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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We've been to Ole's several times, but this was the first trip with the kids. They loved all the animals and it made for a good memory for the trip. Food was fine. Not the best we've ever had, but far better than your average small town restaurant. Updated bathrooms were nice and clean. It's a good spot if your... More 

Thank lovebugvacations
Sharpsville, Indiana
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a cross country road trip. We usually only eat one meal on the road as we have a camper. The food was really good! My husband loved the onion rings and chili Mac burger. I had a chicken strip salad which was good too. The chicken looked freshly lightly breaded and was tasty. Staff is very... More 

Thank 1953debbieh
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Dined at Ole's a day ago. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was terrific. The employees were all super nice. We will definitely be back.

Thank Jill R
Lincoln, NE
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235 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My son and I were returning from a trip to Colorado, and we decided to eat a late lunch at Ole’s, which is a favorite of ours that we’ve been visiting for nearly 30 years. The place has wood paneled walls, with hardwood floors, a long bar (see picture), and hundreds of mounted animals that the original owner hunted from... More 

Thank Paul K
Broomfield, Colorado
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is an interesting place that from reading about I had to see in person. The trophy mounts are genuine and nicely displayed and Beautiful. We dropped in for breakfast and they serve some excellent biscuits and sausage gravy! The french toast my partner had, not so much, it was cold when served. Service was not all that good, but... More 

Thank William O
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

It took over 45 minutes to get a seat at 2 in the afternoon. There was a lot of people waiting. I guess there are only 2 restaurants in this small town. There were a lot of open tables but no bus people to clean them up. Finally, I presume the manager (which was working behind the bar) finally decided... More 

Thank Sherri B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped here during our trip due to a recommendation, glad we did. The food was good, the service was excellent and fast, waited less than 10 minutes for 4 meals. The price was excellent, $35.00 for four meals that filled us up! Fascinating to look at all the animals, daughters loved it.

Thank DogsandDragons
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

It had been 5 years or more since we stopped on our way to the Mountains. We stopped going because the food was bad, service and facility was poor. It has changed Owners and definitely for the better. They were extremely helpful, patient and considerate of our 3-year old who didn't behave very well. Food was great, beer is cheap.... More 

Thank rcooper1122
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have traveled from NE to CO a number of times and have yet to ever stop at Ole's, so glad we finally did! They had a chicken fried steak special for 9 bucks, I was SOLD. It was delish and covered in gravy, just the way I like it. The atmosphere is really neat, don't get too alarmed by... More 

Thank LMilly
North Platte, Nebraska
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185 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty standard for a small town Nebraska restaurant. It came warm and tasted good. We enjoyed wondering around and checking out the animals and photos on the wall. Every one had a story to tell, the history really is a point in favor of this place and I found wondering around reading the walls kinda fun. We... More 

Thank Crystal J

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?