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WOW Family Entertainment Center

€€ - €€€American, ,
1300 N River Drive, Wausau, WI 54403
+1 715-298-6012
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1300 N River Drive, Wausau, WI 54403
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I was here just for games, and a lot f them were really fun. I definitely recommend bringing kids who like this kind of stuff because it would be heaven to them. You can also earn tickets from games, and the good news is, the...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

First time at WOW. Now I know why it is called WOW. It is the first thing said when you walk in. Friday's menu has a great selection of fish/seafood along with sides. Try to make it for Happy Hour. $1.50 off drinks. Regular menu...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A friend recommended this place to us. We had a little trouble finding it as we were not familiar with Wausau. Once there we enjoyed a good casual meal. The servings were large and we had to get to go boxes. Our server was very...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I'm only going to comment on the restaurant as I didn't experience the entertainment side first-hand. To begin, the view was beautiful! They have large windows overlooking the river. If it hadn't been raining, I might have sat outside and I don't normally side outside...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Right alongside the river with great outdoor seating and delicious food choices, the atmosphere is one to enjoy! Inside, sit at the bar and watch your favorite sports games, join the kids in the excitement in the arcade of games or a round of laser...More

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have never reviewed a restaurant before but I just had to discuss this one on my wife's account BECAUSE IT WAS JUST THAT HORRIBLE!!! We got there and sat down on the patio only to be told by a waitress that I had to...More

1  Thank April S
Nikki G, Manager at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi April S - we are very sorry about your visit to WOW and the service issue you experienced. I would like to discuss your night further more and figure out who your server was and what night you stopped down if you could PLEASE...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Love the outdoor patio area. Also, has a large dining area as well as an arcade. So something for everyone. Nice menu, prices are reasonable and the eats are good. Friendly staff and good service. Will be back for sure!

Thank Kikiskiski
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fun, happy hour afternoon. Excellent service, yummy appetizer (Onion Tree). Great local craft beers. Wisconsin River view from patio. It was a fun time.

Thank Joanandwarrennieds
Nikki G, Manager at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you so much for the awesome 5 star review! We appreciate your support and super glad you enjoyed our extended craft beers and appetizers. Always appreciate the great words - have a great weekend!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

I've eaten at WOW three times, two out of the three times I left feeling disappointed. This last time warranted a review, unfortunately. Called ahead for a group of 9, celebrating a birthday dinner. The waitress didn't explain the appetizer happy hour, but I had...More

1  Thank Tim P
Nikki G, Manager at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hello Tim, Thank you for your feedback - I received your review on our Yelp page and contacted you on there as well apologizing for your evening. I would love to follow up more about this and if you wouldn't mind to email me at...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

WOW is a great addition to Wausau, especially the outdoor patio area. I had lunch with some friends on a weekend afternoon and we enjoyed beautiful views with our meals. The food itself was standard fare but what sets it apart is the patio.

Thank AlwaysOnTheGoGo_1206
Nikki G, Manager at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Awesome review, AlwaysOnTheGoGo! We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and for your business at WOW! Our water side patio is gorgeous and it's not even quite finished! Thank you again.

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20 August 2017|
Response from Nikki G | Property representative |
It sure is! Our menu link is here: play-wow. net/menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 N River Drive, Wausau, WI 54403
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-298-6012
  • E-mail
We invite you to our total Family Entertainment Center, redemption arcade games , multi level 6,000 square foot laser tag arena, waterfront & inside dining, private rooms for parties & events. The riverside patio will offer great views any time of the year. Relax next to our above ground fire pits. We are located on the riverside walking trail with a beautiful view of the Wisconsin River with docking for kayaks and boats.
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