319 Bistro

319 Fourth Street

The 319 Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Wausau, one block south of the Grand Theater and the iconic 400 Block. Inside you’ll find a unique, warm and welcoming atmosphere, filled with walls of eclectic local art. The dining room holds with vintage chairs and tables, all set with assorted cloth napkins, placemats and period glass ware. The bistro features an ever changing selection of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and ice-cream so you’ll always find something new and delicious on the menu. Chef speciality sandwiches include blackened roast beef, BBQ pulled pork and fruity, nutty chicken. The produce is market fresh and comes from local merchants whenever possible. Owner John Van Slate brings over 20 years of culinary experience to the bistro, putting his special gourmet touches on all the house sauces and dressings. As an added bonus, you can enjoy Mimosas, Sangrias, assorted wines and beers with your lunch or afternoon break. Come get some!

Open Monday thru Friday



The Mint Café

422 N Third Street

“Serving the Wausau Area since 1888” 

Serving Breakfast (till’ 11:00am), Lunch and Dinner in our Historic Downtown Café.  Dine in, Carry out or Downtown Delivery;  The Mint has a longhistory of serving great food at reasonable prices. Voted Wausau’s most Family Friendly Restaurant.  Famous for our Greek Salad, Homemade Soups, and Friday Fish Fry. Beer, Wine and Cocktails Available. We have a complete Catering service available for all your events and parties, large or small.  Retro souvenir T-Shirts and Hats available. Like us on facebook to view our daily specials.

Peking Restaurant

221 Scott Street

Peking is located in the heart of downtown Wausau, in the historic Landmark Building. The restaurant has received many accolades in its 30 plus years. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Food Critic, Dennis Getto, chose it as one of the top 25 best restaurants in Wisconsin, and included it on his "best ethnic restaurant" list. Peking has also been chosen as a hot spot by Treasures of Wisconsin, and has been awarded the title of the best ethnic restaurant by City Pages Magazine for 12 consecutive years.

Back When Cafe

606 N Third Street

A charming cafe serving farm to table style cuisine, with inventive twists on classic dishes. Located in historic downtown Wausau since 1991. 
Sustainable, regional cooking at its best in a causal yet elegant environment with full bar and multiple wines by the glass. Open for Dinner -  Tuesday thru Saturday 5:00 to 10:00PM