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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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American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took took some friends from a foreign country here as a wedding present and to give them a sample of Old West/Colorado cuisine. The food was excellent! Our friends enjoyed the meal very much. Everybody got something different from the Menu,...More

Thank tonytiger_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted a group of 30 at The Fort for a college reunion. Just terrific. Everyone enjoyed the taste of wild Colorado. Portions were large and we very well prepared. The service was A++. A great, memorable experience! Our guests just loved the evening. Could...More

Thank usma73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was perfect...preparations, staff, service, food and setting. It was their first time hosting a bat mitzvah celebration and they nailed it. Can't say enough about how helpful and accommodating Ashley and her team were. Thanks for making it an occasion our family will remember...More

Thank Cary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 couples and a 3mo old infant had delightful dinner on Sunday. We had several starters--the bone morrow was a big hit as was the fried rocky mountain oysters. Two had the bison one a ribeye and another the fillet -cooked to perfection. One had...More

Thank Pathsensei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restaurant built out of a fort with history. But it is the food: elk, buffalo, quail are all on the menu and excellent in taste and preparation. Very friendly staff. Out of the city and offers excellent views of city. Great eating experience.

Thank richard m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal at The Fort. The food was good and the service was excellent. Yes, it is costly, but you pay for the atmosphere and the unique menu. I have to admit - I passed on the rattlesnake appetizer. This is where...More

Thank Bev D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation and had to wait a few minutes as the table was readied. It was very busy for a week night. The atmosphere was western and all the staff was nice. Our server and his assistant were both friendly and attentive. The...More

Thank scott o
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank Laura M
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Laura M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dinner at The Fort. I regret to learn your visit did not meet expectations and appreciate your feedback. The quality and freshness of our food is of utmost importance,...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

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
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bill M, Thank you for dining with us at The Fort and for writing a review of your experience. I am pleased you enjoyed your dinner and dessert, and hope to welcome you back soon. Holly Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 10 August 2017 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
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 483kimberleeb, Thank you for visiting The Fort! I’m so pleased you were able to enjoy our unique menu selections, and appreciate your feedback regarding plate presentation. I hope to welcome you back for a future meal at our authentic replica of Bent’s Old Fort....More

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Matthew C
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Anything from nice jeans to suit would be appropriate. I would personally not wear shorts or exercise clothes. It is a great place to celebrate birthdays, or date nights.
24 July 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.
9 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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