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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet
Description: Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant welcomes your family to our family. For more than...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

We went to this fun place for their all you can eat breakfast. We were literally amazed at how good it was. Lots of food and all of it great quality. We were so excited that we went back a few months later (don't live close at all) for their fish fry. This time we were very disappointed. Everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Travisw723
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We went to this fun place for their all you can eat breakfast. We were literally amazed at how good it was. Lots of food and all of it great quality. We were so excited that we went back a few months later (don't live close at all) for their fish fry. This time we were very disappointed. Everything was,... More 

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MINNESOTA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Although there are enough calories & carbs in a meal for days, we always have to stop here at least one time when we visit the Dells. Food is served family style for your group - scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, fried potatoes, biscuits & gravy, coffee, milk, & OJ. Plus......homemade sugar donuts-very tasty. Seating is log cabin decor with... More 

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Door County WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Started our visit with the traditional "selfie" in front of the sign....not so sure we would have been inspired to if we had waited to do so until we were leaving. The hostess was very friendly, which after she told us she has worked there for 21 years, I found to be very impressive. The wait staff on the other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Paul Bunyan's is a family style ALL you can eat REASONABLY priced restaurant @ the Dells. Lately we have had some not so nice resort experiences (2 in less than 30 days!) so it was refreshing to have an AWESOME meal and a GREAT price! The lines can be long but that's because it's WELLLLL WORTH THE WAIT!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Paul Bunyan's is a family tradition of ours and we never leave the Dells without stopping by for a meal. This time around, our experience was not as enjoyable as past visits. Stopped in for lunch yesterday afternoon. First off, the hostess who sat us seemed "frazzled' and confused. We were a group of 10 and I think it must... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff was wonderful and the food was even better. It was fish fry Friday and the cod was very good. Yes I did ask for 2nds and 3rds because it was that good, and it's all you can eat. The cold slaw was also exceptionally good.

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Arrived in Wisconsin Dells a little early and decided to have breakfast at Paul Bunyans. We've eaten at the one in Minocqua several times. The fresh donuts and coffee were great. The eggs, potatoes and pancakes were luke warm. Very pricey for what we received. I really don't think it was worth the money. The gift shop was very nice.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

All you can eat! Real eggs, sausages were so nice and juicy, the pancakes were nice and fluffy and you can smell fresh donuts being made from the parking lot! They are family friendly and seated our party of 22 right away. The services were awesome!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went here twice during our trip for dinner, first Time for fish and chicken, second time for ribs and chicken. Paul Bunyan's is a must for every dells trip. Food is fantastic, the workers are amazing. Further down our table there was a little boy who loved the story of Paul Bunyan the waitress took her time to tell the... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends have been telling us about this place for years, so we were excited to finally get to go while on vacation. We opted for the all-you-can-eat breakfast. We arrived about 9:30am and had to wait about 25 minutes. There is a big gift shop -- kind of like Cracker Barrel that you wind through as you wait for a... 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: Families with children, Large groups

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.
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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