At Paul Bunyan’s, it all starts with the doughnuts. Every day, employees make dozens of buttermilk doughnuts right on site. Lightly dusted with sugar, they’re simply wonderful. Paul Bunyan’s serves these legendary doughnuts with its all-you-can-eat breakfast, and you can also purchase them a la carte. People line up for them in the morning; sometimes the line stretches down the parking lot.
You can chow down on breakfast until noon; come before 9 a.m. if you want to avoid the crowds. Sunday in general is a zoo.
The all-you-can-eat “dinner” starts at noon. For a modest price, you’ll get some of the best fried chicken you’ll ever taste (wonderfully seasoned, not greasy), plus the entree of the day, homemade bread, salad or coleslaw, a veggie, real mashed potatoes, dessert and milk, soda, coffee or tea. Alcohol is available for an extra fee, including Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and the retro “high balls.”
Paul Bunyan’s offers a small lunch menu with single items: burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, Italian beef and the like. There’s also a kids’ menu.
Finally, for those who aren’t into all-you-can-eat meals, you can order entrees including grilled salmon, fettucine alfredo, char-broiled pork chops and flat-iron steak.J
Shoppers, Paul Bunyan’s has quite the gift shop, too. You’ll find typical souvenir items here, plus jewelry, candles, toys, “North Woods” decor and much more.