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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
+1 608-254-8717
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“donuts” (426 reviews)
“ham” (220 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite the same feel as when I was a kid.... but still good food! The staff always friendly. Still a must to annually in the Dells!

Thank Firemanb12
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The service is usually good if your waitress is not busy. Food is plentiful and hot. Love the breakfast sugar donuts. Usually do the breakfast and would like to see the lumberjack show next time.

Thank Sweetrebel
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel. After my boring meetings hotel gives me a pleasant stay hotel room was so nice and interior of the room was very good feels like u are in a peaceful time. Food was yummyy. Room service also impeccable. I recommend...More

Thank Deepak J
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is an all-you-can eat place with pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, donuts, scrambled eggs. Fruit extra charge. Good old fashion black coffee. Go for the atmosphere with family and friends.

Thank Deanne O
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Family style meal service with friendly staff and really good food. Especially loved the sausage, ham, pancakes and fresh doughnuts. Really good coffee. Potatoes were a little cold when served but everything else was hot and really good. Novelty place to bring the family and...More

Thank AngelaD1987
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you like family style dining, then Paul Bunyan is the place to go. Everything was good, the donuts, coffee, pancakes, eggs, sausage and ham, potatoes and biscuits and gravy!

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I've been a fan of Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty for over 40 years. We try to get there a few times a season. The donuts are so good. They don't need any improvement, but when you put a little butter on each warm bite, there...More

Thank Shellysudan
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were greeted by a young man from another country who had an amazing accent. So did our waitress. Come with an empty belly and big eyes because you're about to be amazed by some awesome home cooking. Love the family style service. You can...More

Thank geren5
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It is a set menu served buffet style and everything is wonderful. From the hot sugared donuts to the biscuts and gravy you will enjoy every mouthful. I have only been a handful of times in the last 15 years, but every time I get...More

Thank Maggie0427
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Fried doughnuts were delicious. All I really wanted was some toast, my stomach was pretty upset from a meal at another restaurant the night before. I asked the waitress for toast and the response was "we don't have bread" I'm sorry but what kind of...More

1  Thank Oliver_cat18
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Response from Riseup16 | Reviewed this property |
No discounts that we could find. Buy one soda get one free is all we could find.
Joe R
13 July 2016|
Response from Suuave | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that. You may be able to call them to obtain the information you need.
7 July 2016|
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
$11.49 for adult breakfast. Child rate is based on your child's age. They will ask you when you arrive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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