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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

) #7 of 138 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells €€ - €€€ American
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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“ham” (196 reviews)
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411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were last in the Dells when our daughter was 16. She is now 36. When we visited the Dells last week, this was one place she wanted to eat at again! It was a great choice. The family style serving was unique. It hadn't...More

Thank miriamo151
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy family style dining and breakfast. Than this is the place for you and your family. Fresh donuts, coffee and unlimited eggs, ham, breakfast sausage, and pancakes. You can't go wrong. Suggestion. Get there early.

Thank Thaineez
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had breakfast here on Father's Day. It was a fun experience and the food was good. Our favorites were the donuts and the ham was excellent. The other food was your average breakfast fare and tasted good, the only complaint was that our pancakes...More

Thank Almondfarm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

6 of us were there. 6:30 pm on Saturday evening. Seated immediately. The wife and I had all you can eat chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes and veggies. Mashed potatoes, veggies and fried chicken were all good. Ribs were a little tough. Kids had chicken strips,...More

Thank 6-of-us-were-there
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved the breakfast of biscuits and gravy, the sausage (not a fan of ham slices), scrambled eggs, pancakes, the donuts were amazing (exactly like mini donuts at the fair), potatoes were ok... my picky hubby says it was ok at best and overpriced. I...More

Thank Jaelynn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

All you can eat, delivered right to your table. Breakfast was what we went for. Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Ham, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy... Once you are seated, they bring platters to your table for you to dish from. The pancakes are spectacular. The doughnuts...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here while on a bus trip. Very good food. Good atmosphere. Every thing was served family style which means the servers brought bowls and platters of the food and we passed them around and served ourselves. Very homey.

Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always amazing and delicious! The only problem we have is we are so full we can't do much after our meal. We have been going to Paul Bunyan's for years and will continue for years to come.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a blast! This attraction did not disappoint. Good food and entertainment at one location. Well worth it.

Thank jonette l
Reviewed 6 days ago

Family style restaurant and a fast and friendly staff! It is slightly pricey for breakfast but the donuts are the best!!

Thank NikkerSparky
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Hi guys!!!! Can anyone tell me if there is a way to save money here? We've been a million times. This time we're doing the trip on a "savings" budget. If you guys could let me know. Thanks!!!!
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
Do you have anything that is gluten free?
13 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.
How much does it cost per person to eat the here? Is breakfast the same price as lunch and dinner? Just trying to plan ahead.
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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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
  • 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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