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American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here a couple weeks ago for breakfast. My wife and I ordered hashbrowns extra crispy. When the waitress brought them out to the table, they were as raw as I have ever seen hashbrowns. There was barely a hint of brown on them....She apologized and said the cook told her he didn’t have time to cook them extra crispy. It was not that busy at that time, although it did get pretty busy within 20 minutes or so. But there was no excuse not to cook them the way they were requested. My wife was very upset and said she couldn’t eat them and sent them back. They came back within a minute looking exactly the same. I didn’t even bother sending mine back since I knew they would not come out the way I wanted. The service was not great and the food definitely disappointed. We were visiting my parents who live in Ellenton four months a year, and all of us said we did not want to go back after the service and food we received.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 8, 2020

Husband and I rode our bikes 3 miles to this place. We sat outside and enjoyed a delightful breakfast before the pandemic hit.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2020

New resident to the area and had to check out the local spot. I’m handicap & with a cane. Chose booth seating & told 2 people before sitting, due to back issues (current booth was for min. 2). The auburn haired server w/glasses had no...problem talking down to me and telling me I couldn’t sit there. I showed her my cane and told her I couldn’t tolerate chair sitting. She shouted across the restaurant to a staff member that I was one person sitting in that booth. Customers looked at me as if I committed a crime. I was moved to the other side of the restaurant. My server did not introduce herself or exchange pleasantries. She placed my food on the table without any acknowledgement and did not ask if I needed anything else. When yes I wanted another napkin and more water. The young busser was very pleasant, aware and professional. Food was very flavorful.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

‘This is a great mom and pops restaurant food is awesome service is great very friendly knowledgeable staff very very clean

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped a bit before noon. She wanted breakfast. I wanted lunch. She ordered the meat lovers omelette. I had the Super Melt which is a patty melt with onions, peppers and bacon. Both meals were excellent. I ordered sweet potato fries...with the sandwich. They were very crisp and tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. The bill for two of us with coffee was under $25. Note CASH ONLY. There is an ATM at the restaurant. The sign said the ATM fee was fifty cents. We will definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Delicious fresh not frozen hamburger. Their French fries have a nice taste of a coating. Quick service, able to eat inside or outside.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019

1) Our waitress (red head) was very distracted, every time it was time to take our order or our money, she would turn and talk to another waitress or customer,,, right in the middle of the transaction! 2) Waitresses eating; The wall between customers and...waitresses is a half wall so you can see everything, like waitresses eating. One was wearing a "Martin jersey" the other a brunette with freckles (in case one of them says says "I never do that"). 3) Cleanliness: Even though one of wait staff was sweeping and wiping down tables, the place is pretty dirty, the ceiling panels, and floor trim are pretty filthy. 4) Soggy sandwich; I ordered the french dip, and my bread had been sitting in au jus or something because it was just drenched.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Brad G, Owner at Ellenton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2019

Thanks for the review Gracie I will address your concerns with my staff. But as far as being filthy you are mistaken there the place is noted for being spotless and i am always getting compliments on that as well as the bathrooms, the floors...More

Reviewed August 16, 2019

Good place for good company and family style meals. Holiday meals well prepared---best to reserve table. Retired area draws breakfast/coffee crowd.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Biscuits and gravy are not something I take lightly. It’s fattening so the few times I have it, I want it to be top notch quality! I am positive that this is the best I have ever tasted. The biscuits are large and fluffy, and...the gravy has the best flavor, and it comes to your table piping hot! The cook gets here at 5am and makes it from scratch daily. I have been here for breakfast only and have had consistently good food but only tried the biscuits and gravy last week. I came back this week to repeat! Now I have to stay away because I don’t know if I can order anything else on the menu, I’m spoiled.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Brad G, Owner at Ellenton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Spillthwine, that's too funny, well let's pretend that there is no calories in our biscuits & gravy, well not really. So glad you love them Wanda

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Open for breakfast or lunch - only open until 2:30 pm - but that gives you enough time to come in for either meal. Plenty to choose - hot or cold depending on what you choose - it's delicious. Eat outside or inside. Cash only...but have ATM available.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Brad G, Owner at Ellenton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Thank you Eloise, glad you had a delicious meal, come back soon! Wanda

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  • Yes, Ellenton Cafe offers takeout services.

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  • Ellenton Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5