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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#91 of 2,027 Restaurants in Tampa
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
813-234-1000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fun place

Come here for the atmosphere.. The food is best on Sunday for ribs and music. The music starts around 4:30, so get there early to get a seat. The place is packed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
bren m
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Come here for the atmosphere.. The food is best on Sunday for ribs and music. The music starts around 4:30, so get there early to get a seat. The place is packed.

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is unique and very delicious! The food is truly delicately prepared to your liking. The sauces dance on your taste buds and eclectic! I would come back here whenever possible. Not a long wait. Many options on drinks as well (full bar).

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Lakeland, FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took family of eight to Ella's Art Cafe for youngest daughter's 31st birthday as it is near her home in the reviving Seminole Heights neighborhood north of Tampa's downtown. Eclectic menu is matched and complemented by the eclectic clientele, mostly a 30 something crowd. Food is quite good and atmosphere is worth sampling for those of us of a certain... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Gluten free, vegan and BBQ a real mix of food and people. A must visit in Tampa for a southern style treat. Live music weekends.

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Tampa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm glad Tampa finally has a restaurant with unique flair and good food! I live in nyc now but upon my recent visit to Tampa I stopped in Ella's with a few friends for dinner. The wait was very long and there wasn't any area for us to, well, wait. Because it was chilly out we had to wait inside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I came here because a ton of my friends were raving about it. I went for the Sunday brunch and as expected the wait was long. Once seated and the food came. I thought it was just okay, nothing special but okay. The chicken was over fried and bland. I may try it again but it was nothing too be... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fun setting with unusual artwork on the walls extensive bar and plenty of outside seating. Interesting menu. Some disappointments though. Our food arrived just warm not hot. The dessert,a panna cotta, was clearly made several days ago. It was gummy and rubbery in texture. The final issue of concern is that for a large restaurant there are just two tiny... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've been to Ella's many times. I live right here in Tampa within a 5 minute drive. I'm only now taking the time to review because I had an outstanding veggie burger at dinner last night. I'm not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy a diet of few animal products. I also prefer to stay away from animal products when... More 

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Gave Ella's 2 tries first I went for Sunday Brunch to find out they only offer"southern brunch". Not everybody likes this southern brunch thing, which I am surprised that this area loves it oh well craving some pancakes with eggs decided since I was waiting for more than an hour for a table to try their ribs. They came out... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have travelled the world and Ella's has hands down the best bloody mary's concocted with their homemade chipolte vodka and delicious mix. The ribs are absolutely tender, fall of the bone, delicious meat. I prefer to eat my ribs without sauce as the smokey flavour as I appreciate the true value of bbq.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-234-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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