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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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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed yesterday

We had two meals here on this visit to the dells, breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was slightly above average and dinner was not so great. Breakfast was the usual fare, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy etc...... service was ok. Dinner was chicken and pot...More

Thank Dean K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love the all you can eat breakfast. It is well worth the wait if you visit in a busy morning. The breakfast comes to you family style and is delicious. The atmosphere is fun, picnic style benches and table setting. The food is plentiful...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed yesterday

Took the train from Chicago to Dells and taxi'd over (before heading to car rental) to Paul Bunyan's - which is a tradition! Went there as a kid and now my son loves it! We enjoy the food (for what it is) and had a...More

Thank deflor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay...let's just say, this place isn't for everyone, but given the full parking lot and line out the door, it's certainly a hit. Our family has visited the Dells frequently over the past 20 years, and an occasional visit to Paul Bunyan's is a real...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was really good. The best food we had in the Dells. The only real drawback was that the servers had way to many tables to keep up. Odles of bus people and hostesses, just not enough wait staff.

Thank acudadude
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been here many times for many years. The food is always very good and plentiful. The prices are reasonable. Waitstaff is very friendly. The AYCE specials are the best, breakfast and fried chicken. The gift shop and decor are really cool and the...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When visiting the dells with some friends we decided to try this place for breakfast and didn't know quite what we were in for. They definitely have it down to a science from when you walk in the door to when you leave. For families...More

1  Thank BandBCuties
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here as a family of 5 including a 5 month old. Easy choice for breakfast as there was no menu to have to search through. They bring food to the table family style. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy and potatoes. They start...More

Thank niajp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, fully satisfied for breakfast. Fun atmosphere. Waitress was attentive and timely. We were there at 11 on Wednesday, not crowded at all.

Thank Kent R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed a variety of foods. My spouse enjoyed the BBQ ribs with fried chicken, mashed potatoes & green beans. I enjoyed the homemade tasting applesauce and warm bread and butter. The roast beef sandwich was ok. Overall a great...More

Thank lacee2017
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26 July 2016|
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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
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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07:00 - 21:00
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
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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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