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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
+1 308-239-4500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (27 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (10 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
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113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

we traveled across Nebraska on way to Denver and I was recomended to go to this place by a friend and I will say it was a great place to start my wife and I's vacation, I will say that the decor was cool and...More

Thank PhishNuts
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks for stopping and all the comments! Sam has been with me for almost 30 years. She is the best. I will pass your comment on to the staff and Sam! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The $31 big bone in ribeye steak at the restaurant is a delicious bargain. Fresh beef and very tender, it would cost more than twice as much in the city. I also like that there are tasty vegetables available on the side. If driving by...More

Thank alsbergs
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I don't often give 5stars to a place but this restraunt and bar deserves it. I had a delicious steak with shrimp here. But it's the very unusual decor and history that really creates the experience. Ole was a big game hunter. The bar and...More

Thank ChefDaveMc
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Sir: Thanks for stopping and the review. I will pass you comments onto the staff!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

While driving across country to move our daughter we took a break for lunch and were so fortunate to find Ole's. This is such a fun, interesting place to eat. The decor is very family oriented with lots of pictures and animal heads on the...More

Thank Tenof10
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi: Thanks for stopping and the review! I will pass your comments on to the staff.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We met family here as we headed for Wyoming and they were heading home to Papillion, NE. My husband I split the special of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and glazed carrots! It was delicious and just the right amount! Great comfortable atmosphere and great service!...More

Thank jbhlroth
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the review. I will pass on your comments to the staff.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I debated between four and five stars for this Plains icon; since it's a real must-see if you're out there, five it is. The taxidermy and the story behind it is every bit as impressive as you would think. This is a true Nebraska legend...More

Thank Stuthehistoryguy
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

We appreciate you stopping. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was a great treat to return to Ole's a terrific restaurant with an atmosphere that is not to be repeated anywhere. If you do not like to see dead animals, do not go. But it is unique in the world now. The food is...More

1  Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came on a Saturday night before 5:00 and we didn't have a problem getting a table-it still was pretty quiet. It was quaint with lots of wild game from floor ceiling. We had just come in from a big rain storm so we both...More

Thank libbie5
Reviewed 7 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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