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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

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411 US Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
+1 608-254-8717
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: For over 56 years and four generations later, Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty...
For over 56 years and four generations later, Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty welcomes your family to our family! Your Wisconsin Dells vacation would not be complete without a Paul Bunyan's Lumberjack meal. We take extreme pride in serving the freshest family style breakfast, lunch and dinner. With our ever-so-famous homemade buttermilk donuts made fresh every day, keeps our visitors coming from miles away just to pick up a dozen!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not for Vegans

Great entertainment and food. You sit down in what appears to be a loggers mess area, in a huge room loaded with length to length picnic tables. You are served from a limited loggers menu(what's on the plate is on the plate). There is a stage where entertainment happens, and an outside area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Andrea T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great entertainment and food. You sit down in what appears to be a loggers mess area, in a huge room loaded with length to length picnic tables. You are served from a limited loggers menu(what's on the plate is on the plate). There is a stage where entertainment happens, and an outside area where tree climbing and saw contest occurs,... More 

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Thank Andrea T
Newton, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we come to Wisconsin Dells, this is definitely on our to do list. Their food is awesome. They have a set meal for the day that includes a couple main dishes, along with a couple sides. Then it is all you can eat. It even includes a dessert. The food is great, as well as the employees. We... More 

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very rustic decorated. We enjoy that kind of setting. Also right down to country old fashion dining.If hungry this is the place, as it is all you can eat in the evenings.

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Thank ronz613
Springfield Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Came with my family in June. Great for young children. Served family style and a fun atmosphere. Visited the Dells again in December and was sad to see it was closed for the season despite Trip Advisor saying it was "open now".

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Thank Devin3
hudsonville michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This restaurant has wonderful food, they serve it family style. They bring out big plates of food and its all you can eat. Everyone really enjoyed their breakfast, would recommend it to everyone

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Although we didn't visit here in June 2015....we have been here in the past. It's a bit pricey but the food just keeps coming until u can no longer eat. The service was on top of their game and was both friendly and amazing. Can't wait to go back.....breakfast was amazing!!!

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Thank Live D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Food is always good. Service is always anazing. If you like an odd and different feel then this is the place for you. Gift shop is amazing as well.

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Thank Crystal A
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I took my family to Paul Bunyan's for the first time recently. It was very similar to what I remembered as a kid. Service was good and food was tastie. They even had a lumberjack walking around and talking about the show they put on next door. We weren't able to go to the show but would like to go... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Had breakfast here and it was very good. The wait staff was friendly and made sure everything stayed full. Loved the family style dining.

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Thank Elaine A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

As a child, when the family would take a trip to the Dells, we would stop at Paul Bunyan's for a meal. As an adult, I finally took my child with the family years ago. It was even better than I remember. Those sugared doughnuts.... Yes!!! Everyone enjoyed their meal, and although it's been many years since we've been to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 US Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: +1 608-254-8717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

For over 56 years and four generations later, Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty welcomes your family to our family! Your Wisconsin Dells vacation would not be complete without a Paul Bunyan's Lumberjack meal. We take extreme pride in serving the freshest family style breakfast, lunch and dinner. With our ever-so-famous homemade buttermilk donuts made fresh every day, keeps our visitors coming from miles away just to pick up a dozen!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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