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Buckhorn Exchange

4.5
4.5
1195 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Welcome to a taste of history!

Denver’s original steakhouse, The Buckhorn Exchange is located in the city’s oldest neighborhood, just 5-minutes from downtown Denver -- with a light-rail stop right across the street. This National Historic Landmark and Western Museum has been serving the finest in Old West fare since 1893.

Prime grade beef steaks, buffalo prime rib, elk, salmon, quail, game hen, and succulent baby-back pork ribs are just some of the marvelous offerings on the Buckhorn menu. Exotic appetizers such as alligator tail and buffalo sausage are available, and no dinner is complete without the house specialty, Rocky Mountain Oysters.

For lunch we serve up a lighter fare including our renowned Grandma Fanny’s pot roast sandwich, enormous beef and buffalo burgers and more!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    SUPPER Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 534-9505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us as we would love to accommodate your private party. You can call us at 303-534-9505 or email us at Info@buckhorn.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Parking details

    Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    10th Avenue and Osage stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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What 1,195 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Denver

    Steakhouse

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  1. P

    Patti

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Interested because of the historical value. Food was average. Interesting artifacts on the walls. Service was prompt but not totally accurate. I ordered my steak medium without garlic butter. Server insisted that I at least take the butter on the side. It came dripping with butter (I scraped as much off as I could) and it was raw in the middle. I guess they use the butter as the total seasoning because once I removed the butter there wasn’t even any salt and peon the filet. I didn’t want the whole 8 ounces so I cut around the raw part.
  2. KH

    KennyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re ever in Denver you should eat at Buckhorn Exchange. Such a cool place. Has the first liquor license in the State of Colorado. All kinds of really cool interesting decor. The food is always delicious with some different types of game. Highly recommend. I go here any time I come to town.
  3. T

    Tiger

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a great experience overall! Food was great and so was service. Only reason I gave lesser rating was the seating. We were upstairs in a very crowded area that was also very noisy. Otherwise a great place.
  4. JF

    JudyF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The ambience and server were both good. The food was chewy and tough, and we were very disappointed in the quality of the meat used for the steaks. This is a high end steakhouse, which should be using top quality meats.
  5. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Service and historic experience
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was great and the food was pretty good.
  7. DD

    DaeDae

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offered not only a single main meat, but offered great combinations to taste a variety of excellent prepared meat dishes.
  8. CC

    CarleeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I always love going to the Buckhorn especially with people who've never been, so last nights meal was very disappointing. My tenderloin was ordered medium rare and arrived so rare I couldn't cut it, asked for it to be cooked more and it was still blue in the center.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great food and an historical gem for Denver.
  10. d

    dads

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were a little slow to seat us but that was because of the party ahead of us. To show appreciation for our patience they brought us to the bar and "comped" our first round. Afterwards dinner went off without a hitch and the service was great.
  11. S

    Susieindallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will not see an ambiance like this anywhere else. Food is great and service excellent.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buckhorn Exchange was a great atmosphere with excellent service by ALL employees. Apps were 10/10, Food was 10/10, sides were 10/10, dessert was 10/10, drinks were 10/10. Service and atmosphere was top notch. Will be recommending and returning.
  13. S

    Stefan

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was courteous and prompt. Big steak was delicious. Lots of cool history to check out.
  14. MS

    MichelleS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Haven't been there is years, we came back to town and decided to visit again. Still consistent, good, fun to look at the walls. Staff was just a little to quick to clear your plate, I was still eating and tried to take my plate while trying to get salad with my fork, had to say NO I am eating, obviously! Otherthen that like the place alot.
  15. DR

    DaveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed this place. Great food. Incredible history and we had a great server. It was a great experience.
  16. AL

    AnthonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality meal in an impressive historical building.
  17. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Buckhorn Exchange is a must do in life if you're into dining experiences. It may be on the expensive side, but it's as much an experience as it is a restaurant. The decor, history, and general atmosphere make this place truly special. The food is paced out well enough that even if you eat a lot, you'll feel full without being fit to burst. And the food itself is absolutely delicious. You really can't go wrong.
  18. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! The bartender was engaging and friendly. Our server was great..she didn’t hover. The back service was on it keeping us hydrated and the tables tidy. Will definitely go back next time in Denver.
  19. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantasic "museum-like" atmosphere. Love the history of this 1893 restaurant. It's an experience to dine here. AND the food and service are WONDERFUL!
  20. CG

