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!!

  • Pork Chops

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Turkey Club

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Patty Melt

  • Veggie Burger

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • New York Strip

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Turkey Melt

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • BLT

  • Tuna Melt

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Reuben

  • Feta Burger

  • Chef Salad

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Homemade Chili

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Veggie Melt

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Greek Salad

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Onion Rings

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • The Hamburger

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Garden Salad

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Side Salad

  • The Capitol Club

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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