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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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good service!Gyros were delicious and fries were just right!Great atmosphere and my new favorite gyros place!

Thank Jennifer S
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We get mega-gyros meals to go about every other month. The gyros are exceptional and the service has always been very good.

Thank Steve P
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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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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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 


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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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