Go Greek in Madison
Madison might not be known for their feta, but it’s a city brimming with fantastic Greek cuisine! (Of course, Madison is famous for its own cheesy offerings!) Try Plaka Taverna, a cozy little bar and restaurant with an outdoor patio featuring menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the Sharif Don’t Like It combo with Moroccan chicken, falafel, hummus, tomatoes, feta, olives, tzatziki, dolmades and house pita bread if you want a little of everything.
The Parthenon Gyros Restaurant dishes up gyros and classic Greek fare in a relaxed counter-service setting. However, it’s really known for the rooftop dining and late-night hours. The “pitzas” are a must, and the Parthenon toppings with feta, gyro slices, and ripe tomatoes are the perfect midnight snack.
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The Mediterranean Café offers a selection of Greek favorites. Get their Akin’s Plate with lamb and beef (or swap out for chicken shawarma) with house rice and a rich cucumber sauce with fresh vegetables. The pistachio and cashew baklava is divine, or the famous “soup over rice” starter will help keep you warm on chilly Madison spring nights.
Nile Restaurant is a trendy hot spot with classics like stuffed grape leaves, bisara and Egyptian lentils. No matter where you go Greek in Madison, you’re guaranteed to be treated to fresh and innovative dishes.