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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 #19 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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Lombard, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The tradition continues that we could bring our grandchildren to experience the logging camp style breakfast that we enjoyed as children in the 60s. Good family fun of eating a wholesome loggers breakfast that sticks to your bones! Cannot say enough about those buttermilk donuts! Our server was pleasant and happily brought us seconds of everything! If you are traveling... More

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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My children love the the donuts, love the pancakes, love the sausage. Our waitress was wonderful. 115 dollars for 10 people.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great family style breakfast. The food was excellent, service good, and a fun, rustic place to eat. Will definitely go again.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Love the decor, staff is always pleasant, great all you care to eat place, competitive pricing. Gift shop has nice variety. Awesome donuts!!

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have great memories of going here as a child and still like to go as an adult. Is it accurate from a authentic logging camp perspective? I have no idea, but it makes me feel like it is and I enjoy it every time I go. :-) The breakfasts are always good, the staff is friendly and prompt, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went there at dinner time. It was the best reasturant food I think I've stem in my life we went with a group of 17 not one person complained.

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Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Like it says, it's almost $12 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, scambled eggs, and buiscuits and gravy. The taste is nothing to write home about. The decor is great classic northwoods logs and tools. The giftshop is nice but pricey.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stay in the area several times a year and wanted to try a different breakfast place vs the hotel fare. It is kind of touristy as you'd expect. I was there at the opening at 7 AM mid week, a few days after Labor Day so it was very empty. It would be a neat place to take the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had no idea what to expect when we arrived for breakfast but were pleasant surprised. Food was average and served family style, which if you're low carbing, make sure to get extra eggs and meat because most everything else is loaded with carbs. Price wasn't too bad either. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. And the experience cannot be... More

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Wyandotte, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Service was great and friendly. Food is served family style. There is no menu. The fried chicken was really good. Would dine there again.

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