The Buckhorn Exchange

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This establishment holds the oldest liquor license in the state, and it has been in operation for more than a century. Serving since 1893, this national historic landmark has seen countless wild west icons having a meal here, including the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. Be aware that the dining room walls are flanked by animal trophy heads, which some diners find as uncomfortably distracting. The menu offers some eye-opening fare such as rattlesnake, yak and fried alligator tail. If you prefer the traditional cuisine, tenderloin, T-bone and New York strip and other options abound. It is also the place to try Colorado favorites like elk and buffalo. They have live entertainment four nights of the week, so you can groove to some wild west music as you dig into the juicy steak!

Location:  1000 Osage Street, 10th & Osage

Business hours:  Mo-Th 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Mo-Th 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Fr 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Fr 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sa 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Su 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.