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Back When Cafe

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606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54401 (McClellan St.)
+1 715-848-5668
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upscale dining at it's best! Not cheap eats but worth every penny. Great selection of wine and the desserts are amazing. Always great service from the bar to the table. One of our favorites!

Thank Kikiskiski
Olympia Fields, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our best meal here. An upscale menu using fresh ingredients from local producers.we each enjoyed a fresh garden salad. The menu offers many Italian items but not limited to that cuisine. Our entres were both delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank wrdowns
Lisle, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming here for 10 years while we visit the "Birds in Art" show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This was a special dinner for us as it was our 35th wedding anniversary. We were greeted with a glass of champagne while we waited for our table. We sat at the very comfortable... More 

Thank Robert W
Lake Arrowhead, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a 5:30 reservation made thru Open Table just that morning. Were seated at a great table (even had fresh flowers and a little pumpkin on it) right away. Ordered a Belvedere extra dirty martini with one blue cheese stuffed olive, it was absolutely perfect! Best martini I've had in a long while. Let our server Pam know that while... More 

Thank lynniegoes
Wausau, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you want a nice dinner prepared by a chef that makes interesting tasty dishes, this is a good choice. It is on the high end for pricing and the portions are not very big.

Thank Dancer54401
Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had reservations for 6pm on first show night of season at Grand Theater. Arrived at restaurant and 6 on the dot and were seated immediately. Waiter asked us if we were attending the show at the theater and said he would make sure we were out in plenty of time. The food we ordered was perfectly prepared and delicious. My... More 

Thank Paula S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner reservations for 6:30. We got there at 6:20. After checking in we sat at the bar for a drink. We checked on our reservation 4 times and were told we'd be seated very soon. We gave up and left at 7:45. While there we observed 5 other people leaving for same reason. The most disturbing part was... More 

1 Thank DTMUD
Waterford, Wisconsin
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visited on a Saturday with reservations( suggested). Promptly seated, but the host( new) forgot our snack basket-we ere served a free dessert to comp for that!! Very nice! The waitress was great ,our main courses- ravioli and a fish fry were very very good. Only downside was the soup- lobster bisque ...prob one of the worse I have had. but... More 

1 Thank Gardenlover31
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You cannot go wrong if you decide to eat at this restaurant! The dining experience, food and wait staff are excellent. The menu choices are superb and not run of the mill in anyway. I try to come here to dine as often as I can!

Thank Roberta W
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We come to this restaurant all the time, but this time we were our dinner options were limited. They were out of duck, which was my first choice. Then I tried to order a veal entree and was told they were out of all three veal choices. I finally had the salmon which was good but not my first choice.... More 

1 Thank Sam B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Italian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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 54401
    (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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