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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 via mobile

We went for supper, not really sure what to expect. The waitress basically took our drink order and said she'd put our order in. I thought we had a couple of choices from a limited menu, and each of us would get our own, pre-made...More

Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed yesterday

The service was great, food was good, fun concept (family style dining with a lumberjack feel), but prices seemed a bit high for our group. I guess this is what you expect when you go to any buffet type place with people who don't eat...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to stop in to Paul Bunyan's when you are in the Dells. Get there early (around 7:30) otherwise you'll be standing in line outside. You pay to eat before you sit down which is efficient however becomes tricky when you want to tip....More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a unique restaurant if you are looking for a fun experience for your family. They serve dishes family style and you get more food than you could ever eat. The kids meals are priced at $.98 times their age, which makes total sense....More

Thank Sunseeker827
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the pork ribs & chicken with a garden salad, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, & fresh bread. Our server Nelda was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back!

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had breakfast. ~$13/per person. Served family style. Food and service are good. We felt we received our money's worth and enjoyed it.

Thank motorcity70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in the Dells for a week and we actually had breakfast here twice. We LOVED the donuts and the potatoes! For all you can eat the price is really good. Service was great and we definitely left full. I love the family friendly...More

Thank madisonrileymor
Reviewed 4 days ago

PAUL BUNYANS IS THE BEST! This is a must stop on our annual vacation to the Dells. the gift shop is cute, service is always great, love the family style breakfast, and the "home" feeling you get. The homemade donuts are the best sugared donuts...More

Thank ajr629
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always have fun when we come here that Donuts are fantastic. They give you plenty of food. You definitely have to be comfortable with strangers because you do sit at a table like a log camping table would have been but go make new...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another one of our collegiate go to food stops. The wait is the long to get in, but so worth it when you’re seated! The food is served quick and if you need more, just ask. I’m an avid coffee chugger, so my only complaint...More

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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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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 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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