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WOW Family Entertainment Center

€€ - €€€American, ,
1300 N River Dr, Wausau, WI 54403-3304
+1 715-298-6012
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1300 N River Dr, Wausau, WI 54403-3304
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

My husband and I ate here about a year ago and thought it was OK - nothing great, but not bad either. We decided to try it again this afternoon as we wanted to walk along the riverfront. I had the Quinoa Lettuce Wrap appetizer...More

Thank Jane O
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Jordan and Cale were the bartenders the night we were there. Man can those boys hustle. They are both excellent bartenders and are extremely knowledgeable about craft beers and mixed drinks. It was extremely busy Saturday night and they were like a "well oiled machine"...More

Thank Suzyq720
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We put off trying out WOW, thinking it was a kids entertainment area, which it is. But we were pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. We sat on the outdoor deck, one of the few outdoor areas that is relaxing and enjoyable in Wausau. The drink...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We had the hoagie sandwich with a beer and the food and service was great and sitting along the river was nice right by the path along it.

Thank Ron42Cat
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time in the arcade. The drinks were good and bartender was very helpful choosing them! Definitely will be going back!

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My daughter and I took her girls to lunch to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation. After a delicious lunch on the patio, the girls had fun with the arcade!

Thank clj813
Nikki G, Owner at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for this awesome review, I am happy to hear you had a good time. Hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Went for my first time and was sadly disappointed. Our waiter forgot to bring our drinks we ordered, never brought out our appetizer, I specifically asked for my soup to come out with the others entrees but did not, he never came and checked on...More

Thank Jennifer T
Nikki G, Owner at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for the review, Jennifer. I would like to apologize for the bad service, truly. I believe you were in on a Sunday and you are correct, we were not properly staffed for the amount of business we had for that evening. I would...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Our tour group was scheduled to lunch at WOW and it was horrible from start to finish. There was no water at our table and we had to wait almost 45 minutes just for that. We repeatedly asked our waitress for the (already prepared) half...More

Thank cmm444
Nikki G, Owner at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. As we have heard from many guests from your group, both the good and the bad of your group's visit, I would like to apologize we did not execute your get together properly. With a group...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

What a beautiful outdoor seating area, right on the river and can get away from the kid stuff if that's not your thing. The service was good and attentive. The menu is simple but had plenty of choices. The food was ok nothing great nothing...More

Thank cusemets
Nikki G, Owner at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for the review, cusemets! As we strive for 5 star ratings, we understand we are not perfect. If you wouldn't mind to reach me at nikki.playwow@gmail.com or call Evan 715-298-6012 and explain your visit, menu items you tried that you weren't impressed with,...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Wait staff was very friendly, courteous, professional and always checking on us. Only thing that could have been better was the bar staff, not that they weren’t friendly and knowledgeable on craft beers, only that they could have used more help behind the bar. Great...More

Thank LaMont B
Nikki G, Owner at WOW Family Entertainment Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for the great review, LaMont. We are glad you had a great time at your work party here at WOW! Feedback like this is what helps us improve for the future, and is greatly appreciated. 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
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, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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 Dr, Wausau, WI 54403-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-298-6012
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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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