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Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Paxton €€ - €€€ American,
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
+1 308-239-4500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
113 N Oak St, I-80, Exit 145, Paxton, NE 69155-1343
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was good! Service was quick and the food was served hot. The chicken noodle soup was especially tasty. It was a little creepy with so many taxidermied animals staring while you eat but the meal was good. Free convenient parking right out front.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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...

Thank diamondgirl71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 14 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 10 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 10 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
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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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