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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
+1 715-848-5668
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Interesting decor. Friendly service but somewhat slow with dessert and our bill.

Thank happytrails921
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Back When Café did an amazing job for our work Christmas party! The staff was fun and in gaging, the food and beverages were displayed elegantly and the taste was superb! Their desserts were to die for! We had over 20 people but it still...More

Thank Sqeedo
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Very quaint restaurant. Menu is very different - in a good way. Portions are a little on the petite side, (but delicious!) and bring your wallet cause it will cost you. (Ex: my husband had Kobe hamburger w/fries, I had and entrée with crepes and...More

Thank Joe-Lynda
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stumbled across the Back When Cafe while at a recent art festival in Wausau. What a lucky break for us. They had outside seating available which is always great when the weather permits. Service was prompt and pleasant even though it was pretty busy...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We were seated, water poured, plate with apples,crackers,etc. We waited 25 minutes and no wait staff came to take our order! We then left.

Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We were there on a Thursday which coincided with Wausau's "First Thursday" program which meant there was live music on the streets and artists at work right out on the sidewalk. Delightful to walk around and take this all in. Then we stopped at Back...More

2  Thank WItraveller12
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Clearly the best chef and staff in Wausau. Richard is a gem. Steaks are great but don't be afraid to try any of the fish. They are all terrific!

1  Thank colemadr
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This was such a pleasant dining experience, in all aspects. The ambiance is lovely-- you can tell immediately after walking in that someone put a lot of thought and effort into decorating. It has a warm feel, without feeling claustrophobic. Our server was very skilled--...More

1  Thank Marcelo H
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were new in town, had no idea where to go. Picked up the central Wisconsin visitor's guide and blindly picked this restaurant. What a gem. Attractive decor, well-prepared drinks and food. So glad we found it! Kudos to the owners. Our waitress was a...More

1  Thank ellyhob1591
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Such a nice date night place! Very impressed with the food, the service, and the restaurant overall. Plus the dessert is amazing!

1  Thank 404emilya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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