Eat Denver

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The Fort

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19192 Hwy 8 Morrison, CO 80465 303.697.4771


Housed in an adobe castle on the plains of Colorado, The Fort has long stood as an emblem of Colorado cuisine and the state’s rich history. Opened in 1963, the restaurant captures the essence of pioneer life both in food and ambience—mud and straw bricks form the foundation of the building, carvings from Taos artists mark the chairs and tables, and native Colorado artwork adorns the wall. The menu, a showcase of plains food, includes everything from bison marrow to Colorado lamb and a rattlesnake cake. Stick around for New Mexican and Mexican desserts, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect Colorado evenings.

Sample Menu Items:

  • Colorado Territory Beef
  • William Bent’s Grilled Quail, Bison Eggs