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Calypso Cafe

2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-1705
(615) 321-3878
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Ranked #207 of 1,705 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is NOT on Elliston any more (near Vanderbilt). It is now on Charlotte. (In other words, it moved from a strip mall to an industrial street.) But the food is great. It is Caribbean/Barbecue. The chicken and beef are delicious and come with very tasty sides. There is zero atmosphere but the staff is pleasant, if mildly interested.... More

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Nashville, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to all 3 locations of this Nashville staple and find the food consistently great. Try one of the huge salads - the Black Bean, the Lucayan, or the Chicken and Veggies are a few my friends and I love. Make sure to try the BBQ sauce. It's very unique and I always order extra. I like to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh, priced great, healthy...always a good meal!! New location is good. Meat and boja muffins are oh so yummy!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This establishment is off the beaten path but it is quite the find when you get there. Fresh prepared food and Carib vibe....

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Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My all-time favorite, vegetarian dish at Calypso is the Black Bean Salad with rice. Their homemade BBQ sauce is fabulous. (If you are vegan, leave off the sour cream and cheese.) My husband is is lactose intolerant and orders Lucayan Chicken or Jerk Chicken. Try the Lime Coconut Bar for dessert. I take out-of-town guests here since I am from... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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177 reviews 177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the Rotisserie Chicken and Callaloo. They make great Sweet Potatos (whipped) and Boija Muffins are a treat too. The vibe is bohemian but the service is usually pretty good. Great for families and it's very affordable.

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Forest City, Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a great, healthy alternative to the heavy foods available in town! You must have the fruit iced tea and ANYTHING on the menu is scrumptious! The service is great and the decor is very fun. This is a MUST!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch while visiting the city with my boys aged 15 and 11. The menu made all 3 of us happy, with healthy choices that tasted great. Our server was friendly and helpful. The black beans and rice were favorites....all for an affordable price.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I've eaten several salads here - they are huge, tasty, and ready in a flash. You can get in and out quickly, without suffering from a blah or greasy meal! The cornbread muffins are hard to resist.

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Dundee, Michigan, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place was delicious. A friend of mine that used to live in Nashville recommended it to me. I'm glad she did. The chicken was juicy, with a yummy bbq sauce. The black beans were cooked perfectly and were flavorful. My server was very friendly.

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