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Calypso Cafe

700 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204-3610
(615) 297-3888
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Ranked #125 of 1,698 restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I always try and go to the Calypso when I am in Nashville. The food never disappoints and there is always a variety of vegetarian options that are wonderful. I love the beans plus three as you get to pick three sides and the portions are perfect. I never want more and my family usually can't eat all they get... More

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Morrison, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went to Calypso Cafe on Thompson Lane as they had an outdoor eating area where I could bring my dogs. The outdoor area was quite nice with a couple of picnic tables under a large tree at the side of the building. We both had chicken combo plates. I thought the food was good but the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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184 reviews 184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you're wandering and needs beans and three in a garage atmosphere with hippie wait and cook staff, this is your place. Very reasonably priced but the earlier you go in the day, the fresher the food. We always stop here for lunch when we're in the area salvaging. Perfect for that, but don't think you're going to get haute... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been eating at one Calypso Cafe location or another for over 20 years. I'm a Nashville local and long-time fan. The Thompson Lane location has been a go-to spot for cheap, healthy meals for the bulk of that time. Don't be mistaken, this restaurant is in a cinder block building with plastic chairs and the occasional wobbly table. It's... More

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great casual place to enjoy Jamaican cuisine. Prices are very reasonable and portions generous. I especially enjoyed the jerk chicken with sweet potato. If you are in Nashville and looking for something different check out Calypso.

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Travelers Rest, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Calypso Cafe is a fabulous find! I never had Jamaican Curry before, but I can promise I will be back for more! Paired with black beans and mustard greens this is a filling, satisfying and healthy meal! Bliss!! Fast, friendly service, great food... This one is a winner!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Calypso Cafe is probably the best place in Nashville to get a great and filling lunch for a great price! Their black bean and rice salad is fantastic and they give you large serving - more than I can eat. Love their roasted chicken with sides- the mustard greens and spiced sweet potatoes - fantastic!

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Nashville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place for lunch! You know it will be fast efficient service, fresh ingredients, well prepared, delicious and and good value!

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Nashville, TN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As always, noon is a very busy time and absolutely no place to park. Once inside, all members of the party must be there or they will not sit you - so be warned as to these issues. Now for the food - always good and tasty. This time the 1/2 chicken with two sides and more than enough and... More

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Holliston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Ran in between conference calls for same takeout. I asked for a recommendation and got their most popular item, the black bean salad. Much like a taco salad. Quick, delicious, fresh. Reasonable price, friendly service.

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