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Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant

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This establishment holds the oldest liquor license in the state, and it has been in operation for more than a century. Serving since 1893, this national historic landmark has seen countless wild west icons having a meal here, including the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. Be aware that the dining room walls are flanked by animal trophy heads, which some diners find as uncomfortably distracting. The menu offers some eye-opening fare such as rattlesnake, yak and fried alligator tail. If you prefer the traditional cuisine, tenderlo... read more

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1000 Osage St, Downtown), Denver, CO, 80204, United States

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Mon11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tue11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wed11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thu11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fri11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sat5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sun5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
4.44,796 reviews
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14 years ago

The WORST eat out experience ever!!! – Horrible food. Meat is overcooked, taste like rubber. Don't order the "Rocky Mountain Oysters", tasteless. It's not the ball that's bad. It's the way they prepared it. In fact, it's not gourmet food. They WARM (frozen stuff) instead of cooking from fresh. And the soup, it's worse than dog-food in 3rd world countries. Lots of travelling and having tasted food around the country and overseas prove this place to be a dump. That TV chanel shouldn't have taken $ from this place to include it... read more

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Andre L. 
14 years ago

Go to Buckhorn Exchange and try the Rocky Mountain Oysters. Love them balls. 

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14 years ago

Overpriced Road K!LL – What an expensive lesson.. $186 dollars (less tip} for three of us to sit outside with the flies and wind; just to eat mediocre food. Ostrich, yak... stuff like that. We had three entrees, three beers and 2 ice tea's.... for $186 Major highlights below... > Flies were horrible oustide > Despite being outside in the heat.. food got cold before we could eat it. > The "famous" bean soup = dishwater with navy beans in it. > $5.50 for a beer ?!?!?! Shotgun Willie prices ?!?! > Take some time and clean those... read more

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14 years ago

Very Dissapointing – I took my fiance here for a special birthday dinner with pretty high expectations. Needless to say, we were both very disappointed. The food was okay - nothing that would justify the price they were charging. The staff was awful. Our waitress was inept. And before dinner, we stopped at the bar for a cocktail and had to deal with rude bartender. I implore you to save your money and stay away from this place. 

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14 years ago

Excellent Restaurant – We always have a great time a the Buckhorn. The service is always excellent; curtious and time welled in between courses. The appetizers are great. Don't complain about rattlesnake or alligator or cow testicles, it is what it is. Whenever family visits we bring them here and they always have a great time and enjoy the food. Thank you! 

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15 years ago

Don't go if you are hungry – This place must be surviving on its great decor and history alone. Service is pleasant if you are dropping the bucks, not if you aren't. I have to suspect that the good reviews are plants--the food is simply sub par. What is good is served in tiny portions. Is rattlesnake always as tough as a old cowboy boot? 

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15 years ago

Ruined a perfectly good evening – I was unimpressed by the service at the Buckhorn Exchange. Despite there being several rooms filled with empty tables, the staff moved us from upstairs happy hour area and tried unsuccessfully to squeeze our party into a table that was obviously too small to accommodate us. When they found out that not everyone in the party planned to eat dinner, they acted very cool towards us (even though we'd called ahead to let them know only a couple of people planned to eat). They proceeded to move us ... read more

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15 years ago

Booooooooooooooo!!!!!! – I was very disappointed in the service and I felt looked down upon. The main hostess/owner was clearly making us feel unwanted when not everyone was wanting dinner. I feel they only care about the customer when they are spending their entire paycheck at dinner. They had no idea that the people pretty well off and I convinced them to come experience the buckhorn, they were devastated when they discovered they couldn't stay down in the dining area unless they bought a dinner plate. Big mistake for the ... read more

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15 years ago

I wanted it to be good! – I've read other reviews that say the main dishes are delish, but I'm sorry that we won't be back to try them after the appetizers we ordered. The four we tried were embarrassingly bad: 1) The Alligator. Difficult to say whether there was meat in there or not... Just rubbery fried breading. 2) The Rattlesnake. A soupy dish of cream cheese and Chipotle seasoning. Some rubbery meat in there too. 3) Rocky Mtn Oysters. Again, fried breading and something with not-really good texture. 4) Soup. I hate to s... read more

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How is Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant rated?

Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant has a 4.4 star rating with 4,796 reviews. 

When is Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant open?

Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant is closed now. It will open on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. 

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