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Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge

) #5 of 136 Restaurants in Wausau €€ - €€€ American, ,
713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
+1 715-848-5166
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“fish fry” (15 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Hiawatha. What a relaxing environment with pretty good food and service! Food was pretty basic, but there were a few surprises on the menu (a good steak, massive chicken alfredo, beer-cheese nachos). I was in the area for business, and we came...More

1  Thank mops4567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant dining in this hidden gem. Great food. 5 of us all had something different and everything was great. Sunday brunch with Mimosas is worth it.

Thank roonsters
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The meal was wonderful, the service was outstanding, the wait staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome.

Thank judyandmikek
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is off the beaten path and the area is not the nicest. However, the food and service makes it well worth the visit. We went based upon other reviews and are glad we did, everything we ordered was of good...More

Thank theomega04
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Only open on sundays for breakfast. Small menu but all choices looked excellent. I had the spicy skillet which was excellent. 2 others enjoyed the pulled pork eggs Benedict. The quiche and veggie omelette were also excellent. Free mimosa for each person. Highly recommend!

Thank sikicmel
A TripAdvisor Member
Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We've gone to Hiawatha a number of times. The Sunday brunch is ALWAYS delicious which is why we continue to go back. However, generally speaking, you will wait 30+ mins after you order to get food...today we waited over an hour. Apparently they were backed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We came for the Fish Fry and I got the two piece Walleye which was outstanding and my wife got the baked cod which was good, The Walleye pieces were very large and tasty and the baked cod was good but was a small portion....More

Thank Janhuss
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The whole menu is fantastic, and so is the atmosphere. I wouldn't go on a Friday because of crowds. The pulled pork nachos are a must try!

Thank CarlaB6
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Web went for the Chicago style hot dogs. It wasn't Chicago but it did in a pinch in North Central Wisconsin. All in all a bit above average and no hesitation about going back.

Thank Gene S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent Fish fry! Great service. Bartender was quick and knowledgeable on different drinks. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Glamma4one
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Michele J
13 June 2015|
Response from Anna A | Property representative |
Hi Michele, We would love to have you guys dine with us on June 19th, We don't, however take reservations on Friday nights. The good news is that in the summer-time, we are not usually that busy. The wait is usually only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4916
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-848-5166
  • E-mail
Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge in Wausau is the result of decades of dedication by its owners and staff. With every dish on the menu having been perfected over the last 37 years, the delicious and varied items here bring in patrons time-and-time again. From salads, chicken and charbroiled burgers to deli-style sandwiches and main courses like full racks of BBQ fall-off-the-bone-Ribs and chicken alfredo, everything here is tasty and seasoned to perfection. In addition to the dining room, Hiawatha has an outdoor tiki bar where you can enjoy jerk chicken, roasted corn on the cob, a crab cake sandwich and more. A world famous fish fry is offered on Fridays featuring New England and Manhattan clam chowder, fantastic paninis are served Monday-Thursday, all soups are homemade, live music is featured on Tuesdays and patrons can even drink for free on their birthday. There are also happy hour specials Monday-Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and drink specials nightly after 10 p.m. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge soon!"Wausau's Best Kept Secret"
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