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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Blue Springs, Missouri
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164 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Read about this place in a new book about the Oregon Trail, so we had to try it. Very unique furnishings, stuffed animals and heads, lots of bar décor, even saw cowboys and Indians in the same room. Lots of traffic for an October weekend. It was fun, but I didn't like the food all that much. My wife's chicken... More 

Thank Micosay
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I had the cheese steak and hubby had the bacon cheeseburger, both were good, service was very nice. What really stood out was all the animals hanging on the wall. Ole was an avid hunter and shared all his pictures of his hunts along with the animals he hunted. There is even a polar bear!

Thank Melissa B
Omaha, NE
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156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Husband and I enjoyed the special - fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and ice cream for $7.99 each. It came out quickly and tasted great. Our server was so nice and friendly, but very slow with the dessert, water refills, and the check. I hate to complain, but we were there for 45 minutes, when we could've been out... More 

Thank HootCheech
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Ole's with some out of town visitors and the food was excellent. The bar is fun & full if interesting items. The service was good as it was a busy night for them. We've been there several times and are never disappointed. Food is always good. Drinks are always cold. Service is always friendly. People at tables... More 

Thank Gracie A
Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ole's is a bit of an icon in Nebraska and certainly worth the stop if you're traveling between Denver and Omaha. It's a typical small town tavern with very untypical decor in the many domestic and exotic taxidermy specimens adorning the walls. The place has ample room for the many tourists that wander in as well as the many locals... More 

Thank Dave G
Holton, Kansas
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a real gem, a piece of history that you shouldn't miss if you are driving by on I-80. Service and food were disappointing.

Thank Dennis W
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I loved it, lots of big game on the walls even an elephant, polar bear, and giraffee. Read the story on the place, had a few beers and food and had a good time.

Thank vacation f
Marshall, MO
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We drove to this restaurant because of reviews we'd read. The food was good, but not outstanding. The calling card for Ole's is all the wild game mounts all over the restaurant, including an elephant and full polar bear. Unless you enjoy seeing that sort of thing, I wouldn't go.out of the way to visit.

Thank wjd01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Everyone remembers this place for the huge polar bear right inside this downtown old fashioned original. Decorated with huge game throughout. Food is still scruptious after all these years! Nebraska Famous!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had been there a few times so we knew what to order. Amazing wings and my fiance' loves the Bison burgers. (Sweet potato fries are $1 extra but worth it)

Thank James O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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