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“Really nice dining experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Atomic Cafe

Atomic Cafe
265 N Limestone, Ste 1, Lexington, KY 40507-1073
859-254-1969
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Ranked #172 of 768 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Morehead, KY
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“Really nice dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Enjoyed a great meal with very efficient friendly service. Good quality food in fun atmosphere. Will definitely return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Simpsonville, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a very enjoyable, casual setting restaurant in Lexington, KY located just across the street from Transylvania University, which happens to be one of the oldest universities in the country. The restaurant is Caribbean-themed both in decor and menu offerings. We started with the roasted poblano peppers which were nothing less than outstanding. Then, my wife had the coconut shrimp which she proclaimed to be large, plentiful and totally enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised by the mahi, wrapped and roasted in a banana leaf with artichoke, bell pepper and red onion. Do me another! Our server was very attentive, very informed and very pleasant without being intrusive. All in all, a good find, a good meal and a good experience! Definitely a do-over!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Great Caribbean food in in downtown Lexington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Atomic Cafe is a one of a kind place in Lexington! The patio is awesome and often has live music. I had the Jerk Chicken, which was great! Others at our table had shrimp that was very good too. Prices are reasonable and they have a great selection of beer to wash down the food. Give it a try once and you'll be back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Union, Kentucky
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“Very unique atmosphere and decor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Black beans and rice and cornbread especially good.
Service was very good as well.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Awesome food and service. Love the Jerk chicken and wings. We usually split and order and taken one home. Sweet potato chips and salsa are a meal in themselves!!
Patio is fantastic in the summer, get there early to get a seat.

Visited June 2012
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