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“Cool place for breakfast” 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
(608) 254-8717
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Ranked #20 of 167 restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
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.
Cumming, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Cool place for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stopped here for breakfast on our last day in the Dells. Friendly service and good food overall. They say all you can eat, however the portion size is kinda small but they do bring you whatever else you desire. It is family style, so you sit at tables with other folks. Everyone is friendly

Visited September 2013
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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

They have great food and service. They are very busy but they are quick to get you in. They give you more than you could ever eat.

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McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We never miss this restaurant for breakfast whenever we are in the Dells. They have an all you can eat breakfast family style that is awesome. There is usually about a half hour wait but you can have one person wait in the line while the rest of you browse in their store. Definitely worth the wait. Don't forget to buy their cider donuts to take home!

  • Visited July 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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North Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
“One of the BEST places for breakfast in the Dells!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It is a yearly tradition that my family and I go to this Northwoods styled lumberjack themed cook shanty. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is top notch.

It has your breakfast basics like pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage/ham and even biscuits and gravy. Of course, also the all important doughnut.

Paul Bunyan also has a dinner menu, but we've only been here for breakfast, so I'll leave that for another reviewer.

Highly recommended for all age groups.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago suburbs, IL
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6 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Classic Paul Bunyans Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have been coming to Paul Bunyans since I learned to walk....now 28 years later, I still love it! Its so cool to bring your own kids to a place you went to as a child. We went for breakfast. Its your basic stuff....eggs, hashbrowns, sausages, awesome rubbery pancakes, and the dough nuts!!! YUM. They used to give you applesauce with those delicious doughnuts. Not sure why they stopped that, because it was delicious on top of them and eating it with a fork.

We had a super nice waitress that did her best to keep our 1.5 year old happy. We got there at 7 am right when they opened since our babies are early risers. There were only 2 other people in the restaurant. It was a great time to go. Great service and no problem getting a table!

Would definitely return every time we hit the dells for a weekend. Love Paul Bunyans!!!

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