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Back When Cafe

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Italian, American, Cafe, 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, Outdoor Seating, 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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Delightful!

Our entire experience at the Back When Cafe was delightful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Caleb, was most charming while providing excellent service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Jean Ann K
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Lansing, IA
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Lansing, IA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our entire experience at the Back When Cafe was delightful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Caleb, was most charming while providing excellent service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

In December of 2012, I wrote a review of this restaurant, saying I would not be back to Back When--poor service. Well, when my "foodie" sister from out of state came to visit, I decided to give it another try. (My sister would never know of my vow to never go back.). We had a wonderful evening--respectful and attentive service,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This charming restaurant has all the charm of a 5 star dining experience that could be located a much larger city. The wine list is extensive & most of their high quality dining offerings are farm-to-table! I was with a group of 8 & we were treated very well. Each of us were quite pleased with our meals, and the... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Back When Cafe

Address: 606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54401
Phone Number: +1 715-848-5668
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Cafe, Healthy

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Cafe, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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?