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Elway's

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The Fort

Both restaurants are rated very highly by experts. On balance, The Fort is preferred by most reviewers compared to Elway's. The Fort ranks #12 in Denver with endorsements from 5 reviews including Michelin Guide, Gayot and Zagat.

Both restaurants are rated very highly by experts. On balance, The Fort is preferred by most reviewers compared to Elway's. The Fort ranks #12 in Denver with endorsements from 5 reviews including Michelin Guide, Gayot and Zagat.

tripexpert score
81
#22 in Denver
location

2500 E First Ave, Denver, CO 80206

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    While you eat, ease back into the intimately set-up, camel-color suede booths and watch waterfalls cascade over granite slabs, choose from the pricey but appealing wine list. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Owned by retired Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, this popular Cherry Creek eatery--unlike many celebrity restaurants--is no flash in the pan. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 15.0

    Walk in, turn right at the serene water wall and you're smack-dab in one of Denver's most popular local watering holes. Full Review →

  • 19

    Zagat

    Ritzy steakhouse with hopping bar scene Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Businessmen and fat cats come to wax nostalgic about Denver's all-time top-performing quarterback and carve into pricey medium-rare porterhouses at Denver’s top steakhouse. Full Review →

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82
#18 in Denver

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This adobe structure, complete with flickering luminarias and a pinyon-pine bonfire in the courtyard, is a perfect reproduction of Bent's Fort, a Colorado fur-trade center. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Fort built its reputation on high-quality, low-cholesterol buffalo, of which it claims to serve the largest variety and greatest quantity of any restaurant in the world. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 14.0

    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. Full Review →

  • 19

    Zagat 4.3

    “If you want to pretend you're back in the Wild West”, this “replica of Bent's Old Fort” in Morrison is a “fun, educational experience” centered on a regional American menu featuring... Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide

    Housed in an adobe replica of 5outheast Colorado's Bent's Fort, this Denver institution perches amid the area's famed red-rock terrain.

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