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Atomic Cafe - CLOSED

265 N Limestone, Ste 1, Lexington, KY 40507-1071
+1 859-254-1969
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
29 Oct 2015
“Culinarily way out there, thankfully.”
16 Sep 2015
“Last Call”
Restaurant Hours Closed
265 N Limestone, Ste 1, Lexington, KY 40507-1071
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Only open for dinner and a very nice complement to their neighbor, Doodle's, which only serves breakfast and lunch, this place is special. They offer a menu that will have you scratching your head and it's all good. Mexican? Yeah, but so much more. I...More

Thank CapitanBrad
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was just OK and the restaurant closed a week later. What can I say?! Great outdoor patio, lively bar scene for many years, you just never know. The owners were not very specific on the reasons for cloasing; and it was quite a...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I live 100 or so miles from Lexington, but we visit a few times a year. And we go to the Atomic Cafe on at least one of those trips. The outside seating is premier, the bar is stocked with a large...More

Thank Minerva55
Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'm always looking for unique dishes to try and at Atomic Cafe they are plentiful and delicious! The Ropa stew with fabulous green olives and capers was a hit as was the Island Sampler with the best coconut shrimp and to die for jerk chicken...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 28, 2015

In a funky up-and-coming neighborhood of Lexington, this restaurant (it's not really a cafe at all) features mindblowing cajun-inspired cuisine. Huge portions, great seafood options, fast and friendly staff and a great atmosphere and decor makes it an entirely enjoyable experience.

Thank Lars B
Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited Lexington, and hoped to have a nice, casual dinner before heading back to Frankfort. My husband wanted garlic chicken, but it wasn't on the Cafe's menu, so he went for the jerk chicken. It was not a good sign when the cook, (I think...More

Thank 01Maxi
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We've been coming here for more than 20 years and it's still a really enjoyable place to get to. Located in downtown Lexington, it is a Caribbean restaurant that's grown from a tiny cafe to a full size dining spot. Big portions, typical cuisine and...More

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant used to be a favorite of mine but alas no longer. Patio music shuts down when UK starts playing football. Manager made suggestions on food and wine but no one checked with us after our terrible food arrived. We waited over 30 minutes...More

Thank Filly2440
Reviewed January 17, 2015

Known for its spacious patio and exotic island themed drinks, the Atomic Cafe also offers a taste of the Caribbean during cold winter days. While the huge plate glass windows shine light onto the North Limestone thoroughway, the atmosphere inside is alive with the delicious...More

Thank pegrw
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Start with the latter. This is the worst name they could have picked. It's not a coffee shop, it's a Caribbean themed menu. Pick up with the food. Good value for what it is, not the best food but OK for the price point. Lots...More

Thank Palooka32
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 N Limestone, Ste 1, Lexington, KY 40507-1071
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-254-1969
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