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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” (82 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Greek, Mediterranean
316 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 NoteworthyChocolate
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 10 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 24 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 14 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 TripMember08022017
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely something that us not seen in today's market.. homemade gyro cone Price reasonable and don't even consider the large unless you are ravenous !!!

Thank 372scottt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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....More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

Thank Stefano P
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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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