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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
+1 308-239-4500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Passing through I-80 Westbound for Colorado and found this place on the web. Persuaded wife and teenage daughter to try it out after 10 pm on weekday. We were "dog tired." The level of taxidermy swallows one up as you walk into Ole's. It was...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We ate supper here and found it an interesting little place. If mounted animals on the walls are going to bother you don't go. The food was good, service was good and friendly.

Thank Kristene B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We came here as my son wanted a steak for his birthday, and my husband read the write up in the CAA travel book. We had a great dinner. We were seated promptly and we're well looked after. Our waitress was very good. My ribs...More

Thank hopeforsun
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was told to stop in at Ole's right after the time change from Central to Mountain time. I did. I wasn't that impressed. The taxidermy was great and the polar bear was as good as the bear in Juno, Alaska airport, but the service...More

Thank tgomezzzz
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good! Service was quick and the food was served hot. The chicken noodle soup was especially tasty. It was a little creepy with so many taxidermied animals staring while you eat but the meal was good. Free convenient parking right out front.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Glad we went here despite the food. Swiss mushroom burger had all burned mushrooms. All of the sandwiches had soggy buns. Chicken cordon blue was just not good. Hamburgers were good except the buns. The pasta was decent. Service was very slow. Again, would still...More

Thank omahajg
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant and bar is in tiny Paxton Nebraska in the western part of the state. Location is just off highway 80. Known for its animal and photo collection; it is overlooked for its food. Make sure you take home a souvenir tee shirt.

Thank webatweb
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Unique & different. There's hardly any other place around. Its touristy. The food is average, ordinary, and overpriced. Location is not far from the interstate exit. The restaurant is roomy but dark. Our table was sticky and morsels of food on my chair from the...More

Thank minniemae
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Place needs a good cleaning. Food was average, mac n cheese was out of the kraft box...Interesting decor. Server seemed nice but slightly inexperienced. Everyone raves about this place... it is ok...

1  Thank diamondgirl71
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Ole's is one of my favorite restaurants! When you first walk in you see a polar bear and SO many other animals, then you can try finding different animals and after you order you can walk around and see them. Once you get your food......More

Thank Isabel R
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29 November 2016|
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Response from ForrestHBrown | Reviewed this property |
There is not a buffet for lunch or dinner. However, there is a buffet for breakfast. The morning I was there, I ordered straight off the menu as the buffet was not yet set up. But you can rest a sure that the cost for the... More
29 November 2016|
Response from ForrestHBrown | Reviewed this property |
You can probably call and get a gift certificate. As to how much the breakfast buffet is, are you serious? You probably would be embarrassed at it's price if you tried to pay with a visa card. Cost is next to nothing for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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