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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
+1 608-254-8717
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best meal of our whole trip. The staff was so friendly and helpful, they explained to us how the ‘family’ style dinner was served and what was included. The apple crisp with ice cream was heavenly.

Thank B6483HZpamelas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place on many past trips to the Dells. Hadn’t been to the Dells in about 15 years. Was very excited to get breakfast there. It was pretty disappointing. The donuts were delicious. The ham and eggs were awful. The raft of the good...More

Thank Josh N
Reviewed yesterday

Not sure I'll go back. The best part was the gift shop. Half of the dining room was empty, while we were packed in like sardines in the other half. That was a little strange to me. The food wasn't the best & we couldn't...More

Thank ashmaddie98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fun way to share dinner with the family — group of 7 of us (adults, teenagers and kids) and everyone loved it. Because it’s served family style and is all you can eat, they were able to bring out more of what the kids...More

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When in Wisconsin Dells We always make it a point to stop at Paul Bunyans. The homemade bread is awesome. The dinner always has fried chicken. The favorite day to go is when they have pot roast. Tonighy was Friday so they had batter fried...More

Thank Terry V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good comfort food away from home. Pot roast was very good. My wife loved the pan fried chicken and she doesn’t like fried chicken. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Jeff-TammyA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The mimosa was terrible don’t go there for a drink! But the donuts were amazing!!! The food was pancakes, sausage & ham, eggs (scrambled) hash browns, biscuits and gravy and donuts (NO EXCEPTIONS!) that’s what you get! Service was good! It’s all you can eat...More

Thank Hana S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All you can eat family style breakfast location. Everything is served on camping serve wear . The fresh sugar donuts are awesome. Biscuits and gravy, eggs , sausage, ham, pancakes, fresh fruit. All you care to eat brought out to the table ... yum ....More

Thank Mommytwofour
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the evening meal. Great/fast service! Our BBQ ribs were over cooked BUT server replaced them as soon as we brought it to her attention. Plenty of food, refills as many times as you request. No room for desert for our party!! About...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Family style service. Chicken and roast beef are excellent. Prices are fair for what you get. We just didn’t care for the veggies peas and carrots blech lol

Thank Greg H
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No discounts that we could find. Buy one soda get one free is all we could find.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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
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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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