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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
Thu - Mon 07:00 - 12:00
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're hungry and want some decent breakfast come here. They bring everything to your table and refill whatever you want as many times as you want. We ate too much because the food was so good. Be prepared to have a "food baby" - bring your stretchy pants! Drinks are unlimited too! If you're interested in lumberjacks they come... More 

Thank Chi-cow-go
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect and were disappointed when we came back in January and it was closed . However the food was delicious and my little girl calls is papa onions

Thank Aimerz04
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Oh wow if you have a great appetite this is the place to be,we had awesome food,service and lots of smiles and the gift shop was fun to pick out things for birthdays and Christmas presents😲

Thank Evelyn J
South Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, this place was super busy, but it's huge so it didn't take long to be seated. In the meantime, we chatted with the folks in line behind us. Since this place has only long tables which seated about 8 or 10, we wound up at the same table. At first I was a little unsettled, but our food was... More 

Thank CampingJan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and very friendly staff. Also had a cute gift shop. Only had breakfast here and you have to go early in the morning or else you will have a very long wait line outside.

Thank Cassie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place was so unique. We loved how they serve a meal.as if you went to your family's house for dinner. Everything was delecious. Very cool place

Thank Jessica A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you're in the area, you MUST stop here! The food and service are phenomenal! Don't let the long line to get in scare you away, they move people in and out quick!

Thank Mikayla E
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Everything is good, but the donuts and pancakes are exceptional!! But some donuts to go and heat them in your toaster oven for a fresh baked taste. They also have very cute things in the shop. I just wish they were open year round

Thank TinaB036
Jackson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Okay, its not a five start restaurant, but its still a great place to have breakfast. All you can eat of basic breakfast foods and we love the donuts.

Thank John W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The oven fresh- warm sugared donuts is what keep us coming back. I love the family style breakfast here. Makes it feel like your eating at home. We traveled with a party of 7 and it was full of laughs and great food. We all enjoyed our experience very very much. Love the history of Paul Bunyan and giant statues.

Thank Diane F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?