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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“bison burgers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 14 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 6 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 4 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
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The food itself was nothing special, the fried chicken was OK, the baked potato less so. The sandwiches were OK but nothing to get excited about. You go because you live in the area and there aren't many choices or you go to see the...More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Legendary restaurant in the middle of no where. My daughter got a kick out of all the animals. This is a cool place to visit if you are going through on I-80. Food was great. (I personally had a smothered chicken sandwich). Would eat here...More

Thank bbiii
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have passed by Paxton so many times and never stopped for numerous reasons. This time the car took over! While looking down the block, a longtime employee spoke up and gave me a history lesson. She gave me the rundown of the bar as...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Traveling for three days, our last overnight was in Paxton. Pleasantly surprised by the good food at Ole's . We dined later in the evening on Fathers Day, even though the place had been slammed with people the staff was pleasant, efficient and accommodating. You...More

Thank Karol60
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you are driving through Nebraska and need a destination pit stop, make it here. Authentic big game bar and grill/steakhouse. Mounts and photos make for lots to absorb. Food is made to order fresh. Never disappointed.

Thank Fritz K
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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