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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Paxton $$ - $$$ American,
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
+1 308-239-4500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Traveling with a group of friends on the way home from a convention. We had no reservations but they were able to move tables a accommodate 11 of us. The food was good and the server was friendly and efficient. Sam also kept checking on...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was on a road trip from Chicago to Denver. I happened to be hungry and stumbled upon this place. It is an old town right off the freeway. It is family owned and all the meat is from their own ranch. I happened to...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had to pull off the road to see this place. Had bison burgers which we pretty good. Thought the menu was a tad expensive. Now for the real reason people go here - the stuffed game: full sized polar bear, heads of lion, elephant, and...More

Thank imnva
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....More

Thank Micosay
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...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank HootCheech
Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank Gracie A
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...More

Thank Dave G
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
Reviewed 19 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
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30 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
30 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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