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!!

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Veggie Burger

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Feta Burger

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Reuben

  • The Capitol Club

  • Onion Rings

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Homemade Chili

  • Greek Salad

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Chef Salad

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Turkey Melt

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • BLT

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Garden Salad

  • Tuna Melt

  • The Hamburger

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Side Salad

  • Veggie Melt

  • Fish Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Patty Melt

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Turkey Club

  • Pork Chops

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Chicken Gyro

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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