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Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
+1 715-356-6270
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“donuts” (81 reviews)
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8653 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought the food was okay. The pot roast was really fatty. The chicken was decent and the ribs were okay. I was disappointed with the dessert. I expected with it being a bakery we might get something good, but the dessert was sheet cake.

Thank Ayla H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good but not great. They did have excellent doughnuts. We bought 6 for $3 to take home. That was the best part of our meal.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of 7 of us for breakfast. I was hesitant because of some review complaining about waiting so long for seconds. ( and it could be true for his case )----but for us we had no problem with the amounts that...More

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A log cabin "mess hall" style restaurant with long table seating serves breakfast platters to share of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham/link sausage, biscuits and gravy, donuts, oven-fries and a choice of juices and/or other beverage. You may ask for seconds and thirds. Donuts and potatoes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you can eat. The mood at Paul Bunyan’s is very appealing as you take a step back in time. Beautiful woodwork from days gone by as one looks around and imagines life of the old lumberjacks. Of course this building is much nicer that...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place isn't all it lives up to be. We came Tuesday, they said they were done seating at 2:30. Fine. Open Wednesday until 7 p.m. Drive 20 minutes on Wednesday, fully preparing to use Lucille if necessary, and lo and behold Lucille was thirsty....More

Thank brady12118780
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best all you can eat breakfast place on the planet. Starts with warm donuts to die for. Then French toast pancakes&syrup eggs potatoes ham sausage Kielbasa biscuits&gravy - get there early to avoid lines and you'll need whole day to burn it off! Awesome giftshop...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers all-you-can-eat meals, and they don't disappoint! The food is fine, nothing fantastic, but well prepared and fresh. I have only been here for breakfast, and it was standard, hearty breakfast fare. But the prices are high, and overall, the restaurant feels like...More

Thank madcitypaul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven by this place a million times and never eaten here. Donuts were served warm and were great. After donuts food goes down hill fast. Coffee was weak, orange juice watered down, eggs were cooked to death, potatoes were mostly burned, etc. won't...More

1  Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family only enjoyed the ribs and chicken. The pasta was over cooked and the mashed potatoes were just ok. The table is not cleared away as the family style portions were eaten. I wouldn't go there again.

1  Thank Missyalpuche
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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