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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#54 of 1,856 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
Closed now
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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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. Charming, eclectic, and delish food. The staff was probably the coolest collection of cafe employees I've met in the last 12 months. I know it sounds weird but go there and see for yourself--I could never be hired there because I am too dorky--but they made me feel legit while I was there. I had the bacon-wrapped meatloaf... More 

Thank Terry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off Interstate 275 at 5119 N Nebraska ave is the coolest restaurant that looks like a hipster , sixty , folk place. We started off with wine and a local beer and with that came bread that is baked in house and I must was excellent. I ordered the Paul Chop with sweet potato and brussels sprouts and the... More 

Thank Gary S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for an eclectic hipster place, you found it here. Most the male staff have revenant beards, and/or man buns. Very friendly staff. Extra diverse clientele. But the food, disappointing at best. They are absolutely trying too hard. Appetizers - Ok, wings decent, edamane little taste, potatos - sauces did not help. Dinner - $13 for an overcooked... More 

Thank ShotLugeKirk
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for the Sunday Brunch but later in the day. Unfortunately they had run out of many items. The food that we did have was very good. My only complaint was the noise level. Due to the layout and band it was very hard to hear each other.

Thank SensibleTraveler50
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit Ella's after having driven by late on a Friday evening on our way back to the hotel. There were patrons outside and the vibe and energy looked inviting. My husband said "that place looks like its pretty cool. We should check it out" Fast forward about 36 hours. We went by on Sunday after the Tampa... More 

Thank Daphne P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place.... flavors of the food are soooo good.... we had the Chicken Mole... wow. The beef tenderloin. Delish ( bit order it one temp rarer then you normally do(but if wrong temp.. they make it right ))... the pork chops are sooo good too... love the vibe of the place. Really really really like it. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Tom A
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the barrel aged cocktails and our dinner. The spinach salmon salad with goat cheese and asparagus was especially tasty. The eclectic decor and DJ added to the hip, fun atmosphere.

Thank tsudoughnim
Tampa, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited Ella's this past Sunday evening around 7:00pm. We were a party of 3. This place has a fairly small inside capacity with probably just as many patio seats as there are seats inside. When we arrived the band was playing. Huge sound. I noticed the folks at the tables close to the stage, which is most of the inside... More 

Thank thirday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had driven by this restaurant several times in the last year or so and thought "we really should check that place out sometime". Tonight we tried it out; it far exceeded our expectations. Our server, Charlie, was helpful and so much fun. All of our four entrees were incredible - the ambiance was fun and artsy, the staff was... More 

Thank aljudu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Viva La Chimi! and the Crab stuffed butternut squash were delicious! Loved sitting outside on the porch in the fall air. Our server Alex was great!

Thank Sherry G

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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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?