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Back When Cafe

606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
+1 715-848-5668
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (15 reviews)
“crostini” (4 reviews)
Italian, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
606 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4831
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great appetizers - don’t miss cheese curds (it is Wisconsin) and artichokes wrapped in bacon. Very nice wine selection. And lots of variety on the menu (steak, pasta, fish, chicken) and all good. And the huge slices of fresh cake, yum.

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would call this the nicest (most upscale) place we have to eat in Wausau. Servers are professionals and everything I've ever had is good. But make sure you save room for dessert, because the carrot cake and chocolate cake are the best!

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like Cajun food but more times than I care to think about I have been greatly disappointed with over spiced food. This dish was perfectly spiced; my wife agreed. Our appetizer was the avocado toast. It was excellent as was the apple crisp for...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! The Inn that I was staying at recommended this place and it was really terrific. I had the gnocchi - mmm!

Thank renaroo
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking so forward to trying this restaurant. It was our 33rd anniversary so we decided months ago that this looked like a great place to go by the pictures online. We drove an hour and a half. We arrived early to find the...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for my birthday and it was worth every penny. So far it is the only place place that I have found with sea bass.

Thank christinemp82
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner before a show at the Grand Theater. Made reservations for 5PM to thoroughly enjoy ourselves with no rush. We ordered the roasted Brussels Sprouts, and an order of Crab Cakes. The Sprouts were fantastic! I was expecting the pretty standard...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went here for an impromptu dinner with my mom and got in without a reservation. I had the steak and truffle ravioli, which was very good. The sauce was a bit bland for me, but the steak was cooked perfectly. My mom had a beef...More

Thank ShannaS8
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our dinner was absolutely wonderful from the Salad to the Entree through the delightful dessert! The price was a bit high, but the food was well worth it

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was our second visit and will be back. Our reservation was at 8:30. Had appetizer, meal, desert and bottle of wine. They were out of our 2 first bottle choices, and were out of my first choice of entree. But what we had was...More

Thank Eric P
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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