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Calypso Cafe

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American, Californian, Caribbean, Vegetarian
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2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-1705
(615) 321-3878
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, fast-food atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this place. It's great for a quick, inexpensive and healthy lunch. By the name, Calypso is a Caribbean themed restaurant. Not totally authentic but dang, is it good. My favorites are the BBQ chicken black bean salad or the Beans and Three. The salad is kind of like a taco salad but much better. Fresh pulled chicken along... More 

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New York City, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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188 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 321-3878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Caribbean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?