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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
Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Manhattan, Kansas
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were recommended to stop here by someone that previously lived in Nebraska. WHAT A TREAT!!! Lots of stuffed animals with interesting info on the walls. Had great food too. When we stopped we had a chili burger and the daily special of meat loaf---WOW---both were excellent along with super service. This is a one of a kind restaurant that... More 

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Chico, California
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Not one to miss an opportunity, "Ole" opened his tavern on the very day Prohibition ended, 9 September 1933. Apparently Ole and his buddies liked to sit around drinking and bragging about their hunting prowess. Ole's Big Game Steakhouse evolved. CAUTION: If the presence of a couple of dozen taxidermied trophy critters is going to ruin your meal, don't eat... More 

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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 

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Sharpsville, Indiana
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21 reviews
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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 

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Nebraska
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26 reviews
11 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.

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Lincoln, NE
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245 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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Thank William O
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29 reviews
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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 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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93 reviews
28 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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?