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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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“steak” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The massive collection of hunting trophies mounted throughout the restaurant are obviously a main attraction. The back of the menu gives some history and states there are over 200 mounts. I personally saw an elephant, giraffe (head and neck), water buffalo, buffalo, elk, and an...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for Nebraska's passport stamp. I'm not a fan of big game sport hunting and didn't like seeing giraffe, polar bear, moose, etc. stuffed. But if that's your thing, you'll love it.

Thank kloverfield
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We called for reservation for 15 people and when we arrived the table was ready. We ordered promptly and were served delicious food in a timely manner. Thanks for the awesome experience!

Thank SageGirl2015
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We were driving from Lincoln NB to Cheyenne WY & were ready for lunch. Not finding a sign for our usual fast food, we decided that we would eat at whatever restaurant was at the next exit: Paxton. It was a surprise to find such...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We drove over from Ogallala for dinner. The taxidermy was interesting and added charm to the bar. Average food and beer selection. I had the hot beef plate with hashbrowns, husband had buffalo burger. It was good, but not great. Pool table in the back...More

Thank bandimcpherson
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were driving home from a family visit to Wisconsin; my daughter in law had been to Ole's years ago and wanted to stop again; it's not obvious from the road. We stopped- first being amused (and a bit rueful) by the - hundreds? of...More

Thank mucklep
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a little out of our way but we timed it right for lunch on our way to the Black Hills. Fried Chicken was simple, tasty, no heavy batter to fight through and PIPING HOT! Mashed potatoes were delicious. My husband's food was just...More

Thank jespence60
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Driving across Nebraska in a cold, windy rainstorm in late May, I missed two exits and finally, out of concern that I might not have a place to sleep, found a motel near the freeway in Paxton, Neb. The desk clerk suggested one of two...More

Thank Morley G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

it is a really cool place but the food is horrible and overpriced. Salad taste like it came out of a bag, the mashed potatoes were dry and not warm. The chicken fried steak was the worst I have ever had. Very gamy and gristly....More

Thank 1958colorado
Tim H, Owner at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear Guest: I apologize for the recent dining experience. I can honestly tell you this was most certainly a abnormality. For the last 30 years the growth of my business has been based on the quality of our food and service. We serve over 9000...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious steak. Fresh!! salad. Much friendlier than other places recommend for solo or party. Mounts are spectacular. As good as 46 years ago when we played football (high school) against paxton. Friendly as he'll still!!

Thank Pamela A
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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