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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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“quail” (132 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“elk chop” (40 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an incredible menu! Everyone experienced different dishes and amazing flavor sensations! The man who came to our table and gave us some historical information was fabulous. The service was wonderful. The views make me proud to live in Colorado! Will definitely go back!

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to this restaurant by relatives when visiting Denver. We had a wonderful time and the food was special. We shared a mixed platter as well as sharing our individual meals. I tried food I never expected to eat and it was all...More

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was great, as it always is. The Cactus Margueritas are amazing and I love the wild game. As many before me, I ordered the sampler and the elk was superb, the quail was tasty, and I couldn't cut the bison with a steak...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son's boss recommended this restaurant for my first meal in Denver. It's situated on top of a foothill west of Denver, and after sunset the lights of downtown Denver are beautiful! We had buffalo mountain oysters and boiled quail eggs covered in sausage for...More

Thank UkieDad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant for my Birthday and loved taking in the views on the patio while having drinks! The food is really good as well and you have to order a steak! They do have other entrees though in case someone in your group...More

Thank watson2468
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear watson2468, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, and for taking the time to review your experience. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed drinks on our patio, as well as our outstanding selection of steaks. I hope to welcome you back for more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a friend from out of town that wanted a "nice" dinner experience. The Fort provided a unique and pleasant evening. The view was breathtaking, the historical Native American and Fort history/shopping was interesting and provided a distraction while waiting for our table. They...More

Thank CharlesCarroll80210
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CharlesCarroll80210, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dinner at The Fort – I appreciate your endorsement. I’m delighted you enjoyed our historic atmosphere, wonderful views, excellent service and unique menu offerings, specifically the Gonzales Steak, which is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, atmosphere and good! This is a true higher priced steakhouse. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry or want to do anything but just enjoy the evening. Had the sampler, Elk chop medium rare and was delightful! Buffalo tenderloin...More

Thank Horse1988
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Horse1988, I’m pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience during your recent dinner with us and appreciate your endorsement. Our famous Game Plate is one of my favorite dishes on the menu, due to its uniqueness and variety in flavor, and I’m thrilled...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful beef tenderloin and lamb! Waiter Rick served us drinks on the patio. Wonderful Mexican margarita! Beautiful views!More

Thank markwO9529RQ
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear markwO9529RQ, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for writing a kind endorsement of your recent visit. I’m delighted to hear Rick made your experience one to remember, and you enjoyed our unique views and Mexican style margarita prior to your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a family dinner while on vacation. Very tacky how they force appetizers on you and won't give you a dinner menu for first 10 minutes. Food nothing special. Overrated and expensive. Service nothing special. Felt as though server was mad we didn't...More

2  Thank Linda C
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Linda C, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort during your vacation, and for writing a review of your dinner experience. I regret to learn your visit did not meet expectations and appreciate your feedback. I do hope you’ll consider returning in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited "The Fort" while visiting our daughter in Evergreen a couple of weeks ago. Being an adventurous couple with very little "game" experience, we are always open to new experiences. Our visit was a resounding success. The four of us shared lamb riblets and duck...More

Thank CommishPalmCoast_FL
Holly K, Proprietress at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CommishPalmCoast_FL, Thank you for dining at The Fort during your visit to Colorado, and for taking the time to write a kind review of your experience. I am so pleased that you were able to try a variety of our unique offerings, including our...More

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24 July 2017|
Response from Cowgirlmama56 | Reviewed this property |
You should probably plan for around $175-$200 for appetizers, dinner and drinks for 2! Worth the price with the ambiance!
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
12 August 2016|
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Response from Laura0708 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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