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Wausau Area Restaurants Offer Endless Delicious Options

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The City of Wausau offers a vast variety of excellent restaurants with reasonable price-points, including casual kid-friendly dining and elegant and ethnic venues. Many of Wausau’s best restaurants are located near the base of Granite Peak. As a hospitable ski town, Wausau restauranteers welcome our visiting ski families anytime. Here are a few of our favorites.

Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant
Located at the base of Granite Peak, Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant offers casual dining with a great view of the slopes. Enjoy Italian specialties, steak and seafood, or just drop in and unwind in the spacious cocktail lounge. 715-845-5570
3607 N. Mountain Road
Open 5 p.m. daily
At the base of Granite Peak
2510 Restaurant
Experience Wausau's Landmark, 2510 Restaurant. We are a full service restaurant, bakery, and deli, just five minutes from Granite Peak, featuring a relaxed and casual dining atmosphere. Our 140- item menu is sure to please appetites of all ages. We offer a full bar and lounge area, plus four cozy fireplaces to sit beside and enjoy one of our famous "winter warm-up" drinks! Our deli serves breakfast and our banquet facilities can accommodate up to 60 people. 715-845-2510
2510 Stewart Ave.
M-F 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.;
Sat 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
3 miles from Granite Peak
The Hoffman House Restaurant and Lounge
Rivalz is the place for authentic dishes, music and sports. Creating an atmosphere where your taste buds are allowed to travel without planning an escape. Sports fans we have you covered with our extensive sports packages so you’re sure not to miss any of the games! 715-842-1656
Midway Hotel
2901 Hummingbird Road
1 mile from Granite Peak
Nueske's at Gulliver's Landing
Enjoy the unique décor as you dine on some of the finest food in the area at Nueske's at Gulliver's Landing. Darrell and Cheri Nueske and family offer fresh steaks, seafood, and on Saturdays our awesome Prime Rib. Also serving a huge brunch on Sunday from 11-2. 715-849-8409
1701 Mallard Lane
T-Th 4-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 4-10; Sun 11-9
1.5 miles from Granite Peak
Back When Café
Located in Historic Downtown Wausau, Back When Café offers causal dining for lunch. At night, the transformation to fine dining features steaks and seafood, full bar, fine wines and candlelight. Voted “Most Upscale Restaurant in Wausau.” 715-848-5668
606 Third Street
Open Tues-Sat; Lunch: 11-3; Dinner: 5:30-10
Private or Banquet Rooms Available
5 miles from Granite Peak
City Grill
Experience The City Grill, an American Bistro with fine casual contemporary dining. Located downtown next to The Jefferson Street Inn. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Great bar, extensive wine list, steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. 715-848-2900
203 Jefferson Street
M-Sat 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
5 miles from Granite Peak
Wausau Mine Company
Visit Wausau’s most unique atmosphere at the brand new Wausau Mine Company. The new building opened in November of 2008 and is a must see! The interior looks like an underground cave. Featuring a full bar and lounge, serving pizzas, steaks, sandwiches, pasta and our famous Italian Fries. 715-845-7304
3904 Stewart Avenue
Serving daily from 11am-10pm
4 miles from Granite Peak
Great Dane
Visit The Great Dane Pub, the Midwest’s most awarded brew pub. Within five minutes of Granite Peak. Within three minutes of Howard Johnson’s, Hampton Inn and right next door to Marriott Courtyard. Immediately off Hwy 39/51. DJs on weekends. 715-845-3000
2305 Sherman Street
Dining and bars open late!
Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm
1.5 miles from Granite Peak