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“Not our kind of Food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe
5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
813-234-1000
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Ranked #103 of 2,066 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Not our kind of Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great service, nice decor - very cool and different with terrific outside space for dining. Food is chef prepared with all fresh ingredients and you probably won't find these selections on any other menu. Very avant-garde in preparation and taste combinations - just like the reviews said. We thought there would be some more 'everyday' type items on the menu, especially with the emphasis on Americana Folk Art. That all said the beef was flavorful and tasty in the hamburger, the bread excellent, but the 1lb. pork chop was over cooked (slightly dry and chewy). Lance gave great service and the place was hopping on a stormy night, mid-week. You might like it plenty - we will choose a different place when dinning next time in Tampa.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“So flavorful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This place is so cool and artsy.... The food is awesome too! Will very highly recommend it and will go there again!

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“the food was so good!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went here for date night and loved it! the place was busy when we went which is always a good sign. the bar is downstairs with an extensive beer and cocktail list. we sat upstairs overlooking the downstairs which was nice. live bands play on the weekends starting at 9pm. the food was very good! I will definitely be returning here in the future! 5 stars!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Awesome food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Awesome food. I had a great waitress but the hostess was rude and the bar tender would not allow me to transfer the check to my table. A small v thing but that is just bad service to be so focused on your tip.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“good burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Usually I stick with the burgers because they cost a little less than some items on the menu. This can be a fun place to have dinner, every so often. Sunday brunch has seemed on the pretentious side -- a weekday evening is preferable. The drink menu is fun to read, even if you don't drink. The art of course is awesome.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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