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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
+1 715-848-5668
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (12 reviews)
“gnocchi” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in and waited 5 minutes without a greeting. Oops, the service desk is past the bar AND to the right. Don't stand at the end of the bar, nothing will happen. The steak was excellent, the salad good, but not 4 star good. Service...More

Thank Leroy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good service. The menu had very interesting salads with fresh ingredients. It would be a great place to go for a special occasion or it could make an ordinary night out very special.

Thank PegSandin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always great, a little slice of heaven. I was impressed by the bartender pairing the best wine with my entree. Daniel was our waiter and he is the best, friendly, knowledgeable, and great to converse with. Always remember to leave room for...More

Thank Superserviceman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anniversary dinner here and everything was fantastic. I had pasta and meatballs and my wife tried the scallops. Both were great. We finished with the carrot cake, trust me, you have to try the carrot cake!

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service, ambiance and beverage all comes together. Waitstaff is very attentive. The decor fits the name Convenient parking

Thank nbelitsky
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my special day restaurant. The food is over the top great. The moment you walk in you know your stepping back in time. The bar is fantastic, try one of there special martinis. Take a look at the deserts all home made, I...More

Thank Sandy n
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Back When Cafe has such a pleasant atmosphere with plenty of natural light which made this a wise choice to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Our waiter, Daniel, was attentive, helpful, and gracious. Each of us had a veal entree which was so good. The...More

Thank bluejay6767
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wide variety of food options with great service. They make wonderful cocktails! Sometimes its hard to get a good cocktail..... never had a bad meal...ever....at this restaurant. Celebrate a special occasion and let them take care of you.

Thank 181lori
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent recommendation from Randy, at Stewart Inn B&B. Cold Beer, Tuna made to perfection, appetizers delicious, service beyond my expectations! Great job all by the entire staff!!

Thank Ami G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Our first visit here was good. The service was outstanding from the bartender to the waiter. Neat place with oldies all over. Was seated in the tall ceiling room, cool day and the AC was on. A little chilly. Food was very good. Little pricey.

Thank cusemets
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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