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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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
Still craving their fried chicken

This place has the best fried chicken I have ever had. We went at lunch time and decided to do the all you can eat pot roast and fried chicken dinner. Everything is served family style and is unlimited portions. Everything we had was really good. Our only problem is our son insisted on having a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Aimee R
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Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Families with children
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Beatty, Saskatchewan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The food was wonderful. They just introduced a lunch sandwich menu. The burgers were delicious. There was too much food we couldn't finish it. The decor feels like you are camping it was so much fun.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This place has the best fried chicken I have ever had. We went at lunch time and decided to do the all you can eat pot roast and fried chicken dinner. Everything is served family style and is unlimited portions. Everything we had was really good. Our only problem is our son insisted on having a grilled cheese sandwich and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We arrived there for lunch (my brother, my dad), staff was very friendly, we had the buffet. food was delicious we had ribs, fried chicken, mash potatoes. We will definitely be going there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We eat breakfast there once everytime we go to the Dells This has been a tradition since we started going many years ago.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We've stopped at the Dells a couple times on our trips back to MN and this was our second stop at The Lumberjack. This place is always busy and sometimes the service suffers alittle as a result! The food is served 'family style' and is pretty good. It's a little loud but after all it is a family style restaurant.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If anything, just go for the buttermilk donuts but the biscuits and gravy and pancakes were delicious too! Go early because the lines can get huge and extend to the parking lot.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived during a time where there wasn't a wait. The store was overwhelming, in a way that anyone with three kids can understand. So much crap that they want! We were seated. Each child was prorated by their actual age, which was interesting. The number one thing to know about Paul Bunyan's- the doughnuts. They were incredible. In fact,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What a great place for breakfast! Very family friendly. You can't beat the prices. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food is very good for the amount of people that are being served. We love the doughnuts! Would definitely tell everyone to eat here with there children because the atmosphere is so awsome! My Grand Daughter said she... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went to Paul Bunyans with wife and 2 kids age 12 and 9. Interesting place, family style eating meaning you get what they serve. On our night that meant fried chicken, mixed veggies, mashed potatoes and beef brisket. The food was Ok, the chicken passable but the brisket was a hit with the kids. I thought it was OK, had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nothing ever bad to say. Food awesome , service awesome, shopping awesome . We go for breakfast every year here Go early to avoid long lines

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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: Large groups, Families with children

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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