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Calypso Cafe

#245 of 1,688 Restaurants in Nashville
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3307 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
16153213878
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Eat Better, Be Better! Affordable, healthy, hearty meals featuring generous...
Eat Better, Be Better! Affordable, healthy, hearty meals featuring generous salads, rotissierie chicken, sandwiches and inspired side items. Vegetarian, vegan, low-fat and low-carb options.
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Healthy, but delicious.

The restaurant is a little hard to find the first time, it is located on the side of a building, just look for the sign as you are driving down Charlotte. The restaurant is always clean and the waiters attentive. I usually get the beans and three or the half chicken plate with Jamaican curry sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Victoria C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The restaurant is a little hard to find the first time, it is located on the side of a building, just look for the sign as you are driving down Charlotte. The restaurant is always clean and the waiters attentive. I usually get the beans and three or the half chicken plate with Jamaican curry sauce. All of the sides... More 

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Thank Victoria C
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I passed the place three times before I arrived for the first time. It is always packed with customers and the parking lot is full. I guess that says something before I even walk in the door.

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Thank Tanya R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Calypso Cafe is a Nashville favorite with locals. The food has an island feel and taste and is great anytime of the year. If you visit, most of the diners will be locals. I like the Chicken Salad with chicken breast, Mandarin oranges, almonds atop a plate of greens with the lime dressing. It is amazing! I also like the... More 

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Thank SandySRL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

First time visit to the Calypso Cafe and I was impressed. I got the Lucayan Salad and my husband got the Black Bean Salad. Both salads were big- especially the Black Bean Salad. Both were made from very fresh ingredients. The dressing on the Lucayan was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank EKRN
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I love the black bean chicken nachos. I call ahead and pick up for lunch. They are always yummy and will throw in some extra beans and onions on request.

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Thank CJMcB
Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hate to leave negative reviews, but my dining experience at this restaurant is such a contrast with the glowing reviews that I wonder if we ordered the wrong things from the menu. First though, the service was excellent. I have no complaints about the quality or speed of the service. Our server was very good. We started with the... More 

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Thank StephanieGee
Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Everyone in our group loved their food . . . Veggie Burger, Rotisserie Chicken, Island Burger, Tuna Salad Burger. The Cuban Black Beans and the Orzo Basil Salad are excellent as well. The prices are fantastic! This place is a MUST GO! I just wish we had a Calypso Cafe in Jackson, MS!!

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Thank JCE1709
Houston, Texas
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We traveled 20 miles to eat at this restaurant that is touted a fresh and healthy, and it was a huge let down. The food is very plain and without much flavoring. It wasn't even average. Don't go here if you want upscale healthy cuisine. We ordered three items: 1. Vegetable sandwich that was just a few cut up raw... More 

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Thank Clopaboba
Breckenridge, Colorado
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great chicken and choice of sauces. Great black beans and sweet potatoes as well. I went to this place before they expanded to several locations and it is a good as ever. Table service is wonderful.

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Thank Bob F
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This place has Table Service or Carry-Out with a nice little menu selection. The fruit Tea is so yummy with FREE refills!! The muffins are a bit dry but still very good. I like that they offer a lot of heathy options on the menu. The staff was super friendly & the service quick as our food was served shortly... More 

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Thank Rhonda J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3307 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 16153213878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Eat Better, Be Better! Affordable, healthy, hearty meals featuring generous salads, rotissierie chicken, sandwiches and inspired side items. Vegetarian, vegan, low-fat and low-carb options.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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