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Parthenon Gyros Restaurant

316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
+1 608-251-6311
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“gyros” (66 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek
316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lunch here: My last visit here was in 1989 during my university student years. Glad to see that the business owner still operates at this place as State Street tenants changed approximately 80% in the past 30 years. Still serving gyros - same...More

Thank setotravel
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I ordered the Greek salad with a couple skewers of chicken, while my family each ordered gyros. Everything was delicious and the portions were huge. In fact, my mother gave me some of the meat from her gyro because she thought it was too much!...More

Thank Kirsten C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Overall loved it.. there was this big queue, which made us stop at the restaurant and give it a go.. then we came to know that it’s a famous (must try) restaurant in Madison. I would suggest you to go to this place, especially if...More

Thank Arun M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Nice state street place to sit above on roof top patio for a nice day. Fast service and good food. A little heavy on the onions and plenty of gyro meat on pita sandwich.

Thank NoteworthyHealth
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place has great gyros and spinach pie. There is a nice rooftop patio overlooking iconic State St. Service was pretty messed up during my visit however. I was next in line, and despite there being 4-5 folks behind the counter, I had to wait...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Drove downtown Madison to Capitol Square and went to dinner at Parthenon Gyros on State St, just up the street from Tutto’s. They are noted for their gyros. We all enjoyed their gyro sandwiches with extra sauce and they were excellent. This would be my...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 J S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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