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Calypso Cafe

700 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204-3610
(615) 297-3888
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Ranked #86 of 1,708 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was so pleased to find a restaurant that many of their main dishes are healthy for you. My wife and I were very pleased with this place.

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Oklahoma City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were having difficulty figuring out where to eat lunch, and happened upon this restaurant. The meals, including drinks were about $10 a person. I got the black bean salad, which was pretty good… Although I think I would have asked for the barbecue white chicken the next time. That my husband was blown away by the meal that he... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've lived in Nashville for half of our lives and Calypso is one of our favorite restaurants. We took family there yesterday and they didn't disappoint!! If you like dessert, order the Calypso Bar. It is their signature dessert!! For the first time, the waiter offered to warm it and add whipped cream.Our guests LOVED it. If you are too... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have eaten there A LOT. Our favorite restaurant. The food is always good and the service always fast.

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Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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