Paul Bunyans's Cook Shanty - Wisconsin Dells


Welcome to Family-Style the Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty way.

The concept that became a Northwoods Tradition.


Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant welcomes your family to our family.

For more than 62 years, the Tonne and Hickey Family has been opening their doors in Wisconsin Dells & Minocqua to generations of visitors. Now a Wisconsin tradition, it seems no vacation is complete without at least one visit to Paul Bunyan’s each year. Customers from around the world visit the Northwoods to start their day with our famous Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty breakfast.

We open the doors at 7 AM ever day during our season.  However, our day actually starts before 5 AM when our dedicated bakers at each location prepare the batter for our famous Paul Bunyan sugar donuts. From the time the doors are opened, our bakers are constantly making donuts to ensure only the freshest reach your table. Family-style meal service is what Paul Bunyan’s does best.

From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be amazed at the sights, sounds and smells of home cooked meals and bakery served in our traditional log dining rooms. The antiques that line the log walls, ceiling and anywhere else we can display them are authentic. We are the Northwoods. Our friendly crew made up of all ages is dedicated to make your visit with us a unique experience.

Want to know what fun things to do in the Wisconsin Dells area? Ask your server, and if you’re lucky they may have some secret spots the locals like to hang out!