Colorado: The Buckhorn Exchange, Denver from The Best Steakhouse in Every State

The Best Steakhouse in Every State

Trent R. via Yelp

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Colorado: The Buckhorn Exchange, Denver

One of America’s oldest restaurants (and the oldest in Denver), the Buckhorn Exchange was opened by Henry "Shorty Scout" Zietz opened in 1893, an era when cattlemen, miners, railroad workers, silver barons, Indian chiefs, drifters, and businessmen all dined under the same roof. The restaurant was given the first liquor license in the state of Colorado and the menu remains mostly unchanged to this day. The Buckhorn is a true Wild West holdout with its circa-1857 antique bar, wooden fixtures, 575-piece taxidermy collection, 125-piece gun collection, and a menu that reflects that good ol’ American desire to eat some red meat. For those who really want to celebrate being on top of the food chain, there are plenty of exotic meats on offer including elk, quail, and buffalo (and sometimes ostrich and yak). But if you’re in the mood for UDSA Prime steak, we suggest you go for the Big Steak, a New York strip loin carved tableside and available for two (two pounds) to five (four pounds) guests. 

Find more details on The Buckhorn Exchange here.