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Mint Cafe

422 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-5412
+1 715-845-5879
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek salad” (6 reviews)
“tuna melt” (3 reviews)
“homemade pies” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
422 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-5412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this a great place to grab a meal, their catering is wonderful. I heartily recommend them if you need an event catered. Their staff is simply the best. Love these guys.

Thank wausauron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mint Cafe is a time machine back to local diners from the 1950’s. Small, cozy booths and open seating lunch counters beside an open kitchen and glass-front pie case. We stopped in for breakfast. Service was friendly and attentive. The food arrived fast. I...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An exuberant local met me by the door stating that if I was thinking of eating there, I should. I decided to check it out and was glad that I did. Historic restaurant in Wausau, the city's oldest. It was a simple diner, cute interior...More

Thank joanie134
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I love coming to The Mint. We love the cozy nostalgic diner atmosphere (plus it really does have history). We grew up in the Merrill/Wausau areas and often reflect on the past when we go there and are waiting for our food....More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Established in the community. Has been a long time favorite with unique dishes and specialties that all will enjoy.

Thank travelworker2014
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Gourmet food at low price. We were traveling and found the Mint on a Saturday noon. We had to wait in line but worth the wait. l had squash soup that was super, next was 6 cheese and Italian ground meat that was better yet....More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We a have been on the road for 20+ days and this is one of the best places we've stopped at! The wild rice soup was fabulous. The pesto chicken was amazing too! Hard to find parking with a trailer in the downtown area but...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife, two daughters and I decided we would meet for lunch at the Mint. Each of us were arriving separately. When my wife arrived, she was advised by the hostess of a "new rule" the groups would not be seated until all parties had...More

1  Thank Viroquaboy
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of our go-to places in Wausau. Cute little diner on the 400-block, downtown Wausau. Lots of seating, good homemade food, daily specials, desserts & fast service.

Thank jrjones1
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Mint Cafe provides the good food and ambiance that fits in with the hometown atmosphere of downtown Wausau. I had Split Pea Soup and a salad. Salad was fresh and delicious; the soup was out of this world good!!! Thick and filled with carrots, potatoes,...More

Thank MLane3
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12 July 2016|
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Response from Luedtk |
I'm sorry, we only serve breakfast 'till 11:00 am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-5412
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-845-5879
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