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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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“donuts” (360 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tonight was all you can eat bbq ribs and fried chicken. The sides were corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, homemade bread and cake. It was all awesome. Neat place, it's a log cabin made to look like an old cook shanty.

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking in thru the gift shop into the restaurant we were hit with a terrible odor. It smelled heavily of cleaning solution, and not in a good way.

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long line but it moved fast, once seated our server came over fast, they serve everything family style. Staff was friendly & we had a great time

Thank Jwinks90
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

5 stars! Great experience for the hole family to eat together, kids loved it. Line was long but didnt take much time to get it. Service was so/so, had to ask for more. Gift shoppe had lots of cute things.

Thank Brandy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a fan of all-u-can-eat restaurants. Americans r way too fat now! Having said that, this place has a great northwoods atmosphere that blends well with Wisconsin. The food was good, the service great and the gift shop was interesting& well stocked.

Thank ElectricIndian
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were there March 22nd. Excellent service and food. The food was very good!!! The donuts... OMG!!! Hopefully I don't have to wait another 30 years.

Thank Joe T
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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?
14 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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