The FatBoys Recommend...
All Day Dining
The place is almost legendry. In the heart of downtown Wausau, it has been serving good food fast since the Class of 1972 was in kindergarten. Menu spans sandwiches to liver and onions. Hours align with the working man/woman: 6:30am-8pm M-F, 7am-3pm Saturday.
Breakfast - East Side
This place can be a zoo on weekends. Wide range of basic eats served throughout the day. Although it is in the hood of DC Everest, consider it to be the base line greasy spoon for Lumberjacks.
Nothing is more hotly debated among the FatBoys than who has the best fish fry in Wausau. One faction contends the only fish fry is the one which traditionally occurs only on Fridays and must feature local fish. Therefore, the winner is Treu's Tick-Tock Bar and Grill. The other faction contends it has to be available anytime a restaurant is open and can focus on just one type of fish. Thus, the winner is the Wisconsin fast food giant Culver's (3 Wausau locations). Let your taste buds decide.
Pizza - Ambience
In addition to pizza that is pretty darn good, what makes this place killer is movie star Cindy Crawford could come walking in the door at any minute; the place is owned by her uncle. Regrettably, COVID has messed up dining room service, but you can still eat at the bar.
We have recently learned Angelos closed its bricks and mortar business effective June 5, 2022 and will henceforth only sell its pizzas as a frozen product. Total bummer to those of us who remember the ambiance of the basement of the Great Northern Hotel. Wausau will never be the same. CINDY to the rescue - PLEASE!
Pizza – Thin Curst
Note, there is a Sam’s in Schofield – but purists will tell you there is really only one Sam’s – the one on the West side. Plenty of in store dining space, but even better: you can order from one of the FatBoys favorite dives just down the street - The Chatterbox - and Sam's staff will cook up your selection and personally deliver while you sip cool suds.
As part of the Wausau redevelopment effort, there has been a focus on the river front. WOW is part of that. It’s pretty good pub food at a reasonable price but paying for any activity in the adjoining arcade area will make you think you just dined at one of the finer restaurants in Beverly Hills.
If you are on a sea food diet - see food and eat it - that's a joke, you're supposed laugh - Gulliver's is where you need to be. Interior looks like the insides of an old sailing ship. No website except for an Eat Street menu. Absolute insanity for Friday night fish fry. Also, steaks are reasonable and get high marks. Map.
Don’t let the location in a back-water area of Weston or simple structure fool you. If you like MEAT, the food quality here is second to none in Wausau and the bill will reflect that. $$$$. Mitigating that damage to your wallet will be the reality WISH can hold its own against any big name steak house in the major metros of the U.S.