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“I really enjoyed this meal.” 5 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 #21 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.
akron
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8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed this meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Look for the big lumberjack out front and the log cabin exterior.
Inside seems like a BBQ joint. Wooden tables and a lodge look inside. The food comes out in plates and bowls country style. Really good fried chicken an pot roast an noodles, mashed potatoes, veggies and bread, salad. As you empty the bowls they bring out more,everything's hot and fresh. The day I ate here this was the choice, no menu,but it was so good I couldn't have picked a better selection. About $14 for all u can eat ,coffee and water. Beer or soda are extra. Cake came at the end.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beaver Dam
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32 restaurant reviews
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“All you can eat brakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We took the whole family, 16 of us for breakfast here.. Since we had such a big group we were worried we might have to stand in line a long time.. Surprisingly we got in fairly quick and our server Casey was excellent.. It was all you can eat with a good variety for everyone including smaller kids.. A nice experience and the breakfast was well worth it..

Visited May 2014
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Weston, West Virginia
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stopped in during lunch and were promptly seated. Instead of ordering separate meals we opted for the family all you can eat option; which included ribs, chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, and slices of bread. Also each of us got to pick from a starter, either a salad or bowl of cole slaw or apple sauce. The food was brought to our table in a timely manner and was hot. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Even though we opted for the family meal, I did look over the menu and would of gotten the Alfredo but that is only a dinner time option which isn't served until 4:00. One downside to the restaurant was the table where I placed my arm was sticky and also my mom placed her purse on the floor then found the bottom sticky after she picked it up. Over all it was a great meal and can't wait to return.

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WESTON
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“Very good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It has been years since we have eaten here. And it was very good today. Our waitress was Brandi. Very nice. BBQ ribs were great and the campfire chicken was really good. Would come back again. Would tell others to try it.

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Hazel Green, Wisconsin, United States
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“What a meal!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Saturday night, ribs and chicken, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, hot bread - all you can eat, family style. Everything was at our table in less than 5 minutes, we had 3 refills for the four of us adults and dessert also - chocolate cake! The staff are very friendly and courteous. The eating area is decorated in mining equipment and old photos, so there is plenty to look at and converse about. Everything was very clean, the helpers clear and set in a matter of minutes and I mean clean, not wipe it off to the floors, but into buckets and wipe and dry and reset. They are an efficient crew.

  • Visited May 2014
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    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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