By: Andrew Silverstein
Yep. They're bull testicles; spiced, floured, and deep fried. We'll spare you the corny puns or lame humor about these western delicacies and just let you know they're pretty darn delicious when done right. Luckily there's no shortage of eateries serving up Rocky Mountain oysters in the Denver area. Here are five of the top ones.
Buckhorn Exchange - According to locals and critics alike, Buckhorn Exchange is the top eatery for some of the best Rocky Mountain oysters in Denver. They come spiced and deep fried then served with a unique horseradish dipping sauce. Buckhorn Exchange is also known for their one of a kind selection of fare including fried alligator tail, rattlesnake, and smoked buffalo sausage.
The Fort - Rocky Mountain Oysters at The Fort come in small bites that are battered and fried to a perfectly golden hue and served with a tangy cocktail sauce. Other menu items include a variety of cooked, wild game including elk, buffalo, quail, and more.
Duke's Steakhouse - Duke's is the place to go for a great, classic steak dinner in the Denver area. From a 10 ounce filet of tenderloin to a huge, 20 ounce t-bone, Duke's has your steak craving covered. Appetizers include potato skins, fried mushrooms, and of course, Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Pepper Pod - Located in Hudson just north of Denver, the Pepper Pod is the place to go for classic, American comfort food for any meal during the day. Their Rocky Mountain oysters, "fresh from the rear of the steer", work as a great appetizer for lunch and dinner entrees including wings, salads, burgers, steaks, chicken, pasta, and more.