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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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Indianapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great! A must eat for anyone in the Dells! The cost was pretty good too considering it was all you can eat ;)

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My surprise here? The fish fry was the best I have had in a long time. The chicken was also quite good. The not so good, the beef brisket itself was not to bad, however the bbq sauce was thin and had very little flavor.

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Northglenn, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Didn't know where to go for breakfast. Was going to IHOP bus the line was crazy long and we didnt want to wait that long. So we drive up to Paul Bunyan and wasn't sure how this place was going to be. Line moved fast and we got in the restaurant in about 5 min. Waitress was so nice. 1st... More

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Streator, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love coming here! Yes, things come out in small bowls and only a few drinks are included with the meal, but we are always completely satisfied! They refill things as needed. We went through about 14 white milks. We always stop at least once every time we visit the Dells. You are served a fresh donut to start off.... More

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went in the evening and the menu was pot roast and campfire fried chicken. We got carrots/peas, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade bread and apple sauce. Chocolate cake was free for dessert. The setting is so much fun. Everyone is wearing their lumberjack plaid. They have Babe the Blue Ox talking head as you are in line to be... More

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Divernon, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What a great place to eat! Served family style, all you can eat. Went for breakfast and had eggs, ham, sausage, fried potatoes, pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Service was great, friendly all around. Keep your receipt and get a discount to the lumberjack show-added bonus!

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had to wait outside in the rain for about 20 min before getting inside but it was worth it! Food (breakfast) was great, staff was friendly and quick and the price was very affordable. Would definetly go back.

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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The décor was very neat, we haven't seen anything like it before, loved that cabin feel even down to the old fashioned style tables & dishes. We didn't mind the family style, you-get-what-you-get type menu, but the food lacked a little. We had breakfast, the eggs & meat were good, biscuits & gravy not so great. Service was very good.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a very large meal with 7 family members, asking for several "refills" of various dishes on the all you can eat family style meal. The bread was fabulous. Atmosphere was very fun for the kids, they enjoyed eating on tin plates :) Good wait staff.

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Springfield, Nebraska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Delicious Breakfast served family style and had dinner too. It was also wonderful and no more expensive and was actually a little cheaper than other places we ate. Kids loved it too!!

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