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!!

  • Veggie Burger

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • The Hamburger

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Garden Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Pork Chops

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Veggie Melt

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Greek Salad

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Onion Rings

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Side Salad

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • The Capitol Club

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Tuna Melt

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Turkey Melt

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • BLT

  • Patty Melt

  • New York Strip

  • Feta Burger

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Turkey Club

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Reuben

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Chef Salad

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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