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Nick's Restaurant

226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
608-255-5450
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Ranked #572 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jun 4, 2014
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13 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

great little bar...nice lunch and breakfast...reminds me of cheers...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2007

Totally overrated among Madison's downtown crowd.

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