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The Fort

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American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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17:00 - 22:00
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 and his assistant were very attentive and the evening was great. We even saw a... More 

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Thank Matt W
Sterling, Virginia
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239 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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. I had intended on getting the rocky mountain testicles just for the Denver experience but... More 

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Thank redblueyes
Prattville, Alabama
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 not priority (we sensed) because we did not order drinks, appetizers or desert. They did... More 

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Thank Mark6155
Morrison, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 at King Soopers for $3.00. Apparently it was around a while as it lacked any... More 

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Thank jwhelgerson
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Carolyn000001
Denver
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fort is a unique restaurant concept. Historical information, good selection of wild game and high end steaks as well as a few seafood menu items. Set in the foothills of the small town of Morrison this place offers some great views and a big outside patio. This place is not for those on a budget but is a a... More 

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Thank sean s
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Just wow. This place is phenomenal. The food is very well presented, all wild game food. Not the typical restaurant menu, we had bison tongue and bone marrow for appetizers, elk, bison, duck and quail for entre. Definitely recommend this place, must have reservation

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Thank Grace M
Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is expensive. We had a party of 5 and nobody was that impressed with the food. Two people who had steaks had to send them back because they were rare when they should have been medium well. I got the tamales cause it was the cheapest thing on the menu ($30) and they were horrible! They were too... More 

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Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear twerks, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I regret to learn your meal was anything less than perfect, and encourage you to contact our Floor Manager at (303) 697-4771 if you wish to discuss your experience in more detail. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Centennial
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We requested a table with a nice view of the city below and were seated by a window adjacent to the patio, very nice. All of the appetizers looked good in their own way; we settled on the Broiled Halloumi Cheese. A mild cheese, it was served with little toasted bread slices and proved to be a good starter. Our... More 

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Thank Alex G
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Alex G, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of your recent dining experience at The Fort. I’m pleased you enjoyed a lovely view paired with excellent service, and were able to try a variety of our staple menu items; the Broiled Halloumi Cheese and Incorrect Steak are personal favorites. I hope you’ll join... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a large medium rare steak and Rocky Mountain Osters and was really looking forward to our anniversary meal. The steak was burnt and the osters looked like dog food bits. Ruth the server could have cared less so I asked her to take the meal back. My wife did enjoy the buffalo yet I do not plan going back.... More 

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1 Thank Eric H
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Eric H, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit to The Fort. I regret to learn your anniversary celebration was anything less than perfect, and will be sure to address the issues mentioned in your review with our staff immediately, as this is certainly not reflective of the exceptional customer service for which we are known. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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