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New American cuisine in historic downtown Wausau

Welcome to the Back When Cafe, where we are passionate about providing a unique and delicious dining experience.  We opened August 19, 1991 and continue to serve New American cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Located in the historic downtown Wausau, our building is over 100 years old. The architecture is an ecclectic blend of the old and new with a touch of northwoods flair.

Voted Number One for "Locals Favorite Dining Spot".

Full Bar, Specialty Wine and Beer

Kind words from our customers: 

"What a find! The food was fresh and delicious and the wine list was extensive. The delightful staff made our evening one to remember."

"Like a fine dine in New York City but without the wait or attitude. "

"I travel all over the USA for business and this is a gem. I often take clients to dinner and always want them to have a good experience. From the unbelievable menu to the great service and a wine list that was also exceptional, the Back When Cafe is one I won’t soon forget. 

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