Yellow Springs restaurant reopens for cocktails, carryout

Calypso Grill and Smokehouse had shut down on April 1, returns with streamlined hours

A Yellow Springs restaurant that shut down on April 1 after offering carryout for lunch and dinner daily amid the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to reopen today, April 10, as a dinner-hours-only restaurant five days a week, and will offer a full cocktail menu as well.

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The Calypso Grill and Smokehouse  at 1535 Xenia Ave. will offer pickup through its newly refurbished drive-through window from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 4 p.m. today, Friday April 10, according to Shaun Craig, the restaurant's manager.

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“We are offering a full cocktail menu as well as dinner menu for delivery and drive-through,” Craig said.

The restaurant had been offered carryout seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week before closing April 1.

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“We had always planned on reopening once we were able to accommodate our service in a manner that is focused on safety for our staff and our customers,” Craig said. “We now offer a drive-through window and online ordering to minimize contact and have implemented many new procedures that support minimizing exposure. We recommend call-ahead ordering if using the drive-through.”

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Brian Rainey, owner of the Sunrise Cafe in Yellow Springs, opened Calypso Grill and Smokehouse in March 2018  in space that previously housed Dona Margarota's, a Mexican restaurant that shut down the previous year. The restaurant specializes in Jamaican and other Caribbean dishes.

For more information, go to the restaurant's web site at or call 937-767-9000, or check out its Facebook page at

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