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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
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have come here for many years !! Venue friendly ! Cheap and food in delicious all you can eat ! Plus now they serve mamosas and their gift shop is so cute a bit pricey but I love it!!!

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Zion, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wish they had a family section, the first night we sat behind a group of men (boys) who thought they were in a Saloon. The morning event was perfect, love the doughnuts.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fun place! It looked really busy, but the lined moved quick. The doughnuts were the BEST part! The other breakfast items were good except the biscuits and gravy which I would recommend skipping altogether. Fun place for a vacation brunch spot.

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Gresham, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family arrived for the breakfast and the line was quite long outside so we were thinking we made a mistake. However, a lady came out and asked us what we wanted and how many people and gave us a ticket so we figured this made the process faster. It did! We were in very quickly! We had an amazing... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the food was really good but then some of it was not good at all. We went for dinner and none of us were impressed with anything they had other then the fried chicken. We took three kids with us and none of the kids were to interested in their food nor were they impressed with the decor.... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is served family style and isn't to bad. It's a must if you never have been there. I suggest you go for breakfast, it is cheaper on you budget. The lunch and supper isn't bad though. You pay one price, and it is all you can eat. This include your beverage.

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Thank FormerRacineResident
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Friday night. We had the brisket and fried chicken and it was so good, that we came back for breakfast the next morning! Will definitely go again and again!

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Thank Starr F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just love Paul Bunyan's. There's nothing fancy about it, just good down-home cookin' that you can't get just anywhere. We go for breakfast each trip; I love the fried potatoes and ham while my daughter loves the pancakes. If you go before the crowd hits, you can get seated and eating in a fair amount of... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do you go for $11 and get coffee ,orange juice,potatoes,sausage,bacon, biscuits,pancakes,french toast,scrambled eggs and all delicious. Answer:Paul Bunyans

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was okay, Only if you can totally pig out, though. I didn't know it was a buffet, so it was 36 bucks for my young daughter, teenage son, and me. The doughnuts were delicious, but the rest of the food was just standard fare and we didn't even finish a first serving. If I was to go there again,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 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
Description
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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