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“Good food, average service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty
411 US Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
+1 608-254-8717
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Ranked #17 of 170 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Buffet
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.
Erie, Colorado
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Although it was a holiday weekend, Paul Bunyan's was not overly crowded. Reasonably priced meals and fun atmosphere. Wait staff was transitioning to a new order system, which slowed things down significantly.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Dells = Paul Bunyan's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

We LOVE this place. It's not a trip to the Dells without breakfast here. My faves are the doughnuts and coffee. Great atmosphere. Family-style (bowls of food you serve yourself), all you want to eat. Log cabin and lumberjack-friendly. We can't wait for the lumberjack show to open!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plainfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A staple in our family is breakfast here. Got right in and had a great meal. An attentive server kept everything full, and asked often if any more food items were needed. As usual, a good meal.

Visited June 2013
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must stop for Wisconsin Dells vacationers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We make a point to visit Paul Bunyan's for breakfast every time we visit the Wisconsin Dells. You get a full, family style meal, at a pretty reasonable price. And they serve lunch/dinner as well. Don't let the line scare you off. They have this down, and will get you through quickly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Breakfast Is Our Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Visited on Memorial Day weekend. It has become a tradition. Had the breakfast. As always, food was good, service was great. Just keep bringing us the doughnuts and we're happy. Everything was excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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