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Parthenon Gyros Restaurant

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316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
11:00 - 03:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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. But seemed like an authentic greek style place right down to the music.

Thank Frank S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a gyro I liked this much.

Thank Stefano P
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Columbus, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gyros and the salvaki were very tasty & yummy. The gyros meat is very good here. Although it has been years (more than a decade)since I last stopped by, the gyros still taste the same. Now that is consistency.

Thank edwL1361CE
Chicago, Illinois
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would call it a large hole-in-the-wall place but the staff is so friendly and homey it wouldn't give the place justice. They have a simple basic menu that is a comfortable place for lunch. The homemade Greek yogurt is wonderful - creamy and rich. The staff is over the top friendly and acccomdating.

Thank 587Fran2014
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Must visit when in Madison. No one make a gyro like them. They are even better at bartime. Can't wait to get back for more.

Thank David S
Northern Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here since a Gyro is my husband's favorite. Me....not so much but I did order one and it was wonderful!! We savored the tasty Gyro which came with a side of hot fries. Nothing fancy but reasonable prices and good food.

Thank WisconsinChippy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Greece being too far away, try Parthenon's for a "real" Gyro. Sliced off the spit, fresh and seasoned right. Tazeki is fresh and very good, I love it, I have also ordered the Greek salad, meh, and the Souvlaki which is delish. Baklava for your sweet tooth! If weather permits, head upstairs to the rooftop outdoor space and enjoy the... More 

Thank FastGirl39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food, Greek, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 16082516311
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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