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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, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 337
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  • 236
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
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 always visit this place every year at different times and really have had an excellent experience. Not so this time. The food was good, normally excellent. The service good, normally excellent. I requested a AAA discount but was denied. Got home and checked and I should have gotten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bill M
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food here is served family style; allowing me to consume everything in site. I was greater by nice waiters eager to refill my plate with their glorious breakfast food. I loved the style of the restaurant as it was Paul Bunyan themed. There is a large gift shop full of goodies and most importantly, the best biscuits and gravy... More 

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Algoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Traffic in the Dells was just crazy with the car show in town. We thought we might make it for breakfast but we were too late. We decided on the family style chicken and ribs for lunch and were rewarded to some of the best chicken and ribs we have enjoyed at a restaurant. My husband had really had his... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We always visit this place every year at different times and really have had an excellent experience. Not so this time. The food was good, normally excellent. The service good, normally excellent. I requested a AAA discount but was denied. Got home and checked and I should have gotten one. We ordered milk with the meal as coffee and milk... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We got to enjoy this stop on our way back from NC. We also enjoyed the Lumberjack show afterwards. You must try this if you're in the Dells

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for breakfast as I've heard lots of folks raving about this place. For just over $11 you get an "all you can eat" breakfast. Service was decent, but the food just so-so. They must really hate to waste food cause when our table of 4 requested more food, we got just 4 more of everything. Not bad if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place would be great to go with a group of people. If you are into almost a buffet kind of meal then this is the place to be. My husband and I went here on two separte ocasions. once for beakfest and once for dinner. over all the food was good. the price was too expensive for just 2... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Paul Bunyan's has the BEST all you can eat sit down family style breakfast. Their doughnuts are so good and are made fresh so they are warm when they bring them out. You can ask for as much food as you want and the service is really fast even if the line to get in is lined up out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Family style food with a rustic early Americana setting. The food is brought out family style to the table and does not last long. The doughnuts are world famous.

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Lakefield, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So many cool artifacts from the logging era in Wisconsin! Food was good, but seemed a little high price. We went for breakfast and the pancakes and fresh doughnuts were the best.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They have a family style all you can eat style breakfast. When the server bought out the first round there was not a whole lot of food. I understand they do this to cut down on waste but when we asked for more she seemed like we were bothering her. I had an orange juice that I think was more... 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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