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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 2 days ago via mobile

Seated and waited about 5 minutes while other larger tables were seated and greeted by servers after us. We went to ask for service but no one came. Servers were just standing around. Finally one came over to us as we decided to leave. This...More

Thank Nwilz4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The breakfast all you can eat was fantastic. It was like $13 per adult but worth every bit of it! Service was great. The was no wait to be seated and service was quick! Save your receipt, you can get a discount at the lumber...More

Thank 963BethC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family enjoys Paul Bunyan’s. It’s all-you-can-eat family style means you won’t leave hungry. The price is a little expensive, and the food is pretty basic: fried chicken, apple sauce, vegetable, potato. They used to include dessert, but not it’s an extra charge, but you...More

Thank L515NNbriang
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the food, but the service was a bit slower than I would have liked. The pot roast just melts in your mouth. It's a different atmosphere. We enjoyed it though. Will definitely go back if ever in the area again. It's a must when...More

Thank dougandaliceuzzle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here before going to Nosh’s Ark. We arrived at 8am and were seated right away. The wait staff was friendly and food was brought out very quickly. We enjoyed donuts, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, buiscuits and gravy, and bacon. Because it is...More

Thank T_and_T_99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Paul Bunyan's is a great destination for all visiting the Wisconsin Dells. Don't let the long lines fool you. The lines go quick and are worth every minute. Attached is a North Woods Gift Shop with all kinds of specialty items that you will want...More

Thank CarolSzu
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by on way home from Northern WI. Food served family style. Leave you sitting with nothing but pancakes for 5 minutes before they bring out anything else. Food was fairly average. Ordered soda with buffet (extra charge) asked for refill. Server said nothing when...More

1  Thank Dale V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun place to eat we had our granddaughter with us and she love it. The pancakes were great ,eggs and potatoes my husband liked ,it is family style eating so we could try everything. Our waiter friendly and good at his job.

Thank dakota111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the best meal of our whole trip. The staff was so friendly and helpful, they explained to us how the ‘family’ style dinner was served and what was included. The apple crisp with ice cream was heavenly.

Thank B6483HZpamelas
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the family style breakfast. We had more then enough food to eat. Would go back again the next time I go to the Dells.

Thank lunarvision26
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No discounts that we could find. Buy one soda get one free is all we could find.
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14 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, 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 - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 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
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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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