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“Good Place for a Casual Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge

Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge
713 Grant Street, Wausau, WI 54403
+1 715-848-5166
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Ranked #1 of 133 Restaurants in Wausau
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge in Wausau is the result of decades of dedication by its owners and staff. With every dish on the menu having been perfected over the last 37 years, the delicious and varied items here bring in patrons time-and-time again. From salads, chicken and charbroiled burgers to deli-style sandwiches and main courses like full racks of BBQ fall-off-the-bone-Ribs and chicken alfredo, everything here is tasty and seasoned to perfection. In addition to the dining room, Hiawatha has an outdoor tiki bar where you can enjoy jerk chicken, roasted corn on the cob, a crab cake sandwich and more. A world famous fish fry is offered on Fridays featuring New England and Manhattan clam chowder, fantastic paninis are served Monday-Thursday, all soups are homemade, live music is featured on Tuesdays and patrons can even drink for free on their birthday. There are also happy hour specials Monday-Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and drink specials nightly after 10 p.m. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge soon!"Wausau's Best Kept Secret"
Lakewood, CA
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good Place for a Casual Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I and my wife ate dinner here and enjoyed it quite a bit. It isn't fancy, but but it is clean, the service is good and the food is also very good. (The prices are reasonable also). Just a note - the barbecue sauce can be very spicy, so have it on the side - the pulled pork is excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thanks for having dinner with us, and thanks for letting the world know you liked it. See you again soon we hope.
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English first
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“If your looking for a family owned place to eat and have drinks with your family or friends... This is the place to be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

There was live entertainment outside in the tiki bar (bar tender very handsome!). I was told the food is all USDA picked and cooked by the best, and it was!! I was never without service and enjoyed every moment of our stay! Thanks Hiawatha!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for noticing we have great looking bartenders. And, thanks for the great review.
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Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
“Excellent people and food is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

And a new smokin hottttt bartenter on this past friday night...wish there was not a ring on that finger...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thanks so much! See you soon.
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Plover, Wisconsin
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We went here based on Trip Advisor reviews and were pleasantly surprised. The beef brisket sandwich was awesome.....very tender, moist and tasty. The green chili soup was top notch stuff. We will be back.

Visited April 2014
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you so much for trying us out. Thank you for the super review and thank you for planning another trip to see us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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“Went to Hiawatha on a recommendation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was in Wausau with some family members, attending a convention. We asked around, and were recommended this restaurant for a good Sunday breakfast. First of all, it is in a great old neighborhood in Wausau. Lots of beautiful old homes & churches in the area. The restaurant itself is located in an old house. It was such a fun experience. The staff was super friendly, the food was wonderful, and best of all - we received a complimentary mimosa when ordering breakfast! What a delight! If I am ever in Wausau again, I will certainly go back. It would be fun to try the lunch or dinner menu also!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Wow.....very nice. Thank you so very much!
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