Southern Sawyer County Restaurant
Exeland, WI - is a quaint and charming town located in the northern part of Wisconsin. The area is surrounded by rolling hills and tranquil forests, which provide a peaceful atmosphere for plenty of outdoor activities. Southern Sawyer County residents enjoy a slower pace of life - one that is filled with neighborly gatherings and leisurely strolls through town.
Although the population is growing, it remains small enough to maintain its close-knit community feel. Life here is relaxed and slow-paced, allowing for plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of nature while still having access to modern amenities such as shopping and dining. Families love living in Exeland because it provides an ideal balance between city life and rural charm.
Here, you will find the Buckhorn Bar, a 2700 square foot space with full-service bar complete with 11 barstools, 4 pub height tables, and 16 seats, then a massive dining room that seats just under 100 guests at one time.
Opening The Doors
Kristi and Josh Olsen purchased the turnkey property and opened the doors Memorial Day weekend of 2020. In the first month, Josh met people from 20 different states - just to illustrate the driveby variety of costumes they receive on a regular basis.
The Buckhorn Bar is best known for its amazing food. Josh and Kristi smoke their own meats, make their own pickles, the sauces are all made inhouse with fresh ingredients, and go as far as cutting their own onion tanglers. On the menu you can find Prime Rib, Hand Carved Tenderloin, their popular Pulled Pork Nachos, House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and let’s not forget that Wisconsin tradition - Friday Night Fish Fry. If you’re 21 and older, don’t forget to get a Wisconsin dietary staple, Brandy Old Fashioned. Whatever your flavor, you cannot seem to go wrong as everything is homemade.
Serving the Community
The Buckhorn Bar is a cornerstone in the community and a popular location for various receptions including”
The Buckhorn Bar also provides a great deal of catering to various events in the area. After all, why not celebrate your greatest life events without great food?
Siranna Basham Cancer Benefit
The Buckhorn Bar is also hosting the Sirianna Basham Cancer Benefit on Sunday, October 29th from 3PM to 6PM.
The Buckhorn Bar will have food, a cash raffle, square board and silent auction items such as: rifles, gift baskets, gift cards and certificates, an outdoor furniture set, foosball table, homemade items and so much more. All proceeds will go to Siri and her family to help with medical expenses, treatments and travel expenses as they face this life-altering journey head on fighting Osteosarcoma.
Please contact the Buckhorn Bar if you plan to attend so they can plan for food.
Lodging and Accommodations
The Buckhorn Bar also owns a hotel within a stone's throw of the bar. There are a total of 6 units. 2 of the units are 1 BR studio apartments with two (2) queen beds, kitchenette, and bathroom. The other four (4) units are standard hotel rooms.
About the Buckhorn Bar
Kristi Olsen managed a restaurant in the Chippewa Falls area on Lake Wissota for many years, so managing their own bar and restaurant comes natural.
Josh Olsen managed the bar in the same restaurant for nearly 25 years. Like summoning Captain Planet, by your powers combined… You have the Buckhorn Bar.
The Buckhorn Bar is located directly on the ATV and snowmobile access trails making it easy to stop in for a drink, grab dinner and recharge the batteries before you blaze the trails again.
The Buckhorn Bar is located just 12 miles south of Radisson Wisconsin on Hwy 40, hang a right on Hwy 48 and you cannot miss it. Birchwood Wisconsin is just 18 miles from the Buckhorn Bar on Hwy 48. If you’re coming from the south, the Buckhorn Bar is just 21 miles north of Bruce Wisconsin.
What Others Are Saying
“First time here and we loved it! Drinks were tasty, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, service was excellent and we had a nice visit with the owners. We will definitely be back!”
“Obsessed with the espresso martini! A must have for coffee lovers”
“Love this place! Pulled pork smoked on site was perfect!”
“good atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent drinks & food.”
“Great food, lovely atmosphere and an excellent waitress.”
“delicious food, awesome cooks and staff. definitely a hidden WI gem. Cozy atmosphere. Great food. Hip atmosphere. Stylish interior”
The Buckhorn Bar located at 11010 State Highway 48 right in the heart of Exeland, Wisconsin.
The Buckhorn Bar
11010W State Highway 48
Phone: (715) 943-2781
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