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!!

  • Patty Melt

  • Turkey Melt

  • Chef Salad

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Feta Burger

  • Tuna Melt

  • Veggie Burger

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Turkey Club

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Veggie Melt

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • New York Strip

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Garden Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Pork Chops

  • The Capitol Club

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Greek Salad

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • The Hamburger

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Reuben

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Onion Rings

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • BLT

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Side Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Deep Fried Perch

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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