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Bent Fork American Grill

12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
+1 303-337-6600
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being seated by the friendly lady, we got a booth at the bar near where a large guy with a small t-shirt was drilling and sanding in the ceiling. Yuck. Sawdust over the bar and area where we sat. Additionally, our server took our...More

Thank A-Traveling-Man-19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cauliflower wings and fish tacos are fantastic. The raspberry mojito was one of the best mojitos I've had. The service is great too. This is my favorite happy hour spot.

Thank kmcinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop for Happy Hour! Drink and food specials. Try the Cream of Mushroom soup!!! and Cauliflower Wings!!! Yum! Friendly hostess and bartender! The bar area has a great atmosphere, the dining area, not so much (in my opinion)...

Thank JaneyReviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stop at The Bent Fork in Aurora on Easter Sunday, 2018 was a “Sliding Doors” moment. If you’ve ever seen the movie by the same title, with Gwyneth Paltrow, you’ll understand. We were all set to go to another restaurant nearby The Bent Fork,...More

Thank tahiticruise2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are Philadelphians in Colorado for skiing and visiting family and friends. This little neighborhood place had sophistication and local spunk. Authentic and low key quality. Coming back next year. Super fish tacos and sublime martini!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Note: I reserve 5 star for wowers. So 4 stars is as the rating suggest, very good. I had the southwest rolls, Caprese salad, four cheese grilled cheese with tomato bisque and my wife had the ribs. Favorite part was the southwest rolls. Everything else...More

Thank JoshSpurlock
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I had no Idea what to expect when my husband told me he made reservations to this restaurant on December 23 to celebrate my birthday. Given the name, I did not have high expectations that this would be a good place to eat however… I...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has nice ambiance and a great large and varied menu. It's medium cost and generous portions are nice too.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This place has been in the neighbourhood for twenty years! That’s a success in the restaurant world! A place for the typical burger, salads, sandwiches and located in a shopette where parking is not a problem! Try it out!

Thank gazzillion
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Visited Bent Fork for a meet up with friends hadn't seen in a while. We all ordered drinks and soup/salad combinations. The salads were pretty typical; the chicken tortilla soup was very good. Drinks what you might expect. Our wait staff was attentive, personable, accommodating;...More

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Violet D
1 February 2018|
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Response from dogsareup | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is anything specifically vegan on their menu. My husband is vegetarian, and he had the spicy pecan and gorgonzola salad. You could get that and leave off the gorgonzola. You might call them and ask... More
chriss z
4 September 2015|
Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still from 3-6pm and yes! Great deals on wine and beer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
  • Public Transportation: Nearby to RTD stops, also I-225 and Parker Road Park & Ride.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 303-337-6600
  • E-mail
A locally-owned independent restaurant, The Bent Fork serves a diverse offering of traditional dishes that are inventive, fresh, and flavorful in a distinctive environment of casual sophistication. With our award winning menu, eclectic wine list, handcrafted martinis, art and architecture, the stage is set for our staff to deliver an experience that will melt away the stress, stimulate the palate, and leave you wanting more. Lunch or dinner, the ambiance, price points, and menu variety provide an environment that allows for a simple weeknight meal or celebration of a special occasion. Guests feel comfortable in casual or dressy attire, whether it's a business lunch, time with the girls, a Saturday night date, or a family meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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