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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

#61 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there to see the the two headed alliagator and decided to stay and had some food. Crab Stuffed Butternut squash? with CITRUS Hollandaise Sauce? Who thinks of these thinsg? or, what about the Chimichanga of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Poblano, and Mozzarella. Served with Tamarind Sauce & Chipotle Sour Cream? Who thinks of these things? A Genious in... More 

Thank Dave33596
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ella's offers a simple, creative menu with a great blend of flavors. Their cocktail menu is interesting, with a very good offering of wines by the glass