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Buckhorn Exchange

4.6
186 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Authentic
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
MON THRU FRI • 11:00AM-2:00PM

SUPPER
MON THRU THURS • 5:00PM-9:00PM
FRI AND SAT • 5:00PM-10:00PM
SUN • 5:00PM-9:00PM

HAPPY HOUR
MON THRU FRI • 3:00PM-6:00PM
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Phone number
(303) 534-9505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our parking is adjacent to the restaurant.
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Public transit
10th Avenue and Osage stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I travel constantly for work and eat out almost daily. The lamb was the best I’ve ever had in all of my travels

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Saw the Buckhorn Exchange on an episode of Man versus Food and vowed to visit if I ever got to Denver. What a fantastic fascinating place: Great delicious food, wonderful history and fantastic staff..
If you are in Denver, visit this restaurant and definitely place it on your bucket list!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal for customer dinner, all entrees were a hit.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

There is no shortage of stuff to look at on the walls. Lots of neat history in there, including the history connection with Buffalo Bill. Lots of interesting choices on the menu very tasty

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

good but not what i remembered. Meats was dry and not that tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The atmosphere at the Buckhorn Exchange is like no other in Denver. It's worth visiting just for the atmosphere. Make sure you visit upstairs.

The menus are in the form of a newspaper which is neat. The menu has items that are not easy to find other places (such as quail). After Elways and Del Fresco, it is the best steak in town.

I was not a fan of the heads on the wall, but I did like the black and white photos of famous visitors.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The service and atmosphere make this place a must-visit, but the food disappointed. The quail I ordered cost nearly $30 and tasted gamey and awful. The bread, salad, and desserts were good but not worth the ticket that we paid for our time there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love the Buckhorn for its real Colorado food and Historic charm. The staff here is always friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. This is a great place to celebrate Birthdays and other special occasions (as long as you're not vegan). 😁

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome food. We come to buckhorn exchange every time we visit Denver.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had an awesome meal. Sarah our waitress was so helpful and very professional. Everyone tried different meals and we all loved what we had. Prices were very fair and we would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love this Denver gem! Been coming here for many many years and it never disappoints. Creative menu and interesting, eclectic game cuisine with delicious preparations. Great for all ages. Fun atmosphere with taxidermy fills you with the sense of the olden days on the front range and the wild wild west. Thanks for sticking around all these years. I hope you never leave!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is a fun and very unique place. A must stop for Denver visitors.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Buffalo Prime Rib was great and our service was exceptional!

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The Buckhorn Exchanged can be summed up easily, TOURIST TRAP. Way overpriced tourist trap.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I hadn't been to the Buckhorn Exchange for at least 30 years -- when we moved away from Denver. I persuaded a couple of out-of-town colleagues to join me there for dinner -- mostly for the decor and setting. I was very pleasantly surprised that the quality of the food was exceptional. I did not remember the food being as good as it is.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great dining experience at a old west landmark. Simple light rail commute from downtown.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Chosen for the Rocky Mountain experience for someone who travels the country and has experienced local food from the east coast to the west coast. We nailed it from the RM Oysters to the Bison prime rib special. It was awesome. The place is filled with mounted trophies and stories. We’ll be back soon for more exotic tastes.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Feels like you're in the Old West. Great ambiance and unique Cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Unique in the most positive sense. Lots of history. Great food. Lots of taxidermy so vegans and animal lovers be aware of the environment. Super service. Great food. We will go out of our way to go again and take new friends

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Have dined here many times with family and friends. It’s always a good experience...I have no complaints. The food, the service and the environment are always great. I do however, think that the prices are a bit high.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

A great place to take friends, family, out of town visitors. Service is warm and responsive. A very nostalgic place that becomes a tradition --for me, over 50 years. Food is always good. Don't miss the apple pie.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent food and service! Neat and unique interior. Definitely a “must” do experience!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I took my husband and friends here to celebrate a birthday. I do not eat meat but I was sure there would be a salad option... it was tiny! I realize this place specializes in meat, meat and meat but there could be an option of some sort other than a side salad. The service was very good and my husband enjoyed his birthday meal.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great food! We both had the blackened Buffalo Prime Rib.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was great. The decor is very neat with a lot of history however its hard to see it all without disturbing other patrons. Tables are pretty close together. Not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner. My biggest issue was the bus staff. Every time you took a drink of water, the filled your glass, even if it was a sip. They would also reach across you and another person to fill your glass. Very invasive. A one time, must see.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Steak was expensive but terribly under-seasoned, underdone yet slightly burnt on the outside--zero flavor. Overall not a good experience, especially since the Buckhorn Exchange has been hyped as one of the best steak restaurants in Denver.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food! It's a one-of-kind place. Must visit!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I was in Denver for a college trip with my daughter and we weren't able to get a dinner reservation, so we opted for lunch instead. We're so glad that we did!!! It was fantastic - the decor and ambiance is great and nostalgic and the food was delicious. I highly recommend going if you've never been there.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This was the best experience we have had in Denver Colorado

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We try to hit Buckhorn whenever we are in Denver
We love all of the taxidermy and memorabilia from the old west
The food is always good-I recommend the game-meat chili 😋

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I ordered Lamb Chops - this was the first time I've had "tough" lamb chops any place. Food came out a bit too fast for me. Hadn't quite finished our appetizer (calamari) when the salads were served. Entrees came shortly thereafter. Because it was my birthday they paid for a dessert - ordered cheesecake - that was very good. My husband ordered the steak and said it was tender.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a fun place to take out-of-towners to get a look of Denver’s old West and sample food of the old west

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was good - got the 2 pound steak for three people, plus rattlesnake con queso and game tips (beef, bison, and elk). Food tasted great! The beer (local craft brews) came in bottles vice draft, which was somewhat disappointing. Atmosphere is excellent, especially if you are into Old West history or hunting. The sides for the steak (mushrooms and onions) come mixed together, so make sure to ask if you want them separate, If you are allergic to tree nuts, be cautious as well - the house salad comes with chopped walnuts on it. Above all else, though - MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!! The Dutch Apple Pie with cinnamon rum sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream is phenomenal! This was the second time I have eaten at Buckhorn. Everything tastes so great, you may need to be wheeled out of the restaurant when you're done eating, because you won't be able to move afterward!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great time - pretty interesting. Love the ambiance. Solid 5/5.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was wonderful. My only complaint it the amount of taxidermy animals. I honestly don't think there was a spare inch of wall. But I understand that it goes with the vibe. Just be warned if you go.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food with an interesting variety and very tasty.
Roz Brown was so good and such fun upstairs!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We went here for mg husbands 40th birthday.

The Buckhorn Exchange is infamous, especially for us Denver Natives. Neither of us had been here before.

The food was good, my husband said he had “the best apple pie of his life.” The portions were good, and the rattlesnake was exceptional.

This is definitely NOT an everyday restaurant, but for special occasions, it’s a fun place to go.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great location for a unique dining experience. Anyone visiting Denver must visit and see the history of the west contained here! From presidential donations to Native American artifacts. The Buckhorn Exchange has it all!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great dinner. Come hungry!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Both my and my wife’s steaks were burnt and tasted burnt.

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