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Nick's Restaurant

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226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to nicks for the first time last weekend - great sandwich, great fries, great service (the owner). I went back yesterday with two friends - great sandwich, great fries, great service (amelia). I love this place!

Thank Tim K
Northampton, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If inexpensive is all you care about, this place is tolerable. Lots of beers, but none on tap, mediocre fish, over-salted Greek soup, dinner rolls that are down-sized hamburger buns, and everything else is ordinary at best. The only bright spot was a charming and well-trained waitress. There are many better choices in Madison.

Thank Mike L
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We arrived shortly after 5 for the three of us prior to the Lion King. I was a little concerned about the "look" of Nick's - I know it's a step back in time...but - in my opinion - there are some minor "issues" - it might be time to refurbish a bit...maybe a coat of paint on the walls... More 

Thank tammy s
Twin Cities
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Every time we go to Madison we go to Nick's for drink , food or both. The food is home made and not it is not a chain bar/restaurant which we love.

Thank SusanTwinCities
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

My gyro was awesome just like in the 80s! A quiet place for lunch and fast service as always. I will be back for other menu items and good times.

Thank Mary T
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

By being across the street from the Overture Center, Nick's was convenient for us, as we were going to attend a play. The food was okay, nothing special, and I thought a bit overpriced for what we got. I'm sure the location has much to do with that, as it was quite busy when we got there at 6:00 pm.... More 

Thank Alan K
Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We ate here before going to a performance at the Overture. The staff was very pleasant. Food was tasty. Decor/atmosphere was a bit outdated, but overall was a nice meal.

Thank Rachel P
Madison, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

For no particular reason I had not visited this restaurant in years. I took my niece there in October and returned in November with a good friend. The atmosphere and food is every bit as good as it was in the days of yore. Portions are generous and tasty and the beverages are well poured. Nick's is on my list... More 

Thank BLW597
Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I've eaten / hung out at Nick's many times. Every time I've had food, it's either been screwed up somehow, or just plain bad. A lot of friends like this place - but they don't eat there, either. Stick to the drinks.

Thank Vincent P
Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant in heart of Madison in State St , great location , walked in for lunch , pretty much empty , server is very friendly , ordered corned beef and cabbage , taste good but beef feels like rubber , rest room is downstairs and needs some cleaning

Thank Jon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-5450

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