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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and unique dining setting.

Good food and unique atmosphere. The food is served family style so if you order different things, you will be able to sample your companions food order. We had fish and the beef brisket and both were delicious. Everything was served hot and fast. Ask for a discount coupon for the lumberjack show!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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La Crosse WI
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Spent $65.00 to eat and left hungry . The service was horrible and so was food . Don't recommend this place at all .. Was really disappointed .

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Olney, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I personally didn't think it was worth the money. We were there on BBQ brisket and fried chicken night. Brisket and mixed veggies were very average. Service, etc was fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good food and unique atmosphere. The food is served family style so if you order different things, you will be able to sample your companions food order. We had fish and the beef brisket and both were delicious. Everything was served hot and fast. Ask for a discount coupon for the lumberjack show!

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Blair, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offered family style dinning. The deco is set up like a cook house at a lumber camp. You use tin plates and cups. We had fried chicken (great) and BBQ ribs. It also came with fresh baked bread, real mashed potatoes and gravy (could have used a little more gravy), veggie medley and dessert. It's all you can... More 

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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place to eat if you can get in. Over 150 people outside this morning at 11:00. A victim of their own success. Good food and service, just a real long wait almost every day.

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Boone, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had the family style supper, on this Thursday night it was Fried Chicken, Pot Roast (that just melted in your mouth) homestyle potatoes w gravy, coleslaw, homemade bread, chocolate cake and they just keep it coming until you can no longer move you are just that full. Oh and the butter they had for the bread, I haven't had butter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived for supper around 5:30 and easily found a parking spot. Kids were excited at all the signs and atmosphere. We were seated promptly and staff was friendly. Whole family opted for the "all you can eat" served family style. We were there on a Thursday and the meal included pot roast, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went for all you can eat ribs on Saturday. They were extremely fatty and the meat that was edible was very tough. The fried chicken was mostly skin. The mixed veggies and mashed potatoes where very good. The tables all felt greasy and dirty but bathrooms were clean. I would go back to try the breakfast.

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Gridley, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to our visit to Paul Bunyan's and left very disappointed. Our waitress seemed to be very busy, which we could understand...but we waited for a long time for our drinks, then our food, and then more food. By the time it came, our kids were cranky and we weren't even hungry anymore. The food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast on a Friday morning around 8:30. Get there early or you will wait in line!!! It was expensive for 4 people just for breakfast. The food was good, the doughnuts were delicious and the best thing in my opinion. Our waitress stopped by maybe once outside of delivering our food. The place seemed more like an... More 

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Additional Information about Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

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

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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: Families with children, Large groups

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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