    ConnorG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The ambience is awesome, it is not just a hunting scene it has a lot of history. Most of the guns were bought from former presidents and has a lot of great things to look at. The food was okay we asked for medium rare and got well done, that shocked me coming from a steakhouse. The calamari had awesome reviews but we really were not impressed.
  21. SR

    SethRobins

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The lamb was delicious
  22. NC

    NickC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience and a lot of fun for groups.
  23. GJ

    GreggJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique place to get a very decent steak. You'll want to walk around the restaurant to see all of the historical decor
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was awesome. (Liam was our server).
  25. j

    joep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend this to everyone to go at least one. Jake was 5* server he’s been there a long time and has eaten everything on the menu so he can help guide if needed. This place is museum so take time to look around. Food was great from apps to desert
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Denver for a week and had to come to this venerable institution. Well worth it. The food was very good, including the Rocky Mountain Oysters (they’re fine honestly, like chewy calamari, any concern is all in your head!), as was the Bison steak. Pricing was reasonable given the ambience and excellent service to go with the great food. Enjoyed my time here very much.
  27. CH

    CodyH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not light on the wallet, but an experience none the less!
  28. JF

    JustinF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Go for the experience. Not the best steak in the world, but definitely great.
  29. W

    Wny716

    Zacatecas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Was an experience that’s for sure but otherwise lacking. Service was good and the sights were interesting but the food was not great. If you go once, that’s enough.
  30. MI

    MISSAMAY97

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, yummy food and fun atmosphere
  31. LL

    LanceL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Unique ambiance worth visiting, maybe more than once.
  32. KS

    KenjiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining experience. Great food. Would highly recommend
  33. D

    Doug

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    There are two reasons this place did not get 5 stars. The food was not particularly flavorful for three out of the five of us who dined. And second, our waiter seemed very pushy for us to order; we compared him to a used car salesman. I still will, and do recommend this place very much for the meat variety and pure history of the restaurant.
  34. CL

    CrawfordL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    As a new member of the Denver community, a friend and I visit Buckhorn for the first time and it was horrible! First, I made reservations and my guest and I were seated upstairs in a corner beside a wall with any contact with other guests. Next, the food was cold and tasted as it had been in a microwave. I only enjoyed a soda with was served to me. Please, make your establishment more comfortable for people of color. Thank you
  35. c

    cherylg

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to tour and I love the different kinds of meat
  36. r

    richards

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience2
    Unfortunately despite what could have been a decent dinner, it was ruined by the rudeness of the wait staff and every other waiter other than the nice lady who waited on us. Seems like the quality of the restaurant has deteriorated from years ago.
  37. LD

    LaurelD

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are in Denver, you need to experience the Buckhorn Exchange. This is a place you would not even notice when you drove by, or if you did, you would expect a greasy spoon joint. Do not be fooled. This is a premier eatery with a menu that highlights the best of Rocky Mountain cuisine. Cooked to perfection, game meats such as bison, elk, lamb, quail, and of course Rocky Mountain Oysters will all melt in your mouth. Do not miss the history of Colorado that adorns the walls. Photos and memorabilia are prolific, but it is the mounted specimens that create the lasting memory. The taxidermy is exquisite and the range of mounts is amazing. The staff encourages you to walk around and take photos. Take advantage of the opportunity! Finally, the service is excellent. Attentive without being obtrusive or hovering, and the pace of the meal is relaxing and unhurried without feeling like it drags on forever. The wait staff will explain selections or let you mix and match to no end. Enjoy the experience!
  38. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting for a 60th birthday weekend with the family. Dinner at The Buckhorn Exchange was a highlight of the weekend. Great food and really cool history!!
  39. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Game near is very strong. If it’s not your thing, this is NOT the place for you
  40. M

    Mark

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and amazing service! Highly recommend to anyone.

FAQs

Buckhorn Exchange offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 534-9505.

Buckhorn Exchange is rated 4.5 stars by 1195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Buckhorn Exchange

1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204-3918

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Hours of operation

    SUPPER Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    10th Avenue and Osage stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 534-9505

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us as we would love to accommodate your private party. You can call us at 303-534-9505 or email us at Info@buckhorn.com

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