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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
+1 813-234-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Go for Soul Food Sundays. Chicken and waffles, chorizo biscuits and gravy and the catfish are amazing.

Thank Erin F
Reviewed June 5, 2016

10 of us enjoyed this unusual restaurant for a pre-theater brunch. Quite an interesting crowd. The only commonality was everyone was having a great time. Do make reservations! Many were turned away despite the fact that there is seating upstairs and down plus in the...More

1  Thank Manya O
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch with my sister and friends. Decided to try different sides from the menu....soooooo good! I personally had the collard greens, corn bread, cheese and grits, sweet potato fries, smoked corn. ..loved loved everything (except the smoked corn. ..which is just personal preference)!...More

Thank Duquesa413
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place doesn't stand out, so you might just drive on by it. But check it out. The atmosphere and the food are worth the effort of finding this place. The menu has a wide variety of different foods to please everybody. The service is...More

Thank luv2travel33549
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here. I met a friend for dinner on a Saturday night and it took me 15 minutes to find a parking space, reason they did not rate as a perfect. I ended up parking in the pawn shop parking lot...More

Thank V W
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Located in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe' has great food and a funky, relaxed atmosphere. The menu at Ella's puts an artistic flair on basic favorites like burgers and pizza, and also has multiple salad, chicken, steak, and seafood...More

Thank juliev8299
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great eclectic setting, amazing food and service. Always happy to see you whether for drinks and a small plate or for entrees.The food is simply awesome.

Thank Geoff1725
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We lined up 20 minutes before opening but the experience was welcoming as we were greeted warmly by the host. The Bloody Mary was accompanied by a BBQ rib as garnish. I have been on a quest for chicken and waffles and this kitchen produced...More

Thank kctab
Reviewed April 2, 2016

The meal started out on a great note when we ordered the Rasta-Far-Fries. They where fresh and very flavorful, I would highly recommend them. As an entree we ordered the stuffed chicken, another great choice. The atmosphere was fun with the live music and decor....More

Thank ryanart7
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Visited here for brunch, The food was awesome! Had the shrimp and grits...it was to die for! creamy grits with Cajun style shrimp. Delicious! also had the fried catfish, wonderful and flaky. Will go back on my return trip.

Thank Erica M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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