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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#56 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
+1 813-234-1000
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. It is our go to place for dinner. Ask for Charlie or Caitlin and tge service will be beyond perfect! The wings are one of our favorites with the lime cilantro sauce. The husband prefers the "Henry the Loaf" dinner. They do the best sweet potato fries....the garlic ketchup YUM! Plain Jane... More 

Thank Renee C
Elgin, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a place to dinner with character but suitable for family's then this place will sit. An eclectic place with nice food to cover all palates. Even open Sunday but be warned closed Monday so if you get in late Sunday many of the soul food specials on Sunday are gone - so arrive early!

Thank Niallmcl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant!! The atmosphere is fun, the food is outstanding. My boyfriend ordered the pork chop...it's so great, I can guarantee he will only order that entree from now on. LOL I ordered the curry (pork belly and mushrooms) and it's fantastic. I can't wait to go back!!!

Thank pyprchik
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ella's cafe last night for dinner. From the moment we arrived the staff where very friendly and welcoming. Had a drink at the bar and then Sat outside on the patio. The patio is quite large and nice seating with various metal sculptures around. The food was great. We had the beef medallions (love the bacon wrapped asparagus)... More 

Thank Canadauk2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Loved it. Charming, eclectic, and delish food. The staff was probably the coolest collection of cafe employees I've met in the last 12 months. I know it sounds weird but go there and see for yourself--I could never be hired there because I am too dorky--but they made me feel legit while I was there. I had the bacon-wrapped meatloaf... More 

Thank Terry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Just off Interstate 275 at 5119 N Nebraska ave is the coolest restaurant that looks like a hipster , sixty , folk place. We started off with wine and a local beer and with that came bread that is baked in house and I must was excellent. I ordered the Paul Chop with sweet potato and brussels sprouts and the... More 

Thank Gary S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

If your looking for an eclectic hipster place, you found it here. Most the male staff have revenant beards, and/or man buns. Very friendly staff. Extra diverse clientele. But the food, disappointing at best. They are absolutely trying too hard. Appetizers - Ok, wings decent, edamane little taste, potatos - sauces did not help. Dinner - $13 for an overcooked... More 

Thank ShotLugeKirk
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Went there for the Sunday Brunch but later in the day. Unfortunately they had run out of many items. The food that we did have was very good. My only complaint was the noise level. Due to the layout and band it was very hard to hear each other.

Thank SensibleTraveler50
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We decided to visit Ella's after having driven by late on a Friday evening on our way back to the hotel. There were patrons outside and the vibe and energy looked inviting. My husband said "that place looks like its pretty cool. We should check it out" Fast forward about 36 hours. We went by on Sunday after the Tampa... More 

Thank Daphne P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Really great place.... flavors of the food are soooo good.... we had the Chicken Mole... wow. The beef tenderloin. Delish ( bit order it one temp rarer then you normally do(but if wrong temp.. they make it right ))... the pork chops are sooo good too... love the vibe of the place. Really really really like it. Can't wait to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-234-1000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?