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“Place you need to check out.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Place you need to check out.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Great place to eat. It's been in the Dells for as long as I can remember. We went for breakfast, but they so serve dinner too! All food is served family style. At breakfast the donuts are great.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 reviews
“Great food great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stopped with a group of 8 while in the Dells. It was a great choice. All of us loved the food and atmosphere. Yummy donuts and wonderful gift shop. Don't miss out on this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All You Can Eat Garbage”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Paul Bunyans in the Dells was the most disappointing part of our trip...lets start with the water. It tasted like something was very very wrong with it...I took two sips and was done. The kids who are employed there are useless. I asked for milk (which is served in a carton) twice and never received it. When we got there at 11:00 am I was asked to pay 2 additional dollars for a soda! Ridiculous...
The eggs were wet...yes wet...the biscuits and gravy were cold, the sausages tasted like metal. The ONLY and I mean only thing we were served that was edible were the donuts. My husband said that even the ham tasted "off". We won't be back...don't waste your money on overpriced SLOP in bowls.

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“Love the waiters!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Had the most amazing doughnuts!! Breakfast was good. I would definitely visit this place again on my next visit!! The staff was amazing!!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“terrible service poor food for an opening”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

we visited the paul bunyan for its opening hoping we would get great food service it was terrible cold food server was no where be found when we needed something when we complain they say oh people new here it be better next time oh well wont be next time first impression everything get u act together serve hot food have servers available for drinks refills come on wake up

Visited March 2013
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