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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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18 years ago

eat wild game while the game watches you If you ever wanted to eat buffalo under a buffalo head on the wall, try the Buckhorn Exchange. The "wild west" decor includes some historical artifacts but mainly features enough taxidermy to fill several dozen hunting lodges. The menu is known for game: elk, moose, venison & rabbit, plus exotic fare like rattlesnake or alligator. Portions are medium and so is the general quality, though prices are rather higher. The Buckhorn seems very much past its peak, though still not bad as a un... read more

peatwo's profile image
18 years ago

Not your typical steakhouse – If you are looking for a Morton's or some other traditioal prime steakhouse, you are at the wrong place. I've tried and enjoyed some of the best steakhouses in the US. If you are looking for some of the best steak, wild game in Denver then DEFINITELY give Buckhorn a try. I suggest the sampler where you can try prime beef, venison, yack, or anyother wild game they are offering that day. EXCELLENT!!!! If you are a hunter and you don't enjoy the atmosphere, something is wrong with you. 

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18 years ago

BuckHorn is great – We really enjoed ourselves at the buckhorn. As a hunter I ws excited to try some game meat prepared differently from mine. I love elk and have a freezer full at home, so I was anxious to try some. I foung out later that they import thier elk and its not a Rocky Mountain elk, its a cross between elk and red deer. However it still was very good. The buffalo sausage appetizer was excellent. We also tried the Rattlesnake. Its interesting and everyone should try it, even if just to say they ate some rattlesnak... read more

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19 years ago

Wonderful – I am from out of town and truly enjoyed everything about the Buckhorn Exchange this evening. It was the best steak I have ever eaten, and the service was the best. I highly recomend this for a stop in Denver. 

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20 years ago

Soooo Disappointing!!! – Took out of town guests, what a mistake! It wasn't just the price, but the quality. Everything leading up to the entrees, from the appetizer to the bread to the salad was ordinary and below average. I ordered a baked potato "with everything", and got an under done russet with a bit of sour cream on the side in a paper container, embarassing!! This made way for an elk "nibblet" about the size of my thumb. Both who ordered steaks got a charred piece of leather we guessed was as old as the place itself.... read more

SAcheson's profile image
20 years ago

Good food. Worst service imaginable – Discrepancy in bill caused the server to become irrational. Experienced was ruined by amazingly rude staff. Will NEVER spend a dime there again. 

lizzienyc's profile image
21 years ago

Disappointing – I had such high hopes going there. We had the duck, pheasant, and quail combo. In all my years of eating duck and pheasant, I haven't ever seen large chunks of white meat on one. The meat we were given was dry and tough. The elk and beef tip appetizer had such small shavings of elk, that they were hard to get any flavor from. The entertainment upstairs though was first rate. We enhoyed the folk singer and his autoharp. 

denismeloche's profile image
21 years ago

Rustic and Original, Denver's Best! – The Chef is a genius, the atmosphere rustic and original, the service first rate and the food eclectic and excellent. This is a first class, first rate restaurant if there ever was one. The sauces are one of a kind, the specials original and always special, this is a restaurant you won't forget. From the decorations on the walls, to the drinks at the bar, to the one of a kind appetizers, the original and delicious menu, and finally the first class deserts, you will come back. See You The... 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 Monday at 11:00 a.m. 

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