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!!

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Garden Salad

  • Turkey Club

  • The Hamburger

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Homemade Chili

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Chef Salad

  • BLT

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Pork Chops

  • Side Salad

  • Veggie Melt

  • Turkey Melt

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Veggie Burger

  • Feta Burger

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Patty Melt

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Greek Salad

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Tuna Melt

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • The Capitol Club

  • Onion Rings

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Reuben

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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