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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey but worth it. Food is awesome. Great atmosphere, good service. Nice location and great views.

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Thank Mel L
Denver, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am surprised at how good this restaurant is. I've heard from friends that if you like game meat, then this is the place to go in Denver...so i gave it a whirl...and I'm glad i did. The place is nice and the food is better. I love the buffalo tenderloin. It was cooked perfectly and tastes oh so good.... More 

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Thank Victoria G
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Victoria G, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your recent dining experience at The Fort. I am so pleased to hear you were able to enjoy a lovely meal with us, specifically our Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon and homemade bread selection. I hope to welcome you back soon for more shinin’ times at The Fort.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although extremely pricey...worth every penny!!!! The food here is so amazing and original!!! Great wines too!

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Thank Bridget C
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Bridget C, Thanks for taking time to write a review of The Fort. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope to welcome you back soon. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Wichita, Kansas
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330 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service excellent, the view excellent. The food.....another story. The three sausage appetizer was a great, wild game mix. The main courses we had came with really bad sides. The main courses of lamb and trout were great wonderful and flavorful. The green beans were inedible, under cooked and some still had the stems on them. The pilaf had spent... More 

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Thank Leon67203
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Leon67203, Thank you for taking time to review your recent dining experience at The Fort. While I am pleased to hear you had great service and enjoyed our views, I want to apologize for the disappointing side dishes that were served with your meal. This does not reflect our standards of excellence, and I will be sure to pass... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and decor. The menu features a selection of things that you might don't find (or have tried) somewhere else, like buffalo meat etc. It worth a a visit, definitely. price can be a bit on the up side however if you take advantage of events like the food week (which I did), they have a fixed price menu... More 

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

Dear MARCIO D, Thank you for visiting us during Denver Restaurant Week, and for taking the time to review your experience. I’m pleased you enjoyed our limited-time prix fixe menu, and encourage you to visit us again soon, as we currently have a $39 Buffalo Prime Rib special running every weekend through April. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Colorado Springs
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the grill plate with Elk, Bison and Quail. All three were delicious. Perfectly cooked to my liking. Hats off to the Chef! Perfect business environment for our foreign visitors.

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Thank Ed T
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Ed T, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for writing a kind review of your dining experience. I am pleased you enjoyed a variety of game meat during your visit, and will pass on your regards to our Chef. I hope to welcome you back soon for more shinin’ times. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Stanley, North Dakota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go there a couple times every year and the ambiance, the service and the food is reliably terrific!

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Thank Christine C
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Christine C, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of The Fort, and for your continued patronage. I am pleased to hear you enjoy your visits with us, and hope to welcome you back soon. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

Sanger
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never eaten here before and decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. The food is very good, they try to offer old Colorado style food. We both ordered the Buffalo Prime Rib and it was excellent.

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Thank Shelleym18
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Shelleym18, Thank you for choosing The Fort as your anniversary celebration, and for writing a review of your experience. I am pleased to learn you and your spouse were both able to enjoy our Buffalo Prime Rib, as it is a customer (and personal) favorite! I hope to welcome you back to The Fort in the future, perhaps for... More 

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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and a nice diverse menu. Steaks were excellent. A cool place to walk around and read history and also a nice area to have a drink while you wait to be seated. Very nice outdoor seating in good weather, with a nice view of distant Denver. Maybe a bit overpriced.

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1 Thank Jim H
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear Jim H, Thanks for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for writing a review of your dining experience. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic atmosphere, as well as your meal. I hope to welcome you back to The Fort for more shinin’ times in the future. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a delayed Valentine's visit with my wife and our son and his family. Both my wife and I had the beef tenderloin - excellent, melt in your mouth good. Excellent staff and service. One of the best in the area.

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Thank ryoung4073
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this review

Dear ryoung4073, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort for your Valentine’s Day celebration, and for taking the time to review your experience. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed our popular Buffalo Tenderloin and wonderful service while in our care. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Holly Kinney, Proprietress More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 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
Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Hwy 285, The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort, the first American community west of the Missississippi & rendezvous of Kit Carson & other "Mountain Men". The nine dining rooms, seating 350, are white plastered over adobe. Unusual but hearty dishes, typical of the early West, are provided from open grills. Waugh!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?