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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#94 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
813-234-1000
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 108
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  • 20
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  • 8
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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
Great Sunday brunch

Absolutely loved the Bloody Ella, their take on a Bloody Mary. It had a little spice and came with a smoked rib on top. BTW, the rib was just as good if not better than the drink. Get there early for Sunday brunch because it fills up fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff F
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Manteno, IL
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy place at about 1:30 on a Sunday. Great eclectic atmosphere with a colorful clientele. Not your average menu...a little something for everyone. Enjoyed a veggie burger but it took almost an hour to get it! Kim our server was good but the kitchen just seemed overwhelmed. I would go back for another try; maybe at another time slot!

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Thank cheryld58
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the Bloody Ella, their take on a Bloody Mary. It had a little spice and came with a smoked rib on top. BTW, the rib was just as good if not better than the drink. Get there early for Sunday brunch because it fills up fast.

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Thank Jeff F
Asheville, North Carolina
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and music, who could ask for anything better than Ella's. The four of us had different meals which were awesome and plentiful. The band "Woody Pines" knocked our sox off so we ended up buying their new album on line. Definitely the place to be in Seminole Heights!

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Seffner, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner with our daughter and family on Soul Food Sunday. My daughter insisted I try the grits and I must say, they were the best I've ever eaten! Also tried the bacon mac and cheese but didn't care for that as much. When we arrived, we ate outside and it was cool so I asked for a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went with one other couple and we had a great time. The service was prompt, even on a Friday night they got us a table in 15 minutes but we waited for an outside one because December in Tampa is perfect. The apple chutney glaze pork chop was simply AMAZING! We also enjoyed the tenderloin pizza,... More 

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Thank Kenneth C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

OMG where do I start. The atmosphere is wonderful and different, very eclectic. The food, well, let's just say they provide their guests with healthy menu options and good portions. The entertainment is awesome, they usually have a live band certain nights of the week. I have been there at 5 times this year and recommend this place to anyone... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Great decor. Like being in the Art District in Miami. The staff is young and lively. Knowledgeable about the menu (pleasant change). The food is unique and tastes great. Look forward to getting there whenever I'm in the area.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We came here on a Friday around 5:30 and the place was already packed. Parking can be a bit of an issue we parked across and had to run across 4 lanes of traffic. We didn't have a reservation but were seated right away, hostess was friendly and gave us great table upstairs. What an atmosphere, very unique in the... More 

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Thank Diana J
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We went with family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They have a Vegetarian AND Vegan menu with of course a full menu for those of you who prefer to eat dead animals. :O( The food was good, the atmosphere great and the different flavor mimosas FANTASTIC. I would love to go back!

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Tampa, Florida
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441 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great unique restaurant and dining experience located in Old Seminole Heights district. The decor and atmosphere is spectacular and they spent some effort in assembling quite a collection of wall art to achieve the folk look. Once you enter the place there is a warm and cozy feeling from all of the eclectic decorations. The building is spacious with high... More 

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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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