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Nile

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6119 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719-1103
(608) 274-1788
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Mediterranean!

My wife and I stopped in here just before they closed for the evening. Our waiter was pleasant and playfully requested that my wife attempt to pronounce the name of her dish rather than ordering by number (she got it right). The salads were delicious - the dressing was particularly great. I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
MapMakinMan
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Liked this place better when it started out a few years ago. Current wait staff seem rather indifferent, and the standard middle eastern dishes are fine, but less tasty than they could be, and rather pricey for what you get. Hope they make more of an effort to provide excellent food and prompt and friendly service.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I stopped in here just before they closed for the evening. Our waiter was pleasant and playfully requested that my wife attempt to pronounce the name of her dish rather than ordering by number (she got it right). The salads were delicious - the dressing was particularly great. I had the beef shawirma and my wife had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went at an odd time of day, around 3:30 pm, for a very late lunch. He got lamb kabobs and I got hummus and foul (warm spiced fava beans). He got the house salad and I got falafel. Everything was warm and fresh, but we have lived in the Middle East and it wasn't the taste of home we'd... More 

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Wisconsin
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nile is walking distance from Smart Motors so it is an ideal place to have lunch while the car is being serviced. For that reason alone, I can see visits at least every 5000 miles, but they will probably be more frequent. The interior was pleasant, service was prompt and, since I ordered the daily special, stuffed artichokes, which I... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at Nile a number of times, and it's been good every time. The food is hot and fresh, the staff is competent and knowledgeable, and we never have a problem getting a table. During this particular visit, a large group of us came in, and the food was still served promptly, and separate checks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Amazing food. My boyfriend had never eaten middle eastern food before, I wanted to broaden his taste horizons, so based on the reviews we went here. The food was seasoned and cooked very well. We could taste the freshness of the food, it tasted like it was homemade. The service was great. We live 45 minutes away and would go... More 

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North Street, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were seated quickly, but when no one returned to take our drink order, were were giving the place five more minutes, then would leave. Waiter showed up, answered our questions and took our order. We both had Egyption soup made with yellow lentils and gyros, followed by baklava. The soup was sooooo flavorful. The gyros were tasty and filling,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Based upon word of mouth as well as the reviews, I was expecting a better meal than what we experiences. Maybe it was what we ordered. The Tabbouleh was very flavorful. Beyond that, a fairly average meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Delicious! From the hummus to the lamb combo dinner, everything was tasty. Don't pass this place by. Servings are generous so consider sharing a meal or salad.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food was great and so was the service. Middle-eastern food is not my usual preference, but I spent the meal talking about how good it was and wondering if I could learn how to make some of the dishes. We had a Greek salad and the lamb couscous. The lamb was so tender and the sauce was wonderful. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6119 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 274-1788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?