Covid-19 updateS


11AM-10PM Sunday-Thursday

11am-midnight Friday-Saturday

now open FOr:


For safety and cleanliness reasons, we are Currently

cash-free and accepting

Card and NFC payments only.

local, independent restaurants during
this tough time!

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the Parthenon fam

"parthenon is what

       gyro dreams are made of" -Rebecca M.

- Since 1972 -

It All Began in 1972 with Greek Food and the American Dream

Parthenon Gyros is a third generation Greek family owned and operated award-winning Madison institution, making America's Best handcrafted Gyros since 1972.

our story began when our parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States from Greece with only a few dollars, fewer options, and a big dream - to make it in this wonderful land of opportunity.  Their passion for people and delicious, simple, made-from-scratch Greek food naturally led them into restaurants where they worked tirelessly year after year, eventually paving the way to the famous Parthenon Gyros.

Parthenon was the first to bring the Gyro (pronounced YEER-o) to the great state of Wisconsin and we’re proud to be one of the only gyro restaurants left in the country to still make our own Gyros (and sauce) entirely by hand from simple ingredients. It’s the real deal, folks - no fillers, no preservatives, no chemicals – just real food done right!

To make our delicious handcrafted Gyros, we grind whole cuts of premium beef and lamb and mix in simple, natural spices (we even grind our own peppercorn and use oregano from greece!). We then form our gyros into their classic cones, which slowly rotate on our vertical rotisserie fire grills until the meat is seared to sizzling perfection and sliced off in thin, juicy layers and piled high on grilled pita bread. We top off the deliciousness with fresh sliced onions, tomatoes and our mouthwatering, house-made tzatziki sauce, which we still make the old-fashioned way, by crafting our very own Greek yogurt from just milk and super-healthy probiotic cultures (more reason to love it!) and adding cucumbers, lemon and garlic.


Today, my wife and I are proud to be the third generation to continue our family legacy at Parthenon Gyros. We’re forever grateful to the millions of Parthenon fans who have embraced us wholeheartedly for all these years and who inspire us to continue to serve the best house-made, iconic Gyros in the country!


Σας ευχαριστούμε, με αγάπη (We Thank You All, with Love),

Dimitri and Erin 



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We craft our famous Gyros from premium house-ground lamb and beef mixed with simple, natural spices. The Gyro meat is seared to sizzling perfection on our fire rotisserie grill, sliced thin on grilled pita bread and topped with sliced onions and fresh parsley, ripe tomatoes and tzatziki, a cucumber garlic sauce made from our own house-made probiotic Greek yogurt. (Add spicy giardiniera to kick it up a notch!)


(Our famous signature sandwich and most popular item by far!)

Mega Gyro

Same as the Gyro

But with more meat

(our second most popular item)


Same as the Mega Gyro with the addition of one skewer of

chicken and one pork (4 meats!)


2 skewers of chicken on 

pita bread with onions,

tomatoes, tzatziki sauce


2 skewers of pork on 

pita bread with onions,

tomatoes, tzatziki sauce

Chicken Caesar

2 skewers of chicken on

pita bread with Crisp lettuce, 

tomatoes and caesar dressing

SPICY Veggie

Pita bread filled with hummus, crisp lettuce, onions,

tomatoes, giardiniera peppers,

feta cheese and tzatziki sauce


Gyro plate

Extra gyro meat with onions,

tomatoes, tzatziki sauce and 

pita bread on the side, with fries 

(makes one mega gyro or

add an extra pita to make 2 small gyros)

hercules plate

Same as the gyro plate with

the addition of one skewer of 

chicken and one pork (4 meats!)

(add extra pitas to make 2-3 sandwiches)


greek salad

Crisp lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives and feta cheese

served with Greek vinaigrette or Caesar dressing

includes pita bread



cheese Fries


greek yogurt

Our delicious traditional probiotic Greek yogurt made fresh in-house from milk and served with a side of sweet honey


A rich, sweet pastry made of layers

of thin, flaky phyllo dough loaded

with chopped walnuts and honey 


We'd love to hear from you!

Phone: 608-251-6311

Hours: 11am-10PM Sunday-THURSday

            11am-12AM FRIday-Saturday