The Fort

Southwestern | Steak
Worth driving from anywhere!

The Fort is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains with the lights of Downtown Denver a half-hour drive away. Constructed of adobe brick, the restaurant is a replica of an 18th-century fort and includes a tent, stone-based campfire, and trading post that doubles as a souvenir shop. The only thing that outdoes The Fort’s tasteful Southwestern decor is the meal itself.

Each meal starts with a breadbasket that includes moist mini-pumpkin muffins and ciabatta rolls dusted with Southwestern spices. For appetizers, consider an order of peanut butter-stuffed jalapenos. The creamy texture of the peanut butter coupled with the spicy pickled jalapenos bring out the tantalizing sensations of both pleasure and pain, making you crave even more. If pickled jalapenos aren’t your thing, consider buffalo empanadas. These are served with two types of salsa (described as “spicy and spicier”) with a citrus finish.

Think game and steak for the main course. The Washtunkala Cast Iron Kettle is buffalo stew served in a mini-cast iron kettle. It is loaded with buffalo tips and served in a rich demi-glace with just enough green chiles to generate underlying bite. For something more conventional, the 14-ounce buffalo strip steak is also exceptional.

Although The Fort is more expensive than a typical Roadfood restaurant, it’s well worth it for a taste of the Old West.

What to Eat
The Fort, Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapenos
Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapenos
Creamy, spicy peanut butter stuffed jalapenos
The Fort, Buffalo Empanadas
Buffalo Empanadas
Buffalo empanadas are served with two types of salsa: spicy and spicier.
The Fort, Buffalo NY Strip
Buffalo NY Strip
Buffalo N.Y. strip is a fine cut of meat.
The Fort, Washtunkala Cast Iron Kettle
Washtunkala Cast Iron Kettle
Loaded with buffalo strips: an authentic taste of the Old West.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday5pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday5pm - 7:30pm
Thursday5pm - 7:30pm
Friday5pm - 8pm
Saturday5pm - 8pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 146 MILES | 2 hr 31 min

Colorado is famous for its scenery, from the Garden of the Gods to the Rocky Mountains. Its beauties are as diverse as a rainbow. And its food, from great steaks and buffalo sausage to award-winning pies, makes Colorado the best friend of eager appetites. Some of Roadfood's favorite stops are The Fort, where cutting-edge cookery…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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