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!!

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Tuna Melt

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Turkey Melt

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Chef Salad

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Veggie Melt

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • The Hamburger

  • Onion Rings

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Reuben

  • Greek Salad

  • New York Strip

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • BLT

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Veggie Burger

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Garden Salad

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • The Capitol Club

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Patty Melt

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Feta Burger

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Pork Chops

  • Homemade Chili

  • Turkey Club

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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