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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
+1 715-848-5668
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (15 reviews)
“crostini” (4 reviews)
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Italian, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Service slow, food expensive. Good bartender. Nice decor. Perhaps understaffed servers and kitchen. Outdoor dining is available. There is also dinning upstairs, but narrow stairs.

Thank slrayborn
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Great appetizers - don’t miss cheese curds (it is Wisconsin) and artichokes wrapped in bacon. Very nice wine selection. And lots of variety on the menu (steak, pasta, fish, chicken) and all good. And the huge slices of fresh cake, yum.

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I would call this the nicest (most upscale) place we have to eat in Wausau. Servers are professionals and everything I've ever had is good. But make sure you save room for dessert, because the carrot cake and chocolate cake are the best!

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I like Cajun food but more times than I care to think about I have been greatly disappointed with over spiced food. This dish was perfectly spiced; my wife agreed. Our appetizer was the avocado toast. It was excellent as was the apple crisp for...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious! The Inn that I was staying at recommended this place and it was really terrific. I had the gnocchi - mmm!

Thank renaroo
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking so forward to trying this restaurant. It was our 33rd anniversary so we decided months ago that this looked like a great place to go by the pictures online. We drove an hour and a half. We arrived early to find the...More

1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for my birthday and it was worth every penny. So far it is the only place place that I have found with sea bass.

Thank christinemp82
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner before a show at the Grand Theater. Made reservations for 5PM to thoroughly enjoy ourselves with no rush. We ordered the roasted Brussels Sprouts, and an order of Crab Cakes. The Sprouts were fantastic! I was expecting the pretty standard...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went here for an impromptu dinner with my mom and got in without a reservation. I had the steak and truffle ravioli, which was very good. The sauce was a bit bland for me, but the steak was cooked perfectly. My mom had a beef...More

Thank ShannaS8
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our dinner was absolutely wonderful from the Salad to the Entree through the delightful dessert! The price was a bit high, but the food was well worth it

Thank Anne W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
    (McClellan St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-5668
Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
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