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“Chicken is like KFC's!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty

Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Cook Shanty
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Chicken is like KFC's!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I was a little skepticle of going to this restaurant because it was a set meal and you had to eat what they gave you. We sat down, got our drinks quickly, and our food even quicker. All of a sudden the food just started piling onto our table and refills were done quickly. The food was good, wish they had some other sides though like Mac and cheese or something.

Visited August 2014
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English first
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Been going here since I was a kid.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

This has been a must on every trip to the Wisconsin Dells since I was a kid. Love the donuts:) Fun atmosphere.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Awesome place, great customer service and great food.
Fun atmosphere, we would certainly go back if we were in the Dells

Visited August 2014
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Stevensville, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We went there for lunch and it was really good. It was all you can eat fried chicken and pot roast with corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and salad. The waiter was very nice and friendly and we loved the atmosphere and eating on the tin plates. Would definitely go back and try the breakfast.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plainfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Good food at Paul Bunyan's!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Every trip to The Dells I have to eat at Paul Bunyan's. I usually go for their breakfast, which is always good, but this time I went for dinner. LOTS of food! The menu for the night was BBQ ribs and their fried chicken. I am not a huge fan of ribs but they were tender. The fried chicken however was fantastic! Perfectly cooked, tender and juicy!! The mashed potatoes tasted like homemade and if you still have room (it is all you can eat) have a slice of their chocolate cake for dessert! Excellent!

Visited August 2014
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