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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
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We have been coming here for over twenty years and always visit when we are in the area. Great donuts!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took the family twice because the first time it was so good we had to visit again. The food was great, hot, fresh and I love eating family style. Great way to eat with the family and of course the donuts are the bomb. Everything was great, I wished we could of had the french toast but that is only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Paul Bunyan's for dinner. The food was very good. It is al you can eat but you are not given a lot of food at one time. We could only get 2 ribs each, then had to catch the server to get more. I wish we could have gotten more at one time as it increases your... More 

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Grand Rapids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We made a return visit to this place with our grandchildren. Our son remembered it from years ago. And worth the 20 minute wait to get in. We had two pre teens who were skeptical of the wait in the hot weather. But the abundance of food, served with a wide selection in family style made it worth it. And... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visted Paul Bunyan's this last Monday (8/24). Monday's dinner is Pork Ribs with fried chicken. The ribs were tough. Chicken was good. Mashed potatoes and veggies were good. Bread was the best part of the meal. It was more nostalgic than anything else. We did buy a nice blanket for $40. We'd visit again but definitely not on night... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for over twenty years and always visit when we are in the area. Great donuts!

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Paul Bunyan's for dinner and had a great time with the grandkids. We had the fried chicken and ribs. Both were great but the ribs were sooo good! Took lots of pictures on the Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox statues outside. Very Fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you can get past the noisy surroundings and the so so service, the food is really good! See the lumberjack show it's amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is all you can eat. This was our second time and everything was better than the first time. Donuts awesome waited all year to eat one. Only thing that needed work was eggs but was good too.

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Three Oaks, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When we visit the Dells, Paul Bunyan's is always one of our breakfast stops during our stay. Service is very good as is the food. The waiting lines in the morning speaks to the success of Paul Bunyan's. Quality has been consistent over the years we have eaten there. Our family really looks forward to stopping there every visit. Don't... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Service was just ok. Food was very poor quality. Fake slimy eggs,watered down apple and orange juices, cold cheap ham and barely edible biscuits gravy. But I have to admit the donuts were good. The food did make me sick. When I called to complain the manager said she could'nt do a thing for me because the owners were out... 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

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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