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Nick's Restaurant

226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
608-255-5450
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Ranked #561 of 826 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were visiting my parents in Madison (making us a party of 7) and were starving for breakfast. It was a holiday and a lot of places were closed or had long lines. We passed by Nick's figuring we were running out of options. The person who I think is the owner sat us down and took our order. Since... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were looking for a quick burger break. In ten minutes, we had a piping hot burger and fries to-go from Nick's. Great burger; thick, hand-formed patty with just a hint of pink in the center. Perfect! The fries were really great also, not spiced, but certainly not ordinary. All at a very reasonable price. I will go back often... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was gorgeous out so we ate outside on their patio. My hamburger was very plain and the bun was cold. The gyros' meat was good but the sauce was plain. I would not eat there again.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stopped in for a quick bite and a drink. Loved the funky decor. Staff really friendly. Appetizer was OK, but think this would be a great night drinking stop. This is not a new sterile place and not suppose to be. Enjoy it for what it is.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The website made the place seem appealing - like a hidden gem with "made from scratch" foods, with its original 1950s nostalgic decor, and having served celebrities. So our group of 4 ordered broiled haddock, bacon cheeseburger, Greek chicken salad, and a grilled cheese with tomato, with soup and fries. The fries were very good, but that's where the praise... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Average greasy spoon. Smelled like the place for close to an hour. The menus were greasy too. Will not return

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Portage, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I was told by a hostess at another restaurant that had a LONG wait on a Friday night to check out Nick's because it had good food. She was right! Nick's is an older, non-remodeled supper club right on State Street among lots of newer, fresher bar & grill places, pizza places and ethnic restaurants. But it's that retro look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

real retro cool - not imitated

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

wonderful turkey club, and the only place I ever saw old people on State Street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

Home of good food!!!

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