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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54401
+1 715-848-5668
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Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: McClellan St.
Description: Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Elegant, eclectic decor. Delicious gourmet foods, but relaxed enough to not feel stuffy. Wonderful atmosphere. Must return!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Back When Cafe never fails to impress! This is the perfect place to go if you are looking for an upscale meal without a rush. The food is always as good as it looks, if not better! What really gets me about this place is the atmosphere. I feel like I'm taken to a different city altogether when dining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I have traveled extensively and dinned at many restaurants. But, my favorite restaurant in all the world is the Back When Cafe in Wausau, WI. The food is always fresh and seasoned by the its owner Jolene. She was taught by her step father who trained in Paris to make sauces standing on a chair to reach the counter. I... More

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New Franken, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was looking for a nice place to go to Dinner and enjoy the evening with my Lady Friend. Very happy I chose the Back When Café! Outside the flowers were beautiful. Inside everyone (Bartender, Hostess, and Server) were very friendly and responsive. The food was displayed beautifully and extremely tasty. Building atmosphere was very pleasant. I don't mind paying... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stopped in Wausau for dinner on our way to Green Bay and were lucky enough to find this wonderful restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. A must do in Wausau.

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My Wife and I had a table outside with our pet dog. The weather was great and so was the food. This is a restaurant I enjoyed and would go back again.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Any time we are near Wausau, we make it a point to dine at the Back When Cafe! We can't think of one thing that isn't fabulous from the salads, sides, entree's to over the top amazing desserts. If you like carrot cake, then you have to try their "Towering Carrot Cake" which is HUGE and you will be taking... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We don't dine here often but it's my number one choice in town. Sitting by the fire in the winter or on the patio in the summer. Wonderful atmosphere to sit back an enjoy your meal . Don't expect fast food pace. This isn't that kind of place.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went to BWC for the first time. Although the food was very good and plated like a picture, we found the atmosphere and our waiter less conducive to what we expected. The waiter was somewhat standoffish and we felt we were more of a bother to him than a customer. The tables are close together so quiet or no... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

as it says eaten here many times and its always been very good... and price is higher than average but not crazy so. get what you pay for. good place for business meals when you want to make a good impression

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