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Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty

8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
+1 715-356-6270
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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07:00 - 20:30 Hours
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8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is way overrated and over priced. Yes you receive a lot of food, but the pancakes, donuts and other pastries are all made out of what tasted like vanilla cake batter. Their coffee was sludgy. Also, be aware if you have any food...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Had breakfast here for the first time. Service and food are both very good. However, have a huge appetite! For two people the price was over 27.00 after tax - before tip. For a breakfast, that feels like a lot. The donuts are very good,...More

Thank 641darah
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Breakfast: the line to the door moved fairly well; the up-front payment was a bit off-putting but it probably speeds table turn-over; the food was ordinary breakfast fare, with everything served "family-style", more than enough for 2 seniors, no need to request "seconds". Service was...More

Thank MandR818
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here in the past and this was the first time I felt like they were trying to starve us. We arrived for breakfast with a piddly group of 3, but the initial food provided didn’t even cover us (2 biscuits on the biscuits...More

Thank LadybugRiceLake_WI
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The 40 of us were on a tour bus and the wait staff was excellent and attentive to all of us. The food was fabulous and done to perfection. (the potatoes were especially good)! I would not hesitate going back for any meal. A fun...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We eat at Paul Bunyan's almost every summer! Experience: Lots of food, big spaces for the whole extended family, a fun atmosphere that's family-friendly, and a great gift shop. They are also willing to work with food-allergy customers.

Thank kbfort
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast and this place is steady eddy for the past 25 plus years we stop here the food is always good. The pancakes are the stuff dreams are made of!

Thank len D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Bought two cookies for 5 bucks. Both past there prime. If you're going to charge that much for a cookie at least make it a good one. Have a feeling if they can't maintain their cookies their food probably isn't that great either but the...More

Thank orca8723
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We stopped at 11:30, thinking it was lunch time. However, they don’t even start lunch until noon. The breakfast was the same you would make at home, except the warms donuts. The donuts were the best. Floors dirty with food from kids prior. Wait staff...More

1  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Family visit at noon on a Wednesday and had a super time. Service was good and hostess explained choices clearly. Our waitress was prompt and efficient in bringing our food, which was awesome. We had the brunch including pancakes, donuts, ribs, sweet corn, fried chicken,...More

Thank Golfguy46
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Sandy K
8 September 2017|
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Response from leroyo536 | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $12.29 Kids .97 cents/year 2-3 yrs old only 3.69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-6270
  • E-mail
Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty located in Minocqua, Wisconsin is a seasonal operation open from April to October. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Family Style dining in the theme of the old-time logging camps. Breakfast is served from 7 AM until 12 Noon. At noon, lunch begins as well as the famous All You Can Eat dinners. Lunch options include entree platters and full sandwich and salad selections. Kids menu is available. After 4 PM, additional dinner entree selections are available. Friday is our Fish Fry Blast. You won't want to miss it.
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