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

  • Ancho Chili Crust Chicken Breast

  • Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich

  • Steak & Shrimp

  • Turkey Melt

  • Homemade Spinach Pie

  • Penne Vodka Pasta

  • Dino’s Arugula Burger

  • Gyro Sandwich

  • Ancho Chicken Plate

  • Vegetarian Gyro

  • Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Homemade Chili

  • Combination Seafood Platter

  • Grilled Cheese

  • The Hamburger

  • Grilled Corned Beef Sandwich

  • Nick’s Steak Sandwich

  • Reuben

  • The Capitol Club

  • Fetta Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Deep Fried Perch

  • Deep Fried Haddock

  • Greek Chicken Salad

  • Feta & Kalamata Platter

  • Chef Salad

  • Chicken Filet Sandwich

  • Onion Rings

  • BLT

  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Vegetarian Rueben

  • Veggie Melt

  • Pork Chops

  • Feta Burger

  • Mushroom Burger

  • Patty Melt

  • Shrimp Dinner

  • Corned Beef Club

  • Nick’s Turkey Sandwich

  • Tuna Melt

  • Turkey Club

  • Nick’s Sirloin Steak

  • Veggie Burger

  • Greek Salad

  • Wisconsin Cheese Curds

  • Garden Salad

  • Southern Fried Chicken

  • Stuffed Tomato Salad

  • Fish Sandwich

  • Chicken Gyro

  • New York Strip

  • Side Salad

  • Mediterranean Steak Sandwich

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Address // 226 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone. // (608) 255-5450

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