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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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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
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
Special Occasion

We went here for our anniversary. I got the steak and so did my wife. We also got bacon wrapped scallops for an app. Everything was great! This place is a bit higher priced but it was a nice dinner that did not disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
006r
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went here for our anniversary. I got the steak and so did my wife. We also got bacon wrapped scallops for an app. Everything was great! This place is a bit higher priced but it was a nice dinner that did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First time visit & I take food/dining very seriously. I was classically trained for cooking, but did not choose that as a career. I believe this to be the finest dining experience in Wausau while still casual. Innovative menu with essentially four choices: filet (4 or 8 oz) with a wonderful selection of toppings; the best sesame crusted Ahi tuna... More 

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a disappointment! Haven't been here in three years- no wonder it was so easy to get a table on a night when a big show was playing at the Grand Theater across the Square. The service was slow - although the place was practically empty. The drinks were bad - shaved ice in the whiskey, and the sparkling wine... More 

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?