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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
813-234-1000
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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The food was really good and a family member had the curry which was really good. It was a little pricy but the atmosphere makes it worth it. I'd recommend this restaurant

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Brighton
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Pitched up here late Sunday afternoon, very jetlagged, after ready the rave reviews on here. What a great place. Nice atmosphere. Really friendly, helpful staff. There was a band playing when we arrived so it was a bit noisy and no tables immediately available. After 10 mins we were seated upstairs. Really enjoyed the music. The drinks came quickly, the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The good: food is really really good, fresh flavorful and unique. Cool art on the walls. The bad: crowded and took a while to get a table and to get the check.

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Tampa, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Every time I visit Ella's I am floored by how well the place runs no matter how slammed they are! It's like clockwork, and it is because they have got it down and they love what they are doing. From the kitchen team to bartenders to servers to host and beyond to management/owners - all of them keep a smile... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ella's doesn't hit it out of the park every time, but there is nothing in the area quite like them (decor or food) and the menu is always changing so keep an open mind and give it a shot. Smoked pork chop was cut too large to be properly cooked, but the meat was quality and the sides were great.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent Fare with Outdoor Dining! The color and design stand out as you drive by with its rich, brown color and outdoor terrace. My group was seated outside on a beautiful Tampa evening and we had plenty of room despite a full house. Service was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Warm bread and butter are set out before the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have been to Ella's three times while visiting my son and his family. I have enjoyed every meal, even with two little ones in tow. The fried green tomatoes are delicious; even my 20 month old granddaughter liked them.. On my last visit I had The Wino, a huge burger topped with Gorgonzola and Bacon Apple Jam. I could... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Was in Tampa with daughter for weekend. Went to Ella's for dinner on a Saturday evening. Popular place, was already full even though it was 5:30. Luckily, got seats at the bar. Ella's has a good food menu, with a really interesting drink menu. Enjoyed our food and drinks and the character of the restaurant. Would return again if in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have heard about Ella's from a number of people so we tried it out. It is a very good value. The meatloaf is very good. The butter that came with the bread after we placed our order was terrific, the flavor was very delicate. The salad was huge.Service was very friendly but hard to find at points in the... More 

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Tampa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

After diplomatically complaining about the hour wait for our food, the server, Paul Lee literally became abusive and "attacked" friend by getting up in her face, clapping his hands and then pointing his finger in her face and loudly saying "do you really want to go there lady" (said several times) and then told us to get the hell out!This... More 

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

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