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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a fun atmosphere but the food wasn't too special. Mediocre taste but nice staff and was fun to check out all the stuff on the ceiling while we ate.

Thank Dominique T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed Paul Bunyons, cut for kids. Meals are family style, they bring it to you, you serve yourself. Atmosphere is nice, my son loved it. Food was very good, breakfast was the best meal we had. Of course there is a souvenier store jad some cute items, of course the items are a little on the pricey side. Overall... More 

Thank Simonedebbie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paul Bunyan's restaurant had wonderful food for a fair price. The atmosphere was lovely, like being thrown into an old 40's movie about rural country life. Not to mention, everyone is very nice and friendly. While the food was delicious, my favorite part was still the lumberjack show we went to after dinner. It is separate from the restaurant but... More 

Thank Alicia P
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The breakfast tasted very processed & was very icky. I don't know how to describe it but if I pay $13 for breakfast I expect something half way decent. It's such a hit or miss here, and the only thing worth eating is the donuts. Everything else is rubbery, cold, and plastic tasting. I was highly disappointed.

Thank Liz F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A neat and friendly atmosphere. The service was great. You are served family style and can have as much as you want. We were seated right away and it did not take long for our food to come. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank 321tractor!!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was delicious! All you can eat with lovely donuts to buy as well. Only complaint would be it wasn't that busy and our server was AWOL a lot and she also gave us a coupon for the Logging Show saying it was a buy one get one free and would work for entire party. When we went to... More 

Thank Angela W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a "gotta go" kind of place! great for adults and kids alike!! It is cozy, fun and the family style serving is really fun. More than enough food and drink and friendly servers too. The food is wonderful. My husband is in love with the donuts!! The gift shop is also very unique with lots of fun items.... More 

Thank flowergirl500
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch, all you can eat chicken and ribs very good! Includes coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and broccoli, salad and home made bread. Great log lodge atmosphere lotsa antiques and memories. $40 for two with tip

Thank martinyoe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is great for breakfast and dinner! They have great fried chicken, mashed potatoes and pot roast!!

Thank Nicole S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with our family. Donuts were amazing. Pancakes and potatoes were good. I could tell the eggs, sausage and ham were very cheap. Eggs were slimy and cold. Biscuits and gravy were absolutely disgusting I took one bite and wanted to spit it out. Service was good. Overpriced for what you get. I would return just to buy donuts.

Thank Lindsay R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: 6082548717
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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