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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#65 of 1,882 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Great decor. Like being in the Art District in Miami. The staff is young and lively. Knowledgeable about the menu (pleasant change). The food is unique and tastes great. Look forward to getting there whenever I'm in the area.

Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We came here on a Friday around 5:30 and the place was already packed. Parking can be a bit of an issue we parked across and had to run across 4 lanes of traffic. We didn't have a reservation but were seated right away, hostess was friendly and gave us great table upstairs. What an atmosphere, very unique in the... More 

Thank Diana J
Tampa, Florida
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We went with family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They have a Vegetarian AND Vegan menu with of course a full menu for those of you who prefer to eat dead animals. :O( The food was good, the atmosphere great and the different flavor mimosas FANTASTIC. I would love to go back!

Thank shoshanab49
Tampa, Florida
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639 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Great unique restaurant and dining experience located in Old Seminole Heights district. The decor and atmosphere is spectacular and they spent some effort in assembling quite a collection of wall art to achieve the folk look. Once you enter the place there is a warm and cozy feeling from all of the eclectic decorations. The building is spacious with high... More 

Thank 8ric
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We LOVE Ella's. Our favorite thing to eat there is definitely the wings as an appetizer. Their take on jerk is fantastic and they pair them with a delicious cilantro sour cream. The wineo burger is also fantastic. If you like craft cocktails this is the place to go. The bar manager is a fantastic wine, beer, and liquor connoisseur.... More 

Thank JessicaLizeth
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The last couple of years I have been hearing about Ella's Soul Food Sunday and reading about Ella's and when I finally had a chance to experience Ella's it was really underwhelming.The best thing by far was the Bloody Mary with the Spare Rib ($10). If I would have stopped there, it would have been okay. BUT, I ordered the... More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This quaint cafe has all the atmosphere you could ever want while dining. I have to admit, I have not had their regular menu because I have only been there to perform for at an annual event. But the food I have had is fantastic. However, everyone I have spoken to has said their regular menu is really good. The... More 

Thank Karen C
Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

When Ella's opened, I was skeptical, only because of the location. Nebraska Avenue in Tampa has never had a very good reputation, however, with the resurgence of Seminole Heights, Ella's was well placed and I commend them for bringing a great eatery to the area. My most recent trip was for my birthday and I had the Chicken Curry Bowl.... More 

Thank MLeeTPA
Milan, Ohio
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I visited this amazing place for Sunday brunch! It's was SO good! The corn bread was the BEST I ever had! I would also Highly recommend there Bloody Mary's!

Thank Mjm2161
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148 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Three couples and a 10 month old baby. 60th birthday for me. No reservations accepted - but you can call 45 minutes before arrival to let them know you are coming. Saturday night (hard to get three couples to settle on a time). Let me say - once we received our food - it was great! Issue that we had... More 

Thank Richard R

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?