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2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-1705
(615) 321-3878
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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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:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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West Virginia
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The black bean salad was fresh and decent - but nothing too unique. The other food we had there was not so good...there are several branches and we went to one that is a tad shabby.

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Smyrna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great food! Can get very busy during lunch hour, so go early or go late! I've seen several country music stars here on various occasions, but please...let them enjoy their meal!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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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Jackson, Mississippi
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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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Additional Information about Calypso Cafe

Address: 2424 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-1705
Phone Number: (615) 321-3878
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Vegetarian

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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, Caribbean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?