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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
+1 715-848-5668
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the spinach salad to the butternut squash ravioli and carrot cake, the food was delicious. Service was excellent. Thank you Kelsey!

Thank Haddie904
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, service was good, banana caramel cake was delicious but our table was not. I made reservations a month ago for 2. They sat us in a crowded table and chairs for 2 that looked like they got it out of the storage...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

While the name suggests this restaurant is from a bygone era don’t let that fool you. First rate in every aspect it is one of my top places I recommend to family and friends visiting Wausau. Glenn and Jolene to fantastic job staying on top...More

Thank johnrB6040HJ
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I walked to dinner from my nearby hotel (Jefferson Street Inn). They had a dish with zucchini noodles instead of pasta which I was excited to find. I wish more places gave this alternative! On top of that, my request to switch from red sauce...More

Thank marrzbarr18
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The food is great, setting is wonderful, service is above perfection. If your looking for a fancier evening, this is the place for it!

Thank CarlaB6
Reviewed July 22, 2018

this is a warm, cozy place in the downtown area. It serves mostly Italian food. Mine was a light chicken dish with zucchini spaghetti, which was great. The waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. The place was pretty but simple.

Thank ObJN
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Everyone was so in tuned to our needs. We brought people in from Florida and they thought the food was great. Our servers tended to our every needs and the wine was superb.

Thank sandesl1
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Great service and wonderful dinner. Enjoyed outdoor seating. Thank you for the great meal. Waking distance from Steward Inn.

Thank alicewaldhart
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The wife and I have enjoyed the food the three times we have visited. I prefer the steaks, she prefers the pasta. The desserts are very good as well. They also make a very good brandy old fashioned which matters in Wisconsin.

Thank twitterpook
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Service slow, food expensive. Good bartender. Nice decor. Perhaps understaffed servers and kitchen. Outdoor dining is available. There is also dinning upstairs, but narrow stairs.

Thank slrayborn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
    (McClellan St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-5668
Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
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