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Bent Fork American Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201 (Peoria)
+1 303-337-6600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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406 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best meal we have had in a long time. It's a bit noisy inside, but the restaurant is small so that can't be avoided. Eric our server was delightful. Steak bruschetta was GREAT. Ribeye and Pork chop entrees were perfect, with the best brussels sprouts we've ever had. Great drink menu. Bread pudding and chocolate tore desserts were divine. We... More 

Thank Coby S
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start with a fabulous Martini menu, I liked the Pomegranate Martini and their Cosmo is almost as good as what I make for myself. The menu features several entrees that are exceptional. The Rocky Mountain Salmon is one of my favorites, salmon in a brown sugar based marinade. The Buffalo Pot Roast is great as is the seared Ahi Tuna.... More 

Thank BartokBela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner last night. I was hesitant to have ahi but it was exceptional. We had a party of 8 and our service was exceptional as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Very nice atmosphere and great selections on their menu. We've tried various items and all have been delicious.

Thank Raul D
Aurora, Colorado
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great place for lunch. The burgers are huge and made to order. The prime rib French dip sandwich is my go to for lunch. My son in law loves the mac and cheese. The menu is varied and I have never been disappointed with my choice for lunch. I really need to return for dinner. The wait staff... More 

Thank mountainrider94
Aurora, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and quiet. Great salad and dressing. A little on the expensive side but I wasn't paying. Quaint setting with nice wait staff

Thank vonda l
Canon City
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Aurora, my family and I decided to try this restaurant. It was a delight! The atmosphere is clean and cozy. There are very nice black & white photos on the walls of Colorado scenes which adds to the art feeling of the place. It's very comfortable and relaxing. We arrived around 11:30 and were seated... More 

Thank Carol J
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a delightful surprise. You have the normal items you'd expect at an American grill but when you read the menu closer you notice little things that are unique. Every place has fish and chips, but with salmon? And a BLT...with salmon. Pasta with a white sauce? Everyplace has that, but with some added spice. And it's good. I... More 

Thank Daniel K
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not have a reservation on a Friday night so ate in bar area. Food was very good including a buffalo pot roast. Staff was very friendly and explained both entrees and local beers very well.

Thank Edward G
Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food, good atmosphere, nice local vibe. The best fish & chips. Always good soups. Comfort food with flair

Thank gestaton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?