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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#49 of 1,843 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
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this establishment. Good art, lovely space, supporting local music, good food, nice atmosphere. A great place to spend a couple of hours enjoying all the aforementioned. I'd happily return here anyday

Thank JambianiNeil
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit from London and my 1st taste of southern food I had the fried chicken which beats any in London. That Bloody Mary with the rib is a brilliant idea. Love the art work. Love it all!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Steven P
Tampa, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went there to see the the two headed alliagator and decided to stay and had some food. Crab Stuffed Butternut squash? with CITRUS Hollandaise Sauce? Who thinks of these thinsg? or, what about the Chimichanga of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Poblano, and Mozzarella. Served with Tamarind Sauce & Chipotle Sour Cream? Who thinks of these things? A Genious in... More 

Thank Dave33596
Tampa, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ella's offers a simple, creative menu with a great blend of flavors. Their cocktail menu is interesting, with a very good offering of wines by the glass or bottle accompanied by a good craft beer selection. The restaurant offers a spacious environment with a great atmosphere, with most tables having views of their quirky art collection. The staff is friendly... More 

Thank 2016OU812
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The menu is great, reasonably priced so you can try a little bit of everything. Its a great place for outdoor drinks and the patio is a pet friendly which is the main reason we went. Its right off I-75 so that was convenient also. Will be back because there are so many other things on the menu I wanted... More 

Thank VinnyWasHere
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was in town visiting and wanted to treat my young-adult kids to a nice dinner out. I told my son, "Something different and fun" (but no pressure, haha!) and did he hit the mark when he drove us to Ella's! It was a bustling Friday night when we arrived, but we had called ahead and were seated upstairs right... More 

Thank mamamooch
Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love this place! The food is amazing, eclectic, and consistent. The menu is like a combination of southern style American cuisine meets New Orleans meets artisan!!! The drink menu has a great selection of handcrafted cocktails, crazy bloody Mary's, mimosas, old fashion style drinks and the beer list is loaded with craft beers. This place is... More 

Thank mclawhorns
Tampa, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This fantastic restaurant with its eclectic decor is always packed for a reason! The excellent friendly service with a full bar available. Serving sizes for 2 women or even a couple some portions are so large a savory appetizer and entree leaves enough room for a sweet treat. We had the porkchop with the bacon apple jam and asparagus was... 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
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?