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!!

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Chef Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Veggie Melt

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Feta Burger

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Patty Melt

  • Veggie Burger

  • Turkey Melt

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Pork Chops

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Reuben

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Onion Rings

  • Garden Salad

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Greek Salad

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • The Capitol Club

  • New York Strip

  • Turkey Club

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Tuna Melt

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • BLT

  • The Hamburger

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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