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!!

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Veggie Burger

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Onion Rings

  • Feta Burger

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Pork Chops

  • BLT

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Garden Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Chef Salad

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Homemade Chili

  • The Hamburger

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Veggie Melt

  • Turkey Melt

  • Greek Salad

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • The Capitol Club

  • Turkey Club

  • New York Strip

  • Reuben

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Patty Melt

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Tuna Melt

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Greek Chicken Salad

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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