Located 5 minutes from downtown Denver, The Buckhorn Exchange is a world famous restaurant that has been serving steaks, other types of game, and the world famous Rocky Mountain Oysters since 1893.
Originally founded by Henry H Zietz, a member of Buffalo Bill Cody's Scout Team, The Buckhorn Exchange has the distinction of holding liquor license number 1 in the state of Colorado. Since its inception, a variety of cattlemen, miners, and businessmen have all visited the Buckhorn Exchange for a hearty meal and drink. In addition, luminaries such as Jimmy Carter, Charlton Heston, and Will Rogers have dined at the Buckhorn Exchange at some point in time. Combine this history with some of the best steaks and game in the country and you have a restaurant worth visiting!
Having been around for almost 125 years, The Buckhorn Exchange has a long and notable history. Aside from a historical visit by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and Chief Red Cloud's visit in 1936, numerous important events have occurred throughout the Buckhorn's history. In 1972, the building was given historical status by the City and County of Denver preserving the exterior of the original structure.
While a city as large as Denver has a variety of dining options from which to choose, the Buckhorn Exchange is not to be missed. When enjoying downtown Denver and vicinity, be sure to stop by for some of the finest food in the entire Rocky Mountain west.