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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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07:00 - 14:00All hours
$$ - $$$
411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Dells on vacation and stopped there for lunch one day, the experience of the setting and the family style dinner was different, our server was very nice and patient with the children in the group. The food was just OK, we...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok visit here at least a dozen times in the summer for both breakfast and dinner. Big hit at breakfast always there donuts now you can have refills on them. All the food for breakfast is great. Dinner we like to go on chicken and...More

Thank ilpinman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute decision on the Monday after labor day while visiting the Dells from out of town. There was no waiting at all (around 10ish). I hadn't been to Paul Bunyan's since I was a child, but remembered it fondly. It was...More

Thank Mom_to_C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have the best biscuits and gravy, and those dounuts um um good. Sorry to say I bought the store dounuts and they weren't the same. Just saying

Thank joycesalinas1161
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was amazing super energetic and always making sure we had everything we wanted. Food was great and very filling. A little expensive for what I can eat but if you have a big appetite its great!

Thank AbbeyMac13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant, food was very good. Served family style, plenty of food that just kept coming.

Thank mtpemt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for breakfast a couple times. Once with a large group and the other time for just two people, both times the experience was great. The staff was super friendly and attentive, the food was delicious. You have to try the donuts, they...More

Thank Penguin_3521
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First breakfast we have on every visit to the Dell's. Great family place. Food served family style. You will not leave hungry, in fact you may skip right to dinner. Be sure to check out the gift shop. There will be a wait during peak...More

Thank corgima
Reviewed 1 week ago

At $14 plus tip, it sounds like an expensive breakfast. But do a bit of figuring, and most places come in around there for FAR less food. Your thoughts on "Lumberjack style" service (they bring out platters and bowls of each of the items and...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The donuts are to die for and I love the quick service. There is plenty of food for everyone and when the kids were done we loved looking around the shop. We always look forward to breakfast here!

Thank travelingwithkids13
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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