Rosser O. Herstedt was better known as Ole. In 1938 he hung in his bar the antlered head of an elk he had shot. Ole traveled the world for the next three decades hunting big game and collecting their taxidermy mounts.

Herstedt’s vision became Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge. Residents have given nicknames to the polar bear (Boris), giraffe (Ginger) and elephant (Ellie) that Ole shot years ago.

Ole’s chicken-fried steak has a mammoth following. Current owner Tim Holzfaster keeps the doors open all year long except Christmas day. 123 N. Oak St. (308) 239-4500.

Learn more about Ogallala by contacting the Keith County Convention and Visitors Bureau at and (800) 658-4390.


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