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 Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Feta Burger

  • BLT

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Fish Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Onion Rings

  • Pork Chops

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Veggie Burger

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • The Capitol Club

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Homemade Chili

  • Reuben

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Chef Salad

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Garden Salad

  • Turkey Club

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Side Salad

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Tuna Melt

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Turkey Melt

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Grilled Cheese

  • The Hamburger

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Veggie Melt

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Greek Salad

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Patty Melt

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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