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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nick's has been around forever and I have eaten here many times. Sometimes I have had a good meal and sometimes not so good. The food is nothing fancy and the prices are reasonable. This restaurant is across the street from the Overture on State Street. You must have the lemon soup...unbelievable. I do not recommend the chicken or lamb... More 

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Fall River, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ate there recently. Went in about 6:30pm. The special was BBQ Beef sandwich and fries. The sandwich was less than appetizing. The beef was found, fine. It was overcooked. Maybe the end of the pot.. I shouldn't have accepted it. The flavor wasn't anything other than than lousy. The fries were good. The waitress was friendly and aimed to please.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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Summerfield, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Nick's Restaurant

Address: 226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
Phone Number: 608-255-5450
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse

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