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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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Italian, American, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Back When Café is a lovely space with lots of wood and high tin ceilings. You walk first into the bar area which had a friendly and helpful bartender. The wine list was very extensive. The back of the restaurant is abundant seating. Ambiance is...More

Thank nkloconte
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I took my wife and sister here for my wife's birthday and once again the outstanding service and cuisine shined through. The ladies each had a salmon dish and I had the ribeye. All were excellent. Our waiter did an exceptional job and noticed my...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had dinner and drinks with a friend. She'd been before; I never had. Our food was delicious. We got three appetizers to share: parmesan scallops; spinach, walnut & feta with chicken; and brussels sprouts. The bar tender was friendly but not over the top. My...More

Thank Hatcher08
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I ski on a regularly in Wausau and have found Back When to be a gem. The food is very consistent as well as the service. My regular go to place when in Wausau. Highly recommend it!

Thank Gotravelsomehow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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Farm to Table Style Cuisine...Using local seasonal fresh ingredients...Steaks, seafood, pasta and gluten free options.
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