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!!

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Onion Rings

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Patty Melt

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • New York Strip

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Reuben

  • Feta Burger

  • Veggie Burger

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Pork Chops

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • The Hamburger

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • BLT

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Turkey Club

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Turkey Melt

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Garden Salad

  • The Capitol Club

  • Greek Salad

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Tuna Melt

  • Veggie Melt

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Chef Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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