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The Fort

19192 Hwy. 8 (Willow Springs Rd.) Send to Phone
303-697-4771 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Adobe-and-timbers re-creation of the late Bent Fort serving early American food.
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The Fort, Morrison, CO

The Fort Restaurant Review

: Founder Sam Arnold’s daughter, Holly Arnold Kinney, now owns what may be the ultimate destination for the person hungry for wild western culinary culture. The Fort, which touts nine different dining rooms and seats 350, is just that --- an adobe-and-timbers re-creation of the late Bent Fort that now hosts diners instead of soldiers. For some, The Fort, which overlooks the city skyline, is a worthy bastion of Colorado kitsch and early American food. Much like the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, the foothills establishment, nestled among towering red sandstone rocks, serves a stockyard full of game meats, exotic meats, organ meats and familiar suspects like pork, cattle and fish. Starters include Rocky Mountain oysters, otherwise known as bull testicles, rattlesnake cakes and braised bison tongue, while main dishes trumpet Colorado-raised bison in all guises, elk chops, and a seared duck breast slicked with an ancho chile and orange glaze. Desserts are vast and varied --- and big --- but the triple layer chocolate cake flecked with red chile and drizzled with Kentucky bourbon is hard to pass up.

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The Fort
by jwcolo on Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:28 am
The Fort is one of the restaurants I think about when someone asks me for a uniquely Colorado restaurant. The restaurant outside is a reproduction of Bents Fort and coming into the courtyard you can almost feel you are leaving the present behind and stepping back into the old west. Once you come inside, that illusion fades away as the smells from kitchen hit your nose and your mouth starts craving to taste what is coming out of there. The menu itself is very game heavy with buffalo, quail and many other items to tempt you.
The fort is a great place to take friends from out of town to show them a piece of the old west or just to go and enjoy for yourself. If you would like to see some pictures of the fort and the food they serve along with a full review of the meal we had feel free to visit our blog at
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