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Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

We always love Paul Bunyan’s Cook shanty. Good food and service and fun for the entire family. Our family favorite is the donuts. Yum!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

if you are hungry and can be satisfied with the basic breakfast that is all you can eat, this is it. very friendly service and the atmosphere is fun.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed everything about this restaurant. It is a kids dream. Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox folk story. Food was better served out of mess kit! Great Atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. Make sure to stop by if you have kids! Closed...before dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

We went early on a Monday morning for breakfast. The front desk, hostess, and our waitress were all very good. We were disappointed to find that although there was plenty of room in the restaurant we were all seated very close together to the other...customers. The donuts were tasty however left a waxy feeling on our lips. The rest of our meal came out quickly and our waitress was quick to bring more water and sausages upon request. As we finish the scrambled eggs there was a buttery juice at the bottom of the bowl. The potatoes were undercooked. My daughter and husband thought the French toast was very good. The pancakes were OK. The biscuits and gravy were disappointing. Had we been smart enough to check the website before we went we might have discovered that they no longer serve potato pancakes every day. Evidently you can only get them on Friday per our waitress. We would not have gone to that restaurant for breakfast had we realized we couldn’t get the food we were looking for.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

The restaurant has free parking. The restaurant is all-you-can-eat family style. From what I can tell, it is only open for breakfast/brunch and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You pay at the cashier and wait to be seated. The breakfast consists of scrambled eggs,...ham, sausage, donuts, flapjacks, French toast, biscuits/gravy, and coffee or juice. When you are done with the first serving, just order seconds (and thirds and fourths...) of anything you desire. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. There is also a large gift shop (think Cracker Barrel, if you are familiar with that chain).More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

Terrible COVID-19 rules. Sat people without masks 3 feet away from where we were eating. Got up to leave right away. Asked for a manager 2xs and one never came. DONT GO..BOYCOTT for not following rules for COVID.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Food is served family style. The food was good, but I thought $60 for 4 people was a bit steep. The service was good and our waitress was nice.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 1, 2020

This was my first time although I have been past it often. The food is served family style (or maybe this is because of covid). The donuts that are served with it are to die for! A fun experience.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 17, 2020

Went to the restaurant on a Monday morning with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. I wasn't all that enthusiastic but one of our party really wanted to go Fairly short line. I understand on weekends there can be quite a wait, partially because the restaurant...is still in a learning curve for post COVID. It was a bit pricey for Breakfast but it is all you can eat. The speed that we went from being seated to food on the table was pretty good. Except to see if we wanted biscuits and gravy and coffee they bring everything else without taking an order. Their donuts are outstanding, the rest of their stuff is better then cafeteria but not as good as a top of the line breakfast place. No cheese or bacon to be seen, if that's important to you go elsewhere. You're there to fill up, or for the experience. Or the donuts. You can get them to go but it's not the same as when they're fresh and warm. A good, not great, breakfastMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

Lived up here for years and finally went this summer. Neat atmosphere - very rustic with lots of antiques to look at and a cute shop to find everything/anything you need to entertain kids on vacation or decorate your cabin. It was a little spendy,...but you get unlimited food so big eaters will definitely come out ahead. The food itself was average but service was speedy and attentive. We didn't have empty dishes for long before more food was brought out. You might have to wait in line for a bit, depending on if you go on a weekend mid-morning or later in the morning in the off season. A fun experience for everyone.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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