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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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19 restaurant reviews
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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 

Madison, WI
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44 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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119 restaurant reviews
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Missouri and only are able to enjoy Parthenon every couple of years but it never disappoints. Gyros are wonderful and their fries are my favorite! Wish we could visit more often.

Thank Christine M
Parthenon-Gyros, Owner at Parthenon Gyros Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Christine, Thank you so much for all your years of loyalty and for your positive words. We'll see you next time you're in town! More 

Wapakoneta, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was required stop while in Madison so my husband could be transported back to his college years! This was one of his favorite eateries back in the day and it proved to still be delicious! The guy at the register was super friendly and the rooftop garden was perfect! We will be getting our gyro fix here every time... More 

Thank elizabethdH6718NW
Parthenon G, Owner at Parthenon Gyros Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your excellent review and kind words! We are so honored that you feel we have been keeping up with the deliciousness of one of your husband's favorite restaurants from "back in the day" and that our food is still as great as he remembered. Thank you again and we'll see you next time... More 

madison, wi
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Parthenon has always had the best gyros around. I try gyros everywhere I go. Nothing even comes close. They blend their own meat and tzatziki sauce, which almost no one does. The meat is also gluten free which is rare for gyros. I travel quite a bit and have tried gryos, kebabs, donar, and the like, all over the... More 

Thank paulieb00
Parthenon-Gyros, Owner at Parthenon Gyros Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paulie, Thank you so much for the kind words and positive review! It's a huge compliment knowing that you think no other gyro "even comes close" :) Hearing feedback like yours makes all the extra effort in making everything by hand with simple ingredients worth it. Speaking of, we know for a fact that most other gyro places (especially... 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
Mediterranean, Greek, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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