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Atomic Cafe

265 N Limestone, Ste 1, Lexington, KY 40507-1073
859-254-1969
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Ranked #165 of 757 Restaurants in Lexington
Hours:
Mon - Wed 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
George Town, Cayman Islands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While visiting Lexington this trip, I stopped in with a friend for a drink. As Summer winds down, and we enter college football season and Keeneland, the bands on the deck fade away; however, it was still bustling with folks enjoying the deck. I did not eat at the restaurant on this visit but the focus of the restaurant is... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a nice evening in Lexington and my wife and I wanted to find a relaxing patio to have dinner. We chose the Atomic Café and were glad we did. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The Caribbean flavor is a welcome change to the standard restaurant fare. The patio is large and some of... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Relaxed island feel without chickens. Staff were friendly and drinks were small but very good. It has a limited menu and seasoning was a little thick on the chicken. Thick as in volume which did not enhance the taste. I do not like sweet potatoes so the fries were replaced with Mac and cheese which was interesting as it had... More

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Palm Springs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This Caribbean-themed little jewel is a favorite of locals and one you'll have to search out just a bit; It is located a few blocks north of Lexington's Main St. The food is good, the service friendly, and it's priced reasonably. The dining room is decorated floor to ceiling in a tropical mural. The large patio area is covered, pleasant... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I were traveling, so we checked into our hotel and searched for something different and relaxing. Our waitress was very nice, food was good, and the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxing. We were told the University was on spring break so things were a little quieter than normal for the area. Favorite was the sweet potato... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Definitely my FAVORITE place to eat and good times in Lexington KY. This is a very unique Carribean restaurant....more Jamaican & Cuban style food, so look for spicey. The menu is full of great selections, conch fritters, jerk shrimp, fish, rice, black beans, Love the corn bread.....too many to list! Also for the more American palet you may get your... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We went for the first time after hearing so much about it. The food was tasty, but the waitress had a cold and got us sick as well.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place used to be good but wow how things have changed! Had queso dip, crab cakes, pork kabobs, and jerked chicken at the table. The only edible dish we had were the crab cakes and they were ok. The jerked chicken was absolutely terrible and what a total disappointment. That dish should not be called "jerked" chicken. It is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

The evening began on a sour note when the server and I disagreed on the the temperature of our beverages. I think beer should be cold, they were sent back and we were informed the cooler was working properly. This went on for a few minutes and we settled on water. And then things took a turn for the worse.... More

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Recently had dinner here on the way to another event. The food was out of this world, the drinks were great wish I had move time to just enjoy. Will return and bring friends. Love this place

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