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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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7:00 am - 12:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8307
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All you can eat breakfast. Very good. About the average price for a budget type place. If you finish it they will keep in bringing it. Very good once again.

Thank mcravenruben
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a pretty fun restaurant. We came in the off-season and it wasn't too crowded, which I hear was lucky! They served breakfast family style with endless eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash browns and biscuits and gravy. When you sit down, they bring out an...More

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here for the family style breakfast. While the all you eat breakfast was very good, the fresh donuts served still warm at the table were fabulous. They offer them for sale on the way out. I bought a dozen to go. When I...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The breakfast was one of the very best in the Dells! It is all you can eat and comes with choice of hot tea or coffee and milk or juice! It is very family oriented. They start you out with these amazing hot donuts and...More

Thank MoPaula
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a nice place to visit just to say you did. I would not go out of your way to make sure to stop here unless you are looking for souvenirs.

Thank Mamabear2730
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I had a great experience here! The wait staff was wonderful and the food was great!wait staff was quick and kind, despite the busy rush!

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Not quite the same feel as when I was a kid.... but still good food! The staff always friendly. Still a must to annually in the Dells!

Thank Firemanb12
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The service is usually good if your waitress is not busy. Food is plentiful and hot. Love the breakfast sugar donuts. Usually do the breakfast and would like to see the lumberjack show next time.

Thank Sweetrebel
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel. After my boring meetings hotel gives me a pleasant stay hotel room was so nice and interior of the room was very good feels like u are in a peaceful time. Food was yummyy. Room service also impeccable. I recommend...More

Thank Deepak J
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is an all-you-can eat place with pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, donuts, scrambled eggs. Fruit extra charge. Good old fashion black coffee. Go for the atmosphere with family and friends.

Thank Deanne O
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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
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.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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