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!
MON THRU FRI • 11:00AM-2:00PM
MON THRU THURS • 5:00PM-9:00PM
FRI AND SAT • 5:00PM-10:00PM
SUN • 5:00PM-9:00PM
MON THRU FRI • 3:00PM-6:00PM
Fantastic Old Denver Charm. We made a reservation for desserts and coffee. This was my first visit to the Denver Buckhorn Exchange. Really enjoyed the evening.
Old friends from out of town came to visit.
I thought the food was extremely over priced. It was OK-nothing to write home about. We went for a birthday celebration and we left feeling like we needed a do-over.
Didn’t acknowledge friend’s birthday even though it was noted in the reservation.
Very disappointed to be honest. The 6month dry aged buffalo tasted like a Denny’s ‘steak’. Salad was good; potato tasted microwaved. Dessert was good. But hard to kill ice cream.
The service was great though. It was a very cool old building.
Won’t be back
The rattlesnake appetizer was great. The beef tenderloin steak for my entree was ok. The top was seared too much so it tasted a bit like charcoal. I Also had the quail but it tasted funny to me, but I’m sure it was just me since I’d never had quail before. It was an experience just to eat there with so many animal trophies around.
Excellent ambiance and the music upstairs was an added bonus. We had a lot of fun
We had a great evening at the Buckhorn Exchange. Our waitress Tangiene (sp??) was so helpful, friendly and gave us all great service. The food was delicious. We will be back!
We enjoy the atmosphere so much. We've introduced your restaurant to numerous people & they've all loved it. We especially like the lunch menu. You always have a different lunch special and the food is always delicious! Thank you!
Delightful, historic restaurant. Great food. Our waitress was very accommodating for our family.
We brought our out of town guests and it was great. The food, service and the history of the place was fantastic.
Two of the four of us were celebrating our birthdays. We ordered the buffalo Ruben sandwhich. We noticed that price had gone up a couple of dollars since we had been there last. When the food was delivered we were happy to see the sandwiches were bigger than last time. So delicious! As usual, the beans and homemade potatoe chips were excellent! Our server was in training so we got attention from 2 people. The only thing I would improve is that when no bread came we had to ask for it. When the check came we were so thankful that we had signed up for their birthday club. My Aunt got 87% off her lunch. My sister got and adjustment of 67%. We love this place!
We chose this restaurant based on a recommendation. The location was a little off the beat and path but parking was surprisingly easy given it was a Monday night. The food was average and expensive for the quality. The server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I asked one of people in my party what his thoughts were and he said location was fun and decor interesting but the meal was a C-.
Best steak I've ever had.! Almost melted in my mouth! Great service! Great food!
Great staff and fun experience
A one of a kind experience. Food is very good and the restaurant is truly a museum.
The best prime rib
The best place to hang around and get to know some interesting history from one of the most rest in Denver.
The ambient was so great
We loved the history the most out of our overall experience. Definitely a restaurant everyone should visit at least once. I had the salmon which was okay, nice flavor, just overcooked. However, my husband had the buffalo and he said it was very good, cooked perfectly. I don’t eat red meat so I can’t really comment properly on their food. The staff was all very friendly and welcoming. We definitely recommend Buckhorn Exchange. It’s like a museum inside. Very cool.
Such a fun place! Have visited for lunch and just came for a family dinner with our 5 and 7 year old sons, whom we have long wanted to bring. It blew their minds! They were entranced with all the heads and history. My husband's elk steak was fantastic.
We are so glad this place has survived in this changing city. It really is a treasure!
We went to celebrate a Birthday. We were early but seated right away. Our Waitress was very nice and helpful. Our food arrived quickly and cooked exactly as we asked. Everyone was friendly and we enjoyed dining here. We plan to return in the near future.
Great food and ambiance. Love Roz the singer musician. Had lots of fun with friends for birthday dinner.
Meat! Very enjoyable lunch. Will definitely return next time in Denver.
Easily the finest steak I’ve had this side of the Mississippi.
Loved the food and seating. The interior is one of a kind. Very comfortable and cozy.
The food was good, but overpriced. My boyfriend and I both only ordered entrees and the bill was $100. Also be prepared for taxidermy covering every inch of wall space. Probably the creepiest restaurant decor I've ever seen.
Nice birthday dinner. Both specials were very good. Always like the ambiance and our server was excellent.
This place is a 120 year old Denver tradition for meals of game expertly cooked!
Definitely a highlight of our Denver trip. Amazing food and service!
The food was great. The service was abysmal. We waited more than 10 minutes before the waiter ever approached the table. After that we waited for long periods of time before he ever resurfaced to bring food drinks etc. He would just disappear. Other groups came and went and we waited and waited.
The food was great. it's an iconic Denver restaurant. The service was awful however.
Finally! After many trips on the Light Rail past it, we sat down at the Buckhorn Exchange for the very first time. Excellent food and service and how can you beat the history on the walls of the building? Some may object to the trophy heads on the wall, but that’s what the Buckhorn Exchange is all about. It’s been around since 1893...Ageless!!!
The most tender steak I have ever eaten and cooked to perfection. As an appetizer the Rocky Mountain Oysters are far superior to calamari.
Best Buffalo in town and just a great venue to visit!!!! Our favorite eating spot in Denver.
Great steakhouse and historical .The service and atmosphere were outstanding.Recommend reservations.
We went to this restaurant with high hopes seeing the other amazing reviews. I ordered a steak medium well because I am pregnant and can not eat it if it has any pink. The steak came out bloody and I sent it back. It came out again still bloody. As a result I did not eat my steak. The waitress handled the situation very well and did not charge me for the uneaten steak and even offered a free dessert so that I could at least eat something.
Buffalo ribeyes were excellent as was the New York strip and ribs. Cocktails ok, seemed weaker than anticipated. Everyone in our party of 4 adults plus one child commented that the house salad dressing was very watery and bland tasting. No one finished their salads and my wife ate just a couple bites and set it aside. Whoever made it did a poor job.. Disappointing aspect to an otherwise great meal. We would not use house dressing next time.
I have been sent to find here for years. A great experience and the Bison blackened prime rib is out of this world!
Elk Buffalo special meant getting a lesser quality cut of buffalo. I was disappointed in the buffalo. Wish I had the tenderloin. Overall, service friendly and kind and atmosphere was one-of-a-kind. I liked it and am glad for the experience.
Live Buckhorn Exchange. Parking is impacted by construction, but was able to use construction lot.
Our family was vacationing in Denver so we had to check out its oldest restaurant, animal heads and all! The three of us shared two entrees and were filled. Bison & elk were tender and tasty with the peppercorn crust. You may want to confirm your reservation time with the restaurant ahead of time. I made the reservation through Open Table but my time was mysteriously changed on their books a few days later. But everything was worked out by the day of the reservation.