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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

Yummy pancakes and donuts. Large variety to choose from with pancakes, donuts, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage and hash browns. I used to visit this place as a kid 20+ years ago and the nostalgia and family atmosphere has not changed a bit. I was...More

Thank jpluff1211
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived mid-morning and were seated immediately. Bloody Mary and Mimosa didn’t seem to have much alcohol, and mimosa was super tiny. I would not order those again. Paid extra for a fruit “bowl” which was cut up fruit in a plastic sundae cup so...More

Thank DaisyMack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast food served family style in a fun, woodsy atmosphere! All you can eat - actually MORE than you can eat! If you have hungry teens, this is the best food investment you will make all week!

Thank t0nylist0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on our last day in the Dells. The line was long but it moved very quickly and the food was amazing. My husband loved the pancakes and the kids and I loved the donuts and biscuits and gravy. Our waiter was...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul Bunyan's has become a family tradition for us EVERY time we go to the DELLS!!! Love the family style service and the all you can eat is never wrong. Breakfast is our favorite for the Pancakes... and the French Toast if you can make...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast. Family style eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, fried potatoes, donuts, biscuits and gravy, milk, oj and coffee. All you can eat. Great atmosphere and gift shop too!

Thank mnewingham40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been a family favorite forever. We always look forward to the breakfast the most but the lunch and dinners are great too.

Thank TonyandLola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family dining. You get enough food for all and it tastes great. Staff is amazing. Even if there is a line to get in it moves very fast.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this many times going back and forth to our hotel. On our last day at the Dells, we swung in for breakfast and I'm so glad we did!! The food is served family style and the kids thought it was the coolest! The...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a reccomendation. Turned out to be great. Food was good and so was the service. Well priced, kids of a certain age are $.91 times age. Regular price is (off season) $12.99. Breakfast only in off season; eggs, sausage, ham, potatoes, pancakes,...More

Thank Erik C
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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