The Oldest Restaurant In Denver Has A Truly Incredible History

Established in 1893, The Buckhorn Exchange is the oldest restaurant in Denver and a treasured National Historic Landmark, located in the city’s oldest neighborhood. What began as a 19th century saloon is now a world-famous steakhouse renowned for its wild game both on and off the menu, as well as its deep-seated history that stretches back three generations. With its Old West fare and museum chock-full of memorabilia, stepping into the Buckhorn Exchange is like taking a trip back to the old gun-slinging days of outlaws, cattlemen, miners, railroaders, and gamblers, and it is most definitely well worth the pit stop. Saddle up, partners, it’s going to be a wild ride!

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