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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good way to start your day!

Things are served family style and with growing boys the all you can pack in is worth the price!! The gift shop is a bit over whelming and I could do without that part but, it's not a deal breaker!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
mmtcjacob
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Family Style small portions served but unlimited. Fried chicken & was delish. Kids loved the mashed pot & chocolate Cake. Atmosphere is fun for children. We will definitely go back to try breakfast.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are going for breakfast, or I guess even dinner, arrive early as the line can get quite long! However, it is worth the wait. We were sat at a regular table, but most of the seating is at long tables with bench seating. Everything is served family style and you can order as much as you would like.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

All you can eat set menu, did was brought out on small dishes and as soon as you finished one you would get a new, fresh dish. Less waist, more fresh and a great value for your money. We went on a busy weekend for dinner, but didn't have to wait for a table or food. The pot roast melted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Anytime we are in the Dells we stop for breakfast. It's pricey for what you're getting but you're paying for the atmosphere and experience. It's fun and the food is good. The doughnuts are warm and absolutely delicious. Our recent visit was for our son's 7th birthday. They sang to him and brought him a small slice of chocolate cake... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Things are served family style and with growing boys the all you can pack in is worth the price!! The gift shop is a bit over whelming and I could do without that part but, it's not a deal breaker!!

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RACINE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Paul Bunyan's is cool place. Very much for tourists. We went for breakfast and the line was very long but moved fast. The food was not bad but not great either, except the fresh warm donuts. Everything else tasted just ok. Go for the donuts and the experience. It is a must if your in the Dells. I would go... More 

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Wisconsin Dells,
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

part of our family had been here before and this time we had more and the little ones really enjoyed. Our waiter was kind and pleasant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for fine dining, this is not the place. It is a log cabin style building designed to be as a logger's cook shanty might have been. You sit at picnic tables and the food is served family style. It is usually packed with vacationing families so it can be noisy. The food is all you can... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations and couldn't wait to eat there. While it is all you can eat, (scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, and donuts) you eat what they bring you, family style. There is no menu for those with special diets. The only choice you have is whether or not you want to add fruit for around $5. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

First visit, we went for breakfast on the last morning of our trip. Our disappointment is we discovered this place on the last morning of our trip! Plenty of food! If you leave hungry it is your own fault! Ham, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy all fantastic! Will definitely try dinner on a future trip! (Oh the donuts...AMAZING!) With all... 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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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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