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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
+1 308-239-4500
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a really cool place but the food is horrible and overpriced. Salad taste like it came out of a bag, the mashed potatoes were dry and not warm. The chicken fried steak was the worst I have ever had. Very gamy and gristly. My wife's steak was cooked well but apparently tasteless. Even the rolls weren't good! I... More 

Thank 1958colorado
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guest: I apologize for the recent dining experience. I can honestly tell you this was most certainly a abnormality. For the last 30 years the growth of my business has been based on the quality of our food and service. We serve over 9000 chicken fried steaks annually and are known for the quality of our Nebraska Beef! I... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious steak. Fresh!! salad. Much friendlier than other places recommend for solo or party. Mounts are spectacular. As good as 46 years ago when we played football (high school) against paxton. Friendly as he'll still!!

Thank Pamela A
Omaha, Nebraska
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237 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We always stop at this place on our trips to Colorado. Chicken special today was only 7.99. Three pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, roll, and dessert. Waitress was awesome and food was fast. Love all of Ole's animal hunt photos and wall mounts. I am not a hunter, but it is truly remarkable to see all the animals. I... More 

Thank Philip S
Columbus, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like stuffed animals and a wood decor, this is the place. If you like great rocky mountain oysters and steaks, this the place. We had bone-in rib eyes that were perfectly cooked. The afore mentioned oysters were the best I have had in the west. Our waitress was super attentive and pleasant. Cocktails were well mixed and flavorful.... More 

Thank Doug M
Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Travelling west from North Platte stopped for lunch at this restaurant and bar. Chose the buffalo burger that came with a generous serving of fries and some lettuce, onion and gherkin. I settled on the brownie sundae for dessert. My fellow diner had the BBQ baby back ribs that came with fries, bread roll and a side of salad. The... More 

Thank iitravel
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome!! Making steak great again! Impeccable service. Swede's bartender little short, but great whistler!

Thank Janell G
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Pulled Pork was tasty, as were the grilled veggies. The side salad was basic. The coleslaw resembled coleslaw, but the waterery dressing was lacking in consistently and didn't really adhere to the vegetables.

Thank Steven P
Libertyville, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Been visiting for over 20 years. We always have cocktails and yummy prime rib!! Great staff and food!! Just go!!

Thank slong1
Bluffton, South Carolina
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Ole's is world famous for the wide collection of wild game mounts from all over the world. PETA and environmentalists need not stop! Ole's is a step back in time . . . the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s when the owner opened up after Prohibition was repealed. From his profits he hunted all over the world and brought back some... More 

Thank ForrestHBrown
NE Illinois
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

When researching the area for an upcoming trip...I ran across this restaurant and it looked interesting, so we had to try it out...actually had dinner and then lunch the next day here too because it is one of the only restaurants around! LOL! Dinner was a disappointment...our waitress actually was complaining about how tired she was! LOL! Expanded to tell... More 

Thank JFLovestravel51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Paxton
  • Phone Number: +1 308-239-4500

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Salina, Kansas
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?