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Back When Cafe

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Italian, American, Café, Healthy
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606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54401 (McClellan St.)
+1 715-848-5668
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh...
Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

While a bit pricey, food, service and atmosphere are awesome!!! Only open for evening service. Highly recommend eating here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Debbie W
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While a bit pricey, food, service and atmosphere are awesome!!! Only open for evening service. Highly recommend eating here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Back When Cafe is one of the fancier places in Wausau, and the price shows it. That said, the food was great and service good. We had the chicken and pasta, it was very tasty. They have a good selection of dishes, and tasty deserts.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner here before a show at the Grand Theater. We liked the menu selections (some unique items), we thought the service was prompt and attentive and the food was tasty. We just thought it was a bit over priced. We recommend you try it for yourself.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to Granite Peak to ski for many years and have always complained about the lack of good dining..no more. Salmon and Beef Tenderloin were perfectly prepared. Excellent wine list with CA prominently displayed. We enjoyed one of my favorites Paraduxx and I am picky about wind temperature and it was served to specifications. They had all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When we stepped in the restaurant we were asked where we would like to sit, I ask for the new section of the dining room. they then said well we only have the old section avalible. Then we sat down and my chair was rocky and my legs couldn't fit in-between the table. So my dining experience was quit uncomfortable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had a late dinner there tonight and It was amazing!! Highly recommend!! Everything we had was delicious, the appetizer, entree and dessert, it was all great! Definitely going back!

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Rhinelander,WI
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love the atmosphere here. It is open, friendly, and interesting. Great food and a nice wine list. My girlfriend and I had great mojitos here on a shopping trip stop for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We found this restaurant while in Wausau to go skiing. It is probably one of the nicer places in Wausau. The main dining room is very charming. We had the NY Strip and the sea bass and both were outstanding. Our server Brian was so sweet to our 6 year old daughter. It was a very nice experience and I... More 

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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great place to eat. Locally grown food..attention to detail..great bar...what more could you ask? Deserts are to die for!

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived in Wausau late on a Friday evening and had not eaten. My wife and I quickly made a dinner decision using TripAdvisor. I have eaten previously at Wausau restaurants and, although the experiences were okay, there was nothing memorable about them. We were, therefore, pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. First, the atmosphere is exceptional. Back When has three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54401
    (McClellan St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-5668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Café, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?