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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
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07:00 - 12:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have gone to this restaurant since I was a child, I love this Dells tradition that I can now share with my children. It has a great American dining experience with homemade donuts, pancakes,biscuits and gravy,eggs, sausage and ham. It was delicious! It comes family style which I love, great for the kids to choose what they like and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband grew up going here during his family vacations, but in all the years of visiting the Dells I had never been here. The homemade sugar donuts were the highlight of the breakfast we ate. Everything else was ok. Nice that it's all you can eat. Probably will not come back for breakfast, but will most likely try it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place ! It's a must when we visit the Dells. We met our friends there for breakfast this time and it was great. The donuts are amazing ! Great for our young kids and all of the adults were happy too !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall experience was decent, food and service were average. The best part of our breakfast by far were the hot & fresh donuts!

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there for breakfast, it is all you can eat. You prepay and then they seat you. It's family style, lots of choices, food was pretty good. THe homemade donuts were great. They play old time music, its really fun. We will definitely go back next time we are in the Dells.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The billboard at the entry flashed that breakfast was served from 7 to 12, which was just fine by us as we were hungry for lunch. We arrived at 12:10 pm and were told by the hostess that they were only serving a breakfast buffet. We asked why the sign said otherwise and she replied that they do serve lunch,... More 

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PaulBunyanCookShanty, Manager at Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you weren't able to join us for lunch that day. We are in our Spring schedule which means we are only serving breakfast everyday from 7am until noon. If customers arrive after the noon hour, we certainly will do our best to serve them breakfast. We will start our regular season after Mother's Day so please refer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paul Bunyan's breakfast will never let you down. Everything is delicious and the service is stellar. After this breakfast I am through eating for the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great & was served "family style" & very filling. Plus, they give you a fun hat to wear to take a picture w Paul Bunyan!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place had really nice staff and fast service, but the potatoes were cold and hard, ham was the processed kind. Biscuits and gravy was ok but mostly gravy not meat. The doughnuts were homemade and fabulous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, here we are at the start of a long road trip! What better way to start with our first night dinner at Paul Bunyans'! We haven't been here for a long, long time. But as we were on our way and passing the area, we had to stop. A line that moved quickly and two are quick to seat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 12:00
Thursday
07:00 - 12:00
Friday
07:00 - 12:00
Saturday
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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?