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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
+1 608-254-8717
Thu - Mon 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be good for a family restaurant. The food is served family style with a set menu for breakfast.

Thank 2CandC
Austin, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to eat and great home style food. We enjoyed visiting with our waitress from another country. Most of the staff are from elsewhere on summer breaks from college. Ours was going to be a doctor and was very personable.

Thank pathollund
Burbank, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the food is very average. The place was clean and are table service was ok. One of the items you get is biscuits and gravy. While eating one, I found a long thin thing that looked like a hair, very discussing. I told are waitress and it was like ok. We did ask for a chocolate milk, same... More 

Thank DonCusack
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to try what was that "family type breakfast" it was fun and very good tasting. Ham, sausages, eggs, potatoes, pancakes biscuits and gravy (no gravy for me) and homemade doughnuts. Everything was good and the service pretty attentive considering the amount of people. I really liked it

Thank maluferrari
Crest Hill, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was decent and for 2 adults and 2 kids @30 something dollars thats a pretty good deal for an all you can eat. Something my husband remembered from his childhood so we had to come check it out. We got there around 750am and got in right away.

Thank Laura V
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry but it just wasn't worth the wait. Any place that doesn't provide bacon and toast should be a warning sign. Now I will say the donuts and pancakes were very good. The rest of the food was fair. The pot of coffee we had was like tar. The service was good. Overall I would not recommend this place -... More 

Thank G R
Port Huron, Michigan
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked Paul Bunyan's for our breakfast on the morning of our departure. We had seen their packed parking lot earlier in the week. We walked into a short line waiting to pay and be seated. The line moved quickly and we seated. Our waitress brought our coffee and gave us a rundown of what was available for our breakfast.... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here. They overcharged me for 3 extra adult dinners but apologized when I noted the error. The food was good. Really good. And we got a huge selection. It was fun to eat there. But they were so busy, our waitress never came back to refill our food. We never got biscuits until I asked for them.... More 

Thank klvaile
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was not good at all. I'm only giving it 2 stars because the wait staff was amazing and so was the atmosphere. Lumberjack and cabin feeling. The food was mass produced and filling, however quality was poor.

Thank Amanda F
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the all you can breakfast. Pleasant of good food choices and more brought when you asked for more. You are seated at picnic type tables and served family style. The server was pleasant. We eat there every time we visit the Dells and are never disappointed.

Thank susiemrc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: +1 608-254-8717
For over 56 years and four generations later, Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty welcomes your family to our family! Your Wisconsin Dells vacation would not be complete without a Paul Bunyan's Lumberjack meal. We take extreme pride in serving the freshest family style breakfast, lunch and dinner. With our ever-so-famous homemade buttermilk donuts made fresh every day, keeps our visitors coming from miles away just to pick up a dozen!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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