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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

411 US Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-8717
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Ranked #22 of 169 restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant welcomes your family to our family. For more than 50 years, the Tonne Family has been opening their doors in Minocqua and Wisconsin Dells to generations of families. Now a Wisconsin tradition, it seems no vacation is complete without at least one visit to Paul Bunyan’s.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for breakfast during our trip to the Dells and we were not disappointed! The doughnuts are to die for! You get a little bit of everything for breakfast. It'll please anyone, even the pickiest eater. Only downfall is you get small drink cups and you have to wait for the waiter to come and refill it ever... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food was good, served family style. They keep bringing food as long as you keep eating!! We had breakfast - biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes. About $11 per person. Had to pay $2 extra each for chocolate milk and ice tea. Thought that was weird. What I didn't like about it was we were a table of... More

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Coopersville, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We looked forward all week to our evening meal at Paul Bunyan's in the Dells. We were four adults and three kids, ages 3 to 8. The pricing was very family friendly: less than $4 for 3 and under and less than a dollar per year for [I believe it was] 12 and under. The all-you-can eat menu fare includes... More

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Chicago
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We always hit Paul Bunyan's when we go to the Dells. It's great food and fast (once you get a table). Do not go during high traffic times, you'll be waiting outside and inside. The food is family style and they only serve pancakes/eggs/biscuits or fried chicken (depending on time). But it's all good. It's per person (children by age)... More

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Paul Bunyans fo dinner, The food was delicious I just did not like the fact that they only had one meal for adults. Children get to choose what they want.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a group of ten. We were seated relatively fast. It was almost 15 minutes until our server came over. She brought a huge bowl of donuts but that was it. Everything else was served in very small bowls and no where near enough for 10 people. I understand not wanting to waste food but literally they brought us... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very good food and service. Dinner is served family style. All you can eat. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were amazing! Real mashed potatoes and the chicken was finger licking good! Good staff, great food and affordable price. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Dells area.

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Sullivan, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 6 ranging in age from 6 to 62. We decided to eat breakfast here to try something different. We beat the rush and were quickly seated. They will give a AAA discount. The price for adults is set and the children are charged per their age. We ate at picnic tables and were served family... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is my third review in the past year of this place and each time it just gets better. I brought my parents and brother here with my boyfriend this time. My parents have only had Paul Bunyan's breakfast before and have always wanted to try dinner. Three words THEY LOVED IT! This restaurant offers a unique setting, great staff,... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I hesitate to give it four stars but it would compare to good supper clubs in many areas in Wisconsin. Good fried chicken, good ribs. Real mashed potatoes. The salad was very good and our server gave us more when we asked. The food is served family style. Our server was prompt and quite accommodating for the young child in... More

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