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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#68 of 1,873 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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Milan, Ohio
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
South Florida, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

I've been going to Ella's for years. Recently there have been some updates to the menu which I think were good. For example, the Chicken Mole, they cleaned up the plate presentation a bit, the arepa's seem even better. Other dishes also seem updated well. The bar is great, they have added Twisted Sun Rum (Tampa local distillery) to their... More 

1 Thank CiaoMille
Tampa, Florida
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

A place for wanna be hipsters. Crowded and small, we waited nearly an hour outside with mosquitos. When our table came open, we were escorted inside through a small dining room and out through the back door to be seated about 10 ft from where we sat waitIng. Citronella candles were in place but bugs persisted. The menue is small... More 

Thank JLWS2004
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Celebrating July birthdays. One of the group had been before and suggested we go. What a great time we had. Fun, funky little gem in Seminole Heights. Great drink menu. Our server Ian was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu on top of being very charming. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Loved every bit of this place. Can't... More 

Thank TeresaC023
Tampa, Florida
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192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's so nice having this wonderful restaurant in the Seminole Heights neighborhood - it's a true treasure. I met a friend here during the week for a 'gals night out' and we both enjoyed a delicious dinner and several tasty cocktails. The food selection has something for everyone - and there are so many things that I wanted to sample... More 

1 Thank Floydova
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I have dined here on several occasions. The wait is always just short of ridiculous and the food is just average. In my experience the service has been borderline non existent on most occasions. The Sunday menu is by far the best they have to offer. The bloody mary's with the beef rib is the main reason to make the... More 

Thank Silvana G
Tampa, Florida
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Heard great things about Ella's and the experience was just as good. In a party of 4 everyone enjoyed their meals. They don't do reservations, but were very crowded - on a Tuesday night! Service suffered a little - felt like our waiter was overworked. But the food was delivered (by another server) when it was hot, so just meant... More 

Thank Bill H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

It use to be really good until they started cutting back on quality and the service went down along with it, today everything went wrong, my server Emily it was absolutely horrible; rude, and no desire to do her job. My crab squash appetizer was hard and under cooked, I asked her for a new one and she put it... More 

Thank Yaqueline V
Tampa, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We ate dinner at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe recently and I must say it was a terrible let down. We were told this was a great gathering place that had excellent food at reasonable prices. We arrived and were sat within 10 minutes. The dining area was full, but not packed. We ordered the jerk chicken wings and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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