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Parthenon Gyros Restaurant

316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
+1 608-251-6311
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“gyros” (81 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Greek, Mediterranean
316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parthenon is definitely the best place for gyros in the US. I used to eat there when I was a student at University of Wisconsin - Madison and every time I go back to Madison I stop for a gyros meal. I definitely recommend...More

Thank TheTravelingBadger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Parthenon since they opened many, many years ago when I was a student. I have never had anything but the gyros and fries because they are excellent. Great outdoor seating for people watching when the weather is good.

Thank CWfore
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been going there since they first opened having grown up in Madison. I visit now and then a pig out on 2 plaza burgers from the plaza and one Gyro from the Parthenon. The meat is prepared differently then years ago. It is...More

Thank GeorgeBushSucks
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for supper.One regular Gyro with extra onions.And a gyro with extra meat. Very good gyros. The food is on the pricy side. Rooftop seating is nice. I would return.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely something that us not seen in today's market.. homemade gyro cone Price reasonable and don't even consider the large unless you are ravenous !!!

Thank 372scottt
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very friendly girl working the counter. Of course had to try the gyro. It was good. Maybe too many onions and not enough Gyro meat. Girlfriend thought not enough Gyro sauce. We've had better on the West side at a deli. Facility a little aged....More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was without a doubt the best gyro I've ever had. The place feels clean, the fries were just right, the beer options were decent and the gyros were perfect. Very impressed. I've been to a lot of Greek places in Florid, but never had...More

Thank Stefano P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Parthenon by far has the best gyros I have ever had. They are loaded, and the fries are excellent too. The décor is pretty cool, and if you can, take one home with the fixings on the side! YUM!

Thank MissMargie19
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have frequented this establishment for the last 35 years I have tried every gyro shop that has come and gone and no one comes close to the awesomeness of their gyros!

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First time at Parthenon, tried the gyro and it was exceptionally good! The staff was great, very friendly and had a good sense of humor! Anytime I'm back in Madison, I will stop by this place again!

Thank sdhk4love
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-6311
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We were the first gyros restaurant in Wisconsin in 1972 and we've been making our gyros and sauce by hand since then. We believe simple, high quality ingredients make the best food and that's why our gyros (made only from ground lamb, beef and spices) and our tzatziki/gyro sauce (which starts as milk, then we make Greek yogurt, then add cucumber, garlic, lemon) are the best in the country.
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