. The service was exceptional and the food was very good. Our only criticism is that the plating of the food was...More

Thank 483kimberleeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great place to pretend you are having dinner in the old Wild West. The building is a replica of Bent's Old Fort and is located on a hilltop in Morrison, Colorado. You will have an educational evening that focuses on a regional...More

Thank Thomas A D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is very much a tourist "go to" spot. Located in an historic building in Morrison overlooking Denver, the restaurant has a very western feel to it. We felt the prices on the up-scale-ish menu were over priced for the quality of the food....More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is an icon in Colorado. Great views of Denver Metro and the surrounding red rocks. The steaks are good quality, not loaded up with a lot of spices. They used to serve more exotic meats way back. Buffalo and Elk are still excellent...More

Thank isdn4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was thoroughly underwhelmed. It started with the uncomfortable wooden chairs. The appetizers were fair at best. While the meat was good, it was not great especially for the prices they charge. The vegetables were awful appearing to come out of a large plastic bag...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here a number of times over the past 10 years and I always come away wondering why it remains popular (and it has, for decades.). It's on the very high end of expense, the quality of their various meats has never been that...More

Thank BJB2743
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a great view, excellent service, and excellent game entrees. I started with buffalo tongue on crostini, and had the wild game sampler plate. I think I would have gone with a different way to serve the appetizer, but the meat was tender...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible menu! Everyone experienced different dishes and amazing flavor sensations! The man who came to our table and gave us some historical information was fabulous. The service was wonderful. The views make me proud to live in Colorado! Will definitely go back!

Thank Kelly B
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from Rich Z | Reviewed this property |
I'd spend the money and go here, even not knowing what place your comparing it too.
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
August 12, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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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