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Thus far, I have eaten in two Man v. Food recommended restaurants: The Jack-N-Grill and The Vortex. Both offered LARGE servings of some fun food… but neither offered menu choices as odd and unique as the third eatery I’ve now been to, The Buckhorn Exchange.
From their website:
Prime grade beef steaks, buffalo prime rib, elk, salmon, quail, game hen, and succulent baby-back pork ribs are just some of the marvelous offerings on the Buckhorn menu. Exotic appetizers such as alligator tail, rattlesnake and buffalo sausage are available, and no dinner is complete without the house specialty, Rocky Mountain Oysters.
What are Rocky Mountain Oysters? Don’t ask. Seriously. You’ll regret knowing – and NO, I did not have any.
Shannon and I DID have a number of animals (all cooked) make their way across our table that evening, though. Seven to be exact…
- Cornish Hen
See the meat in the dip to the left? That’s rattlesnake. It tastes like a cross between chicken (shocker!) and tofu.
The restaurant is decorated with an inordinate number of animals heads. According to our server, two of the departed creatures fell at the hand of Teddy Roosevelt. Maybe one of these guys was one of them…
Where the deer and the antelope play… dead.
Would I go back? Yes.
Was the food good? Excellent. The elk steak was tasty- but the buffalo steak was amazing.
Was it pricey? Yeppers. Bring some cash.
Overall: another great experience. The atmosphere and service of the place were both top notch. Even if you can’t stop by for dinner, step in and enjoy the bar upstairs (their liquor license is number “1”). The entertainment in the upstairs area the night we were there consisted of a talented older gentlemen whose music and charms helped make the ambiance of the Buckhorn Exchange that much more enjoyable.