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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)
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Italian, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We made our reservation on Open Table so we could make a connection with friends later in the evening. This is a totally first rate operation with a professional staff, wonderful food and well thought out wine list. There are three areas to dine just...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike the fine dining place in Weston, WI, that makes you WISH upon a star, Back When is a great place to be. The food is spectacular, the staff is over-accomidating, and the portions are filling. You definitely get your money's worth. For a fine...More

1  Thank ericlA9051AJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quality. Nice atmosphere. Always been pleasant dining experience Recommend for family or friends. Try the bib and tucker bourbon for a cocktail

Thank novatw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Back When is hands down our favorite restaurant in town. We have eaten here in small parties as well as very large and the service and food is always exceptional. Have had many items on the menu over the years and it never disappoints....More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and service at this adorable downtown restaurant! I tried the spring pasta. It was a culinary delight. The mix of asparagus, garlic and parmesan was perfect. My husband tried the filet and it was terrific.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 4 July 2017 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 30 June 2017

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 24 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank nbelitsky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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