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Malarkey's Pub and Grill, Wausau, WI

Malarkey's Pub and Grill

4.7
4.7
130 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!

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (715) 819-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Wausau

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Hot Spot

  • Wisconsin

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. W

    Wonderful

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, staff and atmosphere were amazing as always!

  2. FM

    FawnM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always tasty! Loved being outside to watch the concert on the square!

  3. BM

    BobM

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and music on a Wednesday night at the 400 Block!

  4. SH

    ShellyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Our waitress Courtney was awesome! Food prices are high for meal size. Cheese curds are #1

  5. CB

    CindyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious menu - it was hard to decide. Get the cheese curds - always!

  6. BH

    BryanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a nice meeting point for our families, we would definitely consider Marlarkey’s again! All of the appetizers and entrees, that we had, were great! We also enjoyed the drinks and live music playing outside!

  7. CK

    CarolynK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect Father’s Day Brunch menu items. So nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy a meal with our canine family member. Consider adding leveling feet to table in areas where sidewalk slopes.

  8. JC

    JenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We didn’t have a good first impression being greeted. No one was at the podium. My husband glanced at an open screen to see our reservation. Did not touch anything. A woman came out from the back and harshly said “can I help you”? We told her we had a reservation. She just stormed off walking. Then looked at us, and said “follow me” we did. Then she just walked over to a table she was serving leaving us feeling awkward. The person who ended up being our server took our silverware from her while she ignored us, and sat us outside, which was what we reserved. But the table was dirty and the chairs were flimsy and uncomfortable and very short. I could hardly reach the table. This was for Father’s Day brunch. It was advertised there would be live music, but there was not.

  9. LA

    LeAnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The outdoor seating is an excellent way to spend a summer evening. I felt like I was in Stockholm, not just my local downtown, with the 400 block green space nearby and city skyline. There is always the option of sitting inside if you don’t like a breeze, the sliding windows bring in the outdoors. Another Outdoor Night at Malarkey's is in the future plans.

  10. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. A good variety of beers, unique menu.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Reserved outdoor seating for concert on the square. Table was ready for us as requested. Server Brittany was excellent., attentive, and made good recommendations. Food was underwhelming but we had a great time. Thank you for your hospitality!

  12. LA

    LeeAnnV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had some difficulty figuring out the menu since we had to use our phones. We wished there was a full paper menu. One of us kept losing the menu as we scrolled down, then to check back on an item was too difficult and we would lose the menu.

  13. TK

    TonyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. We ate there before catching a show at the Grand Theater.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From our server to the food everything was fantastic.

  15. w

    williamd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Malarkey’s was great. Kylie, our waitress, was a highlight!

  16. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our server was great! Had a bit longer wait time than expected, but food was delicious!

  17. DS

    DocSamp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and outstanding service! Our server was fun and sensitive to our need for timely service! We will be back, definitely!

  18. RL

    RandallL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I saw the “top shelf” ladder go down. Avocado salad was very good. Nice variety on menu.

  19. JT

    JimT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service at Malarkey’s is outstanding!

  20. KV

    KrisV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to eat before heading to The Grand!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place

  22. KV

    KrisV

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was great from getting seated right away to the death by chocolate dessert!! Perfect start to our evening at The Grand!

  23. S

    Susie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We enjoyed our time at Makarkeys. The food and drinks were great. My husband and I had the lobster stuffed salmon. It was fabulous!! Our server was Dee. She did an excellent job. We’ll be back!!

  24. JB

    JulieB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We make reservations at Malarkeys whenever we attend events at The Grand Theater and will definitely make it our stop whenever we’re in Wausau. Their food is so good (our compliments to the chef), the service is superior and the atmosphere is fun. One heck of a lemon drop martini also. Five stars from us!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was very good but waited almost an hour to get it. Granted it was theater night at the Grand but we ordered about 5:45 p.m. Would try again but on a non theater night.

  26. F

    Friends

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was delicious and service was great. It was a really busy night so it was noisy but that doesn't stop us! Our favorite place before a show at the Grand.

  27. e

    eugenep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff does a very good job...and are FUN to be around..!!

  28. JV

    JordanV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time eating there. We will definitely return. Excellent food Our server was amazing

  29. TW

    TerryW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great table by the window, as we requested. Food was delicious. Took about 20 min for our waitress to come to our table after we sat down, so about a half hour before we had a drink. That’s the only negative!

  30. D

    David

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time dining inside since start of pandemic, and we felt very safe. Excellent food, especially the rib eye steak sandwich! Generous portions for reasonable prices.

  31. J

    Jose

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The ribeye steak sandwich was OK, but EXTTEMELY messy to eat. A 'sandwich ', shouldn't have to eaten with a knife and fork. Also, no menus. Come on, other places have 'em. I don't believe its a health departmenr thing. Waitress spent 6 or 7 minutes explaining and helping us . Likely interpreted by her other tables as poor service. Lots of other places to dine before a show.

  32. HK

    HollyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had 9 people in our party. Not only was the service fanatic but the food was amazing! Highly recommend.

  33. M

    Mary

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time here. Food was delicious! Waitress helped us get through and to our next event with time to spare. Very friendly! We’ll be back for sure when in town! Thanks

  34. CL

    CareyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The server seemed a little upset with having to give everyone separate checks.

  35. JH

    JackH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu items, chef quality preparation and presentation.

  36. BK

    BeendaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place, our server was wonderful as was the food.

  37. SF

    ScottF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The food was very good. We received our food in record time and were easily able to make our show at The Grand Theater! Thank you for a great experience! Only wish we would have had time to enjoy the bar as well!

  38. EF

    EricF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great beer list, and our waitress was fantastic.

  39. LS

    LeeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I had the fish with the Taylor tots. Both were very good. My wife had the BLAT and she liked it.

  40. FM

    FawnM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very easy to make a table reservation online! And live music is so great. Our server Brittany is the best, we've had her a few times now. My favorite is the Lobster Mac!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Malarkey's Pub and Grill

408 N 3rd St Wausau, WI 54403

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wausau

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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