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!!

  • Reuben

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Feta Burger

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Chef Salad

  • New York Strip

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Onion Rings

  • Chicken Gyro

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Side Salad

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Greek Salad

  • Pork Chops

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Turkey Club

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Patty Melt

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Veggie Burger

  • Homemade Chili

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Garden Salad

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Fish Sandwich

  • The Hamburger

  • BLT

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Tuna Melt

  • Veggie Melt

  • Nick’s Deluxe Cheeseburger

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • The Capitol Club

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Turkey Melt

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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