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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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love love love this place my mom and dad went here when they were little and I not get to carry on the tradition with my children my wife and I come up every year for our anniversary because it's an affordable trip and very unique food at multiple places the service is awesome the food is always... More 

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Thank Mike S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must when you visit the Dells. An old school Dells tradition which i believe is still family owned. The kids still love it even though they're grown. Food is good, standard fair served family style. It's all about the atmosphere here.

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Thank Christine S
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They offer a Family Style all you can eat Breakfast. Our Trip to "The Dells" isn't complete with out a stop here on our way home. The donuts are the best!

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Thank ILona B
Streator, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we are in the area, we have made it a tradition to eat breakfast here. It's one of our favorite breakfast eateries and hope to have many more years of coming back!

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Thank sunshinesandy32
Ankeny, Iowa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family ate breakfast at Paul Bunyan's while in the Dells. It was our favorite place to eat while we were there. The fresh donuts were delicious as was everything else. The service was good, too. We'd happily go back another time.

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Thank Robin L
Bartonville
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here based on the recommendation of the info desk at the Wilderness Resort. It's kinda like a Cracker Barrel. Very unique. Food is served family style. Our table was basically like a picnic table with a bench on one side and 2 chairs on the other. There is no real ordering, except for drinks and the optional fruit.... More 

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Thank scottw6020
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast at the Cook Shanty, is the best of calorie-rich, filling, yummy creations. You get doughnuts, pancakes, sausages, ham, biscuits, and more - all delivered to your table on demand. The decor is enough to keep you engaged while you wait for the first batch of doughnuts to show up at your table. There isn't much to not like about... More 

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Thank Ravi N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good breakfast food and plenty of it. All the staff seemed to be wearing plaid shirts. I felt like we were in a set for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Loved It! Must get your picture out front with Paul and Babe the Blue Ox, too.

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Thank Mark S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast the same as I used to when I a kid. Food was good, service was good price was a bit steep for what​ you get. Set menu served family style, it's all you can eat but unless you are starving your probably not going to need more than they bring. Still a bit over priced but all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This puts me in the mind of Cracker Barrel when you first walk in, not sure which existed first. The food was so so, they did have turkey sausages which was a plus since we do not eat pork. The eggs tasted like they were powdered eggs, everything else was ok. The food was doable, but not a place that... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?