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 Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Veggie Melt

  • Tuna Melt

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • The Capitol Club

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Patty Melt

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Garden Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Chef Salad

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Onion Rings

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Veggie Burger

  • The Hamburger

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Greek Salad

  • Reuben

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • BLT

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Homemade Chili

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Turkey Club

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Pork Chops

  • Feta Burger

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • New York Strip

  • Turkey Melt

  • Grilled Cheese

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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