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Nick's Restaurant

226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
+1 608-255-5450
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
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“fries” (10 reviews)
“state st” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Greek, Pub
$$ - $$$
226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Nicks looks like a rundown bar with no visual appeal. The food however is always good which is what keeps bringing people back for a meal. I can't help but wonder why the owner doesn't put some money in to cleaning it up and upgrading...More

Thank lindakayjetset
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I went for dinner----she had a burger with fries and I had a chicken plate with salad.--Both were great---with a coffee--the bill was $22 with tax---very reasonable.When you look around in detail--everything is in great condition--not run down--but you have the feel...More

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 6 January 2017

my husband and I went to Nick's Wed. night before our show at the overture center. Our waitress, Nicole, was very attentive and answered all our questions regarding the food and the restaurant. my husband realized that he used to come here for lunch back...More

Thank maryandjerryl
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have only eaten breakfast at Nick's, but do so almost every bus trip I take to downtown Madison. The owner and staff could not be friendlier, the atmosphere is congenial, and the food is very good.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 11 November 2016

8 of us were going to the Comedy Club for dinner and thought we'd try Nicks because it was a couple doors down and it has been on State St for years. Bad move! Only 2 of the 8 of us liked our food. Both...More

Thank PattyO1988
Reviewed 25 August 2016

So, Nick's is a place I went a lot in my late 20's and early 30's. It was the kind of place you can get a burger and a drink for a nice price. I have not been here much of late since I don't...More

Thank madgirl21
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I love the vibe of this place! It's someplace I would want to go hang out and have and drinks with friends. If you want a retro / throwback feel, then this is for you! It doesn't hurt that the mashed potatoes are amazing!

Thank hlokty918
Reviewed 17 July 2016 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
Reviewed 2 July 2016

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...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 28 May 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" -...More

Thank tammy s
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Greek, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2215
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-5450
  • E-mail