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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 via mobile

We make this an annual stop each summer during our Dells vacation. We've always come for breakfast. It's a huge place that they herd people through quickly. Breakfast is served family style but you can request as much as you'd like. Good coffee. Fairly pricey....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just sit down. Don't bother ordering. You get scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and potatoes. It's all you can eat, so come hungry. No gluten free options here, but just skip the pancakes and biscuits and gravy and your fine.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited mostly because I had been there as a kid. They give you A LOT of food. But the ribs were tough and the chicken had an odd flavored coating. It's a fun place to visit, but I'm not sure we will go back.

Thank Chicagotravelgirl111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Paul Bunyan at about 9:30am for breakfast. When we arrived the line was extended outside. I was a bit worried but the line moved extremely fast and we were seated in no time. You pay prior to being seated. Great "logging camp"...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our kids got a kick out of this place! They give the kids Babe's horns to wear and they couldn't stop asking questions about Paul Bunyan. The breakfast is served family style and the excellent service made replacing whatever we wanted easy and quick. The...More

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go early, we got there around 8:00 & were seated right away by 8:30 there was aline into the parking lot. Food is served family style, you pay before you eat and you don't get to choose what you are served. The morning we went...More

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for families. Can order off the kids menu or just everything family style. I didn't like that the BBQ beef brisket was served in such tiny amounts. It was also busy so it took a long time to get refills of food.

1  Thank Amber B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good food and good variety of family style. The only thing I do not care for is sitting with other families. Good food, decent price and cute gift shop! Will be back!!

1  Thank MrsBerger16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast. Food was nothing special, except for the donuts. Would pick up a package of donuts from the store rather than eat at restaurant.

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my daughter there for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it. More food than you could eat, well trained and smiling staff and very busy! This is the place to have breakfast while in Wisconsin Dells!

Thank searaysmith
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27 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
14 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
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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