Nick’s Restaurant and Lounge is a family owned and operated landmark located on Madison Wisconsin’s State Street and has been doing business there since 1959. The location is across from the Overture Center for the Arts which is 2, blocks from the Capital, Nick's Restaurant and Lounge offers some of the best food, including delicious Greek specialties!



    226 State was home to some very unique businesses. As far as we can remember, here are a few: The Tiger Lounge, Stanley’s Bar, Jillians Deli & Tap Room (pictured above).



    Welcome back in time. You will feel like you have stepped into a time capsule. Nick’s, with its old fashioned booths, starving artist prints on the wall and dim light coupled with the smell of made-from-scratch meals makes us one of the more unique places in town.



    Nick’s is centrally located to popular venues such as The Orpheum, Ovature Hall, State Capital, Comedy Club, Kohl Center, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and various other events downtown.



    Popular among visiting writers and celebrities when in town (Nick’s has served Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Johnny Cash, Garbage, Matt Groening – creator of the Simpsons, Ebert, Jerry Kelly, Chris Borland and a slew of other stars over the years), it’s also a favorite spot among local writers, artists and theater types.

Every day at Nicks, we make all of our food from scratch. Our recipes are affordable, natural and all home-cooked. We chop, slice and serve our way to your stomaches in a vintage atmosphere with traditional friendly service. Come to Nick's to try our In-house daily specials and homemade pies!!

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Tuna Melt

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Side Salad

  • Turkey Melt

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • The Hamburger

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • BLT

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Feta Burger

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Veggie Melt

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Onion Rings

  • Chef Salad

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • The Capitol Club

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Greek Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Garden Salad

  • Veggie Burger

  • Homemade Chili

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Pork Chops

  • Patty Melt

  • Turkey Club

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Reuben

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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