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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#64 of 1,883 Restaurants in Tampa
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
+1 813-234-1000
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ordered a drink from the old bartender with grey hair behind the bar downstairs. He got it wrong. I ordered it again. He got it wrong. The reason is because this bartender was beyond trashed. He could barley even speak. Probably high ,definitely drunk He just mumbled his words. The customer next to me just looked at me then him... More 

Thank chavis878
Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise to the taste buds!! Everything on the menu is on point. Live music most days. Upstairs, downstairs and outdoor eating is possible. I had the Chicken and waffles with greens no bacon. Wifey had catfish, fried green tomatoes and grits.

Thank Hopie_Don
Pompano Beach, FL
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughters go to USF, so we love to go to Ella's brunch on Sunday's. The wait for a table is always long, but so worth it!! They make the best bloody Mary's ever and their homestyle cooking is delicious---especially the sweet potato salad and corn bread. The catfish is crispy and the fish fresh and sweet and their greens... More 

Thank mimzy4
Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can appreciate a great local restaurant doing it right. On the recommendation of a friend, we went here on a Tuesday evening for dinner. I got the mashed potato stuffed chimichangas and fries for apps, and the eggs and bacon pizza for dinner. All of it was delicious! You can taste the care taken in the food preparation. If... More 

Thank Acire24
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate brunch today with Clavers after Mass. What an awesome time. The staff was amazingly welcoming, caring and nice. Beginning with the reservation to the completion of the meal. Food was great everyone had a beautiful time. Good prices for food. I recommend this spot for a nice time. Great job Ellas.

Thank 49gj
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased with the service and food was amazing. Really cool vibe out in Seminole heights and the weather was perfect for the patio

Thank Brian O
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Arrived just after they opened on a Sunday, and although there was a line we were seated quickly. If you have 8 or more I highly recommend you take advantage of their reservation process. Such a great atmosphere, everyone was so happy and helpful, the drink selections were great; if you like a good bloody mary I suggest you try... More 

Thank Lunitamk
Chelsea, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner upon recommendation of our AirBNB hosts our second night of vacation, it turned out to be the best meal we had. My husband had the beef tartare tacos and I had the rare tuna wonton appetizer and the most amazing salad. We were raving about the food and ambiance the entire trip, even our daughter's kids... More 

Thank acr1617
Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went to Ella's for a work dinner, set up by my boss. I was not expecting anything so nice and different on Nebraska Ave. But the food was good, the drink were a bit too strong for me, and the prices affordable. We sat outside and had a great time. I only wish the menu included more dishes, but... More 

Thank amsb31
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had dinner here after a Yankee's spring training game. They had a live band scheduled, which was a lot of fun. The decor is great, the service efficient, and we had delicious food. The wine and beer list is endless, with many local options. I couldn't choose between sangria or a black cherry mimosa. My husband is GF, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-234-1000

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