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Parthenon Gyros Restaurant

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316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
+1 608-251-6311
11:00 - 03:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent Gyros. They cut them right off the spit, right on State St. and open late if you are out and about...however, no matter how agile you feel you are, do NOT put your drink on the tray...depending on who is behind the counter you might get yelled at. Apparently drinks must topple off with some messy regularity?

Thank home2much
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down the best place to get gyros in Wisconsin or northern Illinois. This place has a cult following and for good reason- food is amazing, large portions, decent prices, right on state street, outside, inside and roof top seating, one of the last family run places on state street, and you can always tell that the employees love working... More 

Thank Casandra M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews we decided to eat at Parthenons. While the inside looks a lot like most fast food restaurants the food was amazing. Me and my husband both got a gyro meal. The fries came out a little while after we got our Gyros. That was okay though as it gave us time to enjoy the... More 

Thank kryzl_k
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I spent many a late evening here during my college years and I visit every time I come back. Food hasn't changed a bit in over twenty years! Fries and gyros are delicious. And now that my son has been here, he will probably choose to go to UW-Madison just because of Parthenon's!

Thank William G
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

we were in Madison Wisconsin and was hungry for a Gyro , so we seen this sing by the campus and stopped in , last time I had one Gyro was back in Milwaukee in 2009 , well it wasn't the cleanest place I have been in but will give it a shot , so we ordered a couple Gyro's... More 

Madison, WI
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

You can't beat the gyros at Parthenon - it has been there for years and years and they never disappoint - there is no Gyro in the world as good as Parthenon!

Thank holeinone44
Humboldt County, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a quick lunch while visiting Madison and enjoyed their Greek salad, LOVED the french fries (crispy on the outside, soft inside) and their Gyros are delish as is their tzatziki sauce. It was a gorgeous day so we enjoyed our meal on the rooftop along with an ice cold beer. This is a self-serve place so keep that in... More 

Thank CMC_03
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Really love their Gyros. Thats what i eat there. Always fresh out of the skewer and always very affordable. A plate of gyros is about 10 bucks and large enough for two people who eat smaller sized helpings. And the sauces are good. Gets very crowded around game days/nights.

Thank Madhumanti S
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Get your Greek food fix here. Food is delicious and served quickly. In summer, make sure to sit upstairs on the open air desk where your able to veiw all that is happening on State St.

Thank Tracey S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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298 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stopped here for lunch after walking several blocks. Three of the six of us ate. My son really likes gyros. The food was good. We didn't have any fries. I think Oakland Gyros in Milwaukee is a bit better, but it was certainly a good lunch. We sat on the rooftop.

Thank ScenicSights

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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
US$ 10
Mediterranean, Greek, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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
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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