We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Go for the doughnuts!” 3 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
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #21 of 170 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Go for the doughnuts!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a fun little place. It's modeled after an old cook shanty. The doughnuts are awesome and you can buy some on your way out to take home. The rest of the meal was just so so. Cold by the time it got to us which was a shame.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

780 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    333
    233
    115
    52
    47
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Crab Orchard, Kentucky
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We went there for lunch and had the all you can eat meal. Fried chicken was good as were the mashed potatoes. Fish was lousy, salad was just your basic greens, and vegetables tasted like they were right out of a can. If you had a big appetite, I guess you would get your money's worth, but who would want to if the food is only average.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rugeley, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“diner with a differance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

this place is crazy! checkered table cloth,coffee served in tin cups,fab atmosphere,but I thought food was not great,but worth going to see

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cumming, Georgia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty also viewed

Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin Dells, WI
 

Been to Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.