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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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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“donuts” (425 reviews)
“ham” (220 reviews)
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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 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
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I had breakfast about 8:00 and because it was not during the busy season, we were seated as soon as we arrived. We were given a tin plate and cup and a choice of milk, juice and coffee. Then came a basket...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had eaten here once before when our daughter was little but this visit was just the two of us and we really enjoyed our breakfast. They bring warm sugared donuts to the table first and then they follow with eggs, pancakes, potatoes, ham, sausage,...More

Thank sulyn64
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Yes, it's all you can eat. Not gourmet, just basic homestyle, good food. Potatoes are sometimes a little greasy when they are busy - but everything else is good for the price. Much of the draw to this place is the experience - metal plates,...More

Thank prpr17
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My family and I have been going to Paul Bunyan for its lumberjack breakfast since the 1960s, and we've seen the building practically double in size. Over the years, we have noticed a decrease in the quality of food, and this time it was particularly...More

Thank Sherlockian
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wetrvl190
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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.
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Joe R
14 July 2016|
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Karlemac
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
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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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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