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Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$American, ,
713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
+1 715-848-5166
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“fish fry” (15 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We've gone to Hiawatha a number of times. The Sunday brunch is ALWAYS delicious which is why we continue to go back. However, generally speaking, you will wait 30+ mins after you order to get food...today we waited over an hour. Apparently they were backed...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

We came for the Fish Fry and I got the two piece Walleye which was outstanding and my wife got the baked cod which was good, The Walleye pieces were very large and tasty and the baked cod was good but was a small portion....More

Thank Janhuss
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The whole menu is fantastic, and so is the atmosphere. I wouldn't go on a Friday because of crowds. The pulled pork nachos are a must try!

Thank CarlaB6
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Web went for the Chicago style hot dogs. It wasn't Chicago but it did in a pinch in North Central Wisconsin. All in all a bit above average and no hesitation about going back.

Thank Gene S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent Fish fry! Great service. Bartender was quick and knowledgeable on different drinks. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Glamma4one
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great fish fry a few weeks ago with friends at Hiawatha in Wausau. You won't be disappointed. Also we can't wait for warmer weather when the outdoor bar area opens and live music comes back. Watch for that to start. It's fun...More

Thank Donald W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to relax with friends indoors, or at the outdoor tiki bar! Friendly staff and good food are washed down with a wide variety of delicious cocktails!

Thank David Z
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We dined with another couple and each of us ordered a different entree. We were all extremely pleased with our choices. Food was hot, delivered in a timely manner, nice presentation and delicious. Our waitstaff person, Robin, was excellent. We would definitely recommend it to...More

Thank linearone
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We made reservations ahead of time,it was special occasion.When we arrived ,we were told it would be about an hour wait.We were wondering why we even bothered to make reservations.

Thank 892william
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Walked by this on the way back from the hilltop museum. Were drawn to the original train station across the street and then noticed the restaurant as couples started showing up for the Friday Fish Fry. Walked to our B&B for a rest and then...More

Thank emask
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Michele J
13 June 2015|
Response from Anna A | Property representative |
Hi Michele, We would love to have you guys dine with us on June 19th, We don't, however take reservations on Friday nights. The good news is that in the summer-time, we are not usually that busy. The wait is usually only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-5166
  • E-mail
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"
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