Malarkey's Pub and Grill

4.8
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
Malarkey's Pub & Townies Grill are a must stop when in Wausau. Locally owned and operated, we are in the heart of the historic downtown. Located just steps from the Grand Theater, 400 Block, River Walk, kayak course, Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau Mall, shops, restaurants, parks, it's easy to stop here on the way to anything!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 44 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NickyS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little more chicken than sauce would've been preferred in our Buffalo Egg Rolls, but regardless, it was a good choice.

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MusicFan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with great food and outstanding service!

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MusicFan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is super friendly, food was delicious, beer was ice cold!
We had a great time!

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Larry
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best corned beef and cabbage in the area. Would recommend.

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MusicFan
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, friendly staff

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DustinR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The salmon was raw in parts and the server was very slow bringing drinks. She was very friendly though.

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ArtH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service was amazing the atmosphere and decor was beautiful I would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food came fast, great bar, food was really good. Pork tacos with beets...AMAZING! What a tasty treat.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast seating
Supurb waitress.......great experience

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special, beef tips over garlic mashed potatoes and it was fantastic. Love this place. Always great service and food.

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CarlieP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place to go for a cocktail, music, or a bite to eat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and good service

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Trivianut
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is great! Wonderful selection and an interesting twist on some classics. Service was mediocre. Had to hunt down the waitress often or go without. Great job accommodating for Covid-19. Felt very comfortable here.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service at the bar and the dining room. Great place any day/night of the week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The best bloody Mary in town.

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MLHR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very tasty food, great beer selections, and excellent service. Nice accommodations made to create more outdoor seating. This is a regular stop on our drive to our cabin in the Northwoods.

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ScottB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

💜!! Awesome service quiet window seat amazing 💜💜💜

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Shoua
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a great time, atmosphere was nice--loved the live music. Waitress made sure to check on us and was friendly. My friends and I would come back again :)

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WendyR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had tried to edit my table from 2 people to 4. Thought I had changed it but when we
got there it was only for 2. They were so nice and found a bigger table right away.

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Samantha
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly server. Attentive but not overbearing. Tasty food. Definitely would come back.

Malarkey's Pub and Grill
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for the kind words! We do our best for every service!

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JimP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food and staff. Can’t get any closer to downtown.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The reason I am giving such bad review is because of the reservation system, that’s you open table !! When I made the reservation I specifically ask for an outside table. This was not relayed to the restaurant. They assigned a indoor table that I was not interested in. The outside table wait was over a hour. Went to another restaurant. This needs to change. Open Table is worthless!!

Malarkey's Pub and Grill
Responded on September 1, 2020

Sorry about your issue with the software Scott. We have noticed some issues as well, I spoke for over an hour with the staff at open table about exactly what you're speaking of. At this time, if we see a conflict we've been texting people directly to let them know, the problem basically lies in the software "confirming" the reservation has been received, not that the restaurant is able to meet that request. Auto-confirmation should be an option, not the default. Hope to see you again.

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Chandra
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and outside atmosphere was awesome! I've been there before, but being there for Dining on The Street and Thursday's on 3rd ... it's the place to be. Right by all the action.

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Lene
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the Asian Salad. It was very good. My old fashioned cocktail were very good.
My friend and I ate outside. Unfortunately, the bees were a terrible distraction to the dining experience. Can't be helped, I guess, especially as it is getting towards fall.

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vipDjrandall9
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visiting downtown Wausau and was utterly charmed due to Malarky's. Outdoor seating facing the street, an outdoor musician playing 60's & 70's songs, great food, service and great vibes all around.

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RodneyL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere (outdoor live music) along with cold drinks and great food. Alexis was our server and she did an amazing job keeping our drinks coming to our outdoor table. Definitely going back for another Thursday night for the live music and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos and Jerk Chicken were fabulous. Highly recommend the "townie tots". Outdoor seating was perfect and the wait staff helped make my 40th birthday memorable. Given the Covid times, all the staff was doing their part to keep patrons safe.

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GSHM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal outside listening to the live music on Wednesday evening. Malarkey's was exceptionally accommodating, going out of their way to make our night out perfect!

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ReneeG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since it was Wednesday we ate out on the street, which was great! Great service and good choice of entrees.

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ScottB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love Townies!!! Server was awesome but food came out too quick forgot appetizer but we love it anyway 💜💜👍👍

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CoreyB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere for the Downtown Dining Night was awesome. Our server was great and did a wonderful job keeping our daughter engaged through dinner and making her feel very special. Our food was great, beer was cold and the wait time was very acceptable. We plan on going back again very soon!

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RussJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable night. Food good. Waitress on time with refill requests. Thanks for allowing dogs on the outside dining area

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WendyR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very wonderful waitress, she was extremely accomodating and sweet.
My daughter was playing next and she made her feel very special.
will plan on making reservations there again soon!

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MarkS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and responsive to our requests.

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2Corgis
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service, as always was excellent. The carefree and relaxing atmosphere, tho, was spoiled by a screeching malcontent who was spewing profanities at all of Wausau. Tyler and his wait staff remained poised and professional during this unfortunate display. Truly refreshing to be among people focused on their customers' needs and who went about their expected routine without fail.

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SueW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had three different entrees between the four of us and all of them were very good. We sat at the open window so we were able to take in the street activities which was fun and our waitress had a great of humor. Would recommend

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KristinD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and the service is the best in Wausau without a doubt. You can tell the staff actually like their jobs, it’s awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is very good and the cocktails are even better. Guests were spaced out, windows were open and the tables were clean. Highly recommend!!

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2Corgis
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal on a beautiful night with my friends. The service and food, as always, did not disappoint. Although early seated diners were slow to vacate their tables when done, Tyler and his crew were attentive to those of us who had to wait for outside seating. It was worth the wait.

FAQs

Malarkey's Pub and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (715) 819-3663.

Malarkey's Pub and Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.