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!!

  • Turkey Club

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • The Capitol Club

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Garden Salad

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Veggie Burger

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Side Salad

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Onion Rings

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Pork Chops

  • Homemade Chili

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Feta Burger

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • The Hamburger

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Patty Melt

  • Greek Salad

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Veggie Melt

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Reuben

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • BLT

  • Chef Salad

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Fish Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Tuna Melt

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Turkey Melt

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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