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Dining in the District
The opportunities are endless when it comes to dining in Downtown Wausau. Start out your morning with a cup of coffee at one of our coffee shops. For lunch, grab a sandwich from our diner or deli. End your evening with a nice dinner at one of our many restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi, steak, burgers, fish frys, fast food, or fine dining – downtown Wausau will satisfy your cravings!

For the scoop on dining specials going on now, visit our list of Hot Happenings! Click here for a printable brochure PDF of dining options by category.
Allister Deacon's Coffee House
300 N Third Street, Suite 103
Established in 2006, Allister Deacon's quickly rose to the forefront of the Wausau coffee shop scene by offering an upscale atmosphere with friendly staff and a full coffee & espresso bar right in the heart of downtown Wausau. Open M-F 7-5, Sa 8-3.
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Back When Café
606 N Third Street
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 5:00-10pm. Dinner, Full Bar, Extensive Wine and Beer List, Local and Organic Foods, Healthy Choices, American Cuisine with Mediterranean Twist, Fun, Historic, Vintage Atmosphere with Casual fine dining.
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Brooklyn Taste
328 Washington Street
Brooklyn Taste is dedicated to bringing the NYC food experience to Wausau, through our sumptuous catering menus, and yummy mobile food cart selections.
(715) 679-0645     
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Burger King
300 N Sixth Street
Open M-F 6am-11pm, Sat and Sun 6am-1am.
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Chang Garden
102 Jefferson Street
Delicious Chinese food, and sushi! Open M-Th and Sun. 11am-9pm, Fri. and Sat. 11am-10pm.
(715) 841-1728
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City Grill
203 Jefferson Street
Be our guest for casual, contemporary dining. Fun or formal, stop in after work, gather for a lunch meeting, or conduct business in one of the private dining rooms. Open Mon-Th 11am-10pm, Fri and Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm.
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Domino's Pizza
301 S Second Avenue
Open M-Th 10:30am-12am, Fri-Sat 10:30am-2am, Sun 10:30am-12am.
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Downtown Grocery
607 N Third Street
Downtown Grocery is a health-minded grocer specializing in organic local foods. Our kitchen prepares grab-n-go, vegetarian, world-inspired, and made-from-scratch soups, entrees, sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked goods for every meal. Open daily.
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Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Salads
329 N Fourth Street
Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Sun 10:30am-10pm, Th-Sat 10:30am-2:30am
(715) 848-8300     
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J. Gumbo's
316 N Third Street
Authentic Cajun Creole cuisine in the heart of Wausau. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10pm.
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Jalapenos Mexican Restaurante & Bar
300 N Third Street, Suite L01
Jalapenos is a family owned, authentic Mexican Restaurante, offering fresh ingredients and traditional cuisine. Located in Washington Square, we offer a fun, relaxing escape, and daily drink and dinner specials. Open Mon & Tu 11am-9pm, Wed-Sat 11-10
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222 Stewart Avenue
Open Mon-Th, Sun 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
(715) 842-3667
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La Prima Deli
529 N Third Street
Open M-F 7am to 6pm, SAT 8am to 3 pm, Sun 9am to 1:30pm (excluding Summer) and FIRST THURSDAY (of the month) 7am to 8pm. Eat-in or carry-out, bakery, sandwich, or beverage, La Prima has you covered!
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Malarkey's Pub & Townie's Grill
408 N Third Street
Townie's Grill Open Tues-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Malarkey's Pub open Tues-Sat 11am-2:30am, Sun 11am-3pm. Check the Facebook page for up-to-the-minute live music and events!
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Mandarin Chinese Restaurant
150 E Stewart Avenue
Enjoy fine Chinese cuisine along the banks of the Wisconsin River at The Mandarin! The dining ambiance is pleasantly casual and intimate, with seating available in a charming interior setting or romantic patio. Our menu is available online.
(715) 848-2120
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Peking Restaurant
221 Scott Street
Located in the historic Landmark Building, Peking Restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu featuring many popular favorites such as Governor's Chicken, Pork Shanghai, and Cantonese dishes. Open M-Sat 11am-9pm.
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Polito's Pizza
311 N Third Street
Serving New York style pizza by the slice and whole pie with over 30 different kinds to choose from. With a friendly staff and atmosphere Polito's is the perfect hangout for family and friends. Check our website for full menu and hours.
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Sam's Pizza Palace
111 Elm Street
Open Sun-Th 4pm-11pm, Fri and Sat 4pm-12am.
(715) 842-3165
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The 319 Bistro
319 N Fourth Street, Ste. B
Local. Fresh. Made from scratch. These are the first ingredients that go the items on the 319 Bistro menu. Take an unexpected seasonal soup, partner it with a signature sandwich or salad and you have a delicious dining experience. Open Tue-Sat 11-3
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The Chatterbox
102 S Second Avenue
The Chatterbox is your "famous" neighborhood pub & grill. Friendly faces on both sides of the bar, and enjoy our award winning burgers inside or outside in Wausau's original Beer Garden! Open daily 7am-2am. Sensitive to your needs since 1952!
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The Mint Café
422 N Third Street
One of Wausau's most iconic restaurants. Open M-F 6:30am-8pm, Sat. 7am-3pm.
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The Third Street Lifestyle Center by Compass Properties
300 N Third Street, Suite 214
Compass Properties is a vertically integrated real estate investment and management company with offices throughout Wisconsin. Compass Properties currently owns or manages nearly 1 million square feet of commercial, retail and residential properties.
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Townies Grill
412 N Third Street
(715) 819-3663
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