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“Good bar food”

Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Wausau
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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"
Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
“Good bar food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Friendly atmosphere, good basic
bar food and some things out of the ordinary, like a Cuban Sandwich.

Visited October 2012
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Thank SJKAZ_13
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank YOU, Thank You and Thank you again.
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“My favorite place to eat! A cozy little place for a drink!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Hiawatha is my favorite place for a cocktail and to eat. Daily specials, wide variety of dishes. Late night food available too! Hiawatha never ceases to amaze me!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank DANID5770
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!
The entire Hia-Staff.
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I go to Hiawatha with friends about twice a month. We know the food will be great and the wait staff is attentive and fun. They don't hesitate to customize an order if how it is prepared, according to the menu, is not quite what you want. Their specialty burgers and sandwiches are excellent. So are the fries, chips and salads. Best on the menu is a smoked pork sandwich (they smoke the pork on site) called 'The Cuban'. It's what gets us back there every couple of weeks! They have a favorite local brew on tap and make a good drink too. It's a guaranteed fun, relaxing, good food night out.

  • Visited March 2013
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Wow....We thank you so very much!!!

See you soon, The Hiawatha Staff
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Wausau
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Fish Fry!!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I went there one time for Friday night fish fry and it was to die for!!! We were seated quickly on a very busy night. The service was friendly and fast! Love it and would go back anytime!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank CE G
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy-life to leave a great review.
In this time of social media, reviews help us "spread-the-word", keep our staff wanting to keep up the good work, and improve where needed.
Again, Thank You so much.
See you soon.

The Hiawatha Lounge-Staff &
Anna Anderson - Manager
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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great ribs and service on a February Saturday”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We visited the Hiawatha as 13 people for a family gathering. Service was outstanding, drinks were strong but tasty. all of us were happy with our food. the ribs were great as was the Parmesan crusted ahi tuna. On a cold winter night the wood stove was warm and welcoming. a hidden gem on the back streets of downtown Wausau! Will definitely go again, we've heard thr Friday fish frys are excellent so must try that out!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KirkandNan
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Anna A, Manager at Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks soooo much or the Great review.
Our staff is very proud of our Ribs. Really glad you
loved them as much as we do.
Have a super day, and we'll see you soon.

The Hia-Staff
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