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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

We never ate here in the 10 years we had been bringing our children to the Dells. Finally brought grandchild here for family-style breakfast. Staff were amazing with children, plenty for the little ones to look at and very quick food service at the lumberjack...More

Thank SkiUMom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family stopped over the weekend and it was a great time! There was a line when we arrived but they seated everyone very quickly. Only a ten minute wait. The food came out almost immediately. It was hot, fresh, and delicious. I was amazed...More

1  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pretty much always hit Paul Bunyan when we come to the Dells. You can't go wrong. Good food and plenty of it. Great experience for families, especially little kids.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place should be your go to place for breakfast in the Dells! The food is so good. You get buttermilk donuts, pancakes, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, and biscuits and gravy. It's all good and very reasonably priced. When we went there was...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have breakfast here every time we go to the Dells and always recommend it to anyone going! The service is great, friendly and quick. On top of that the food is excellent! The price is very reasonable.It is a MUST if you're going to...More

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven’t been here since I was a child. So I really wanted to go back with my kids and see how it is. Well it doesn’t disappoint. They have their own fresh made sodas. Their bread is so good. The potatoes are so good....More

Thank imhoatl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious, very clean. We found the service to have language barrier thou. Our waitress didn't understand our orders even as we pointed out on the menu. We didn't want anything special or changed. She just didn't understand English.

Thank Hollie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience food was great and well cooked , donuts were very good - decor was fun to see all the old items on the walls Fun fact the kids price was .91 cents for each year

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always have to stop at Paul Bunyan’s when there is one. My parents took me when I was a young. The food is the same and always good. The donuts are always a favorite. The main breakfast consist of scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potato’s,...More

Thank JMS529
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What amazing food!! They have one menu, you pay ahead of time and they serve everything family style. Absolutely everything was fabulous! Down to the best bloody Mary ever!

Thank Amy W
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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