The Fort

Southwestern | Steak
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The Fort is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains with the lights of Downtown Denver just under a half-hour drive away. Constructed of adobe brick, the restaurant is based on a replica of an 18th-century fort and includes a tent, stone-based campfire, and trading post which doubles as a souvenir shop, on its grounds. 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 stuffed peanut butter jalapenos. The creamy texture of the peanut butter coupled with the spicy pickled jalapenos bring out the tantalizing sensations of both pleasure and pain which make you crave even more. If pickled jalapenos aren’t your thing, then perhaps the buffalo empanadas would be more to your liking. 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
Must-Try
Creamy and spicy are an unlikely but savory duo.
The Fort, Buffalo Empanadas
Buffalo Empanadas
Must-Try
Buffalo empanadas are served with two types of salsa: spicy and spicier.
The Fort, Buffalo NY Strip
Buffalo NY Strip
Must-Try
This 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
Sunday4:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday4:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday4:30pm - 8:30pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 146 MILES | 2 hr 43 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…

Information
Price
$$$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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