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 Perch

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Pork Chops

  • Veggie Melt

  • Chef Salad

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Reuben

  • Turkey Club

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Greek Salad

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Feta Burger

  • Veggie Burger

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Garden Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Patty Melt

  • New York Strip

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • The Capitol Club

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • BLT

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Side Salad

  • Turkey Melt

  • Tuna Melt

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Fish Sandwich

  • The Hamburger

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Onion Rings

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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