No eatery in Denver has the historic cachet of the Buckhorn Exchange. Open since 1893, the place earned its name for cashing the checks of miners and others fresh off the adjacent railroad. Buffalo Bill drank here, and it has the first electric beer sign on the planet in the bar upstairs. The dining room, its walls populated with trophy heads of every description, is just the spot for carnivores. The Buckhorn has made its name on succulent steaks and savory game dishes. Of the former, some are meant for the table—weighing up to 4 pounds and costing up to $215—and the latter includes elk, venison, and buffalo as well as exotic specials like yak and rattlesnake.
- Frommer's Staff