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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
+1 715-356-6270
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“donuts” (85 reviews)
“scrambled eggs” (29 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I LOVE the breakfast all you can eat , tons of food from scrambled eggs , potatoes , and doughnuts !! love the doughnuts ! bloody mary's are good also .

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

When we stopped here for breakfast on our way out of town, the line was out the door! We figured if there were so many people waiting for a table, the food must be pretty dang good. We had a group of 6 so it...More

Thank Allyson D
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I’m surprised to read some of the negative reviews for Paul Bunyan’s Shanty. Maybe if you lived there and ate there frequently you might have an off day, and even if your server was not in the best of moods, the food would make up...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

All you can eat breakfast with French toast, pancakes, sausage, ham, potatoes, scrambled eggs and the awesome sugar donuts. You also can have biscuits and gravy. We stop for breakfast every time we are in Minocqua.

Thank JMS529
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I like to go to this restaurant for breakfast for large groups. The food is home style the service is friendly and we always have a cozy feeling here. The fresh donuts are always tasty. If they are backed up, there's a gift shop to...More

Thank Stvb1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A good place to go if you are really hungry. More than enough for most people to eat. Great atmosphere with friendly staff. The parking needs to be expanded during the summer rush but you usually can find a spot. Mornings can be very busy...More

Thank raymondk659
Reviewed 5 September 2017

While vacationing in the northwoods we drove through Minocqua and thought we'd give old Paul Bunyan's a try. It's a family style dinner....so get your mind around that. You basically eat what they are cooking that meal and they bring you as much as you...More

Thank GlobalMogul
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It is just like eating in an old fashion logging camp with the décor and the metal plates and cups going back in time. All you can eat lunch with something for everyone - a warm inviting atmosphere. An amazing gift shop with anything you...More

Thank RaeTomK
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is an awesome place to get a fun family breakfast or brunch. You can get as much as you want brought out to your table family style. Nobody leaves hungry, and the food is really good.

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our family has been to the flagship location in the WI Dells, but never to this location. The food was above average as the fresh doughnuts are out of this world. Biscuits and gravy were also very good. Everything else was average ranging from eggs,...More

Thank pdubgreenbay
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Adults are $12.29 Kids .97 cents/year 2-3 yrs old only 3.69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-6270
  • E-mail
Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty located in Minocqua, Wisconsin is a seasonal operation open from April to October. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Family Style dining in the theme of the old-time logging camps. Breakfast is served from 7 AM until 12 Noon. At noon, lunch begins as well as the famous All You Can Eat dinners. Lunch options include entree platters and full sandwich and salad selections. Kids menu is available. After 4 PM, additional dinner entree selections are available. Friday is our Fish Fry Blast. You won't want to miss it.
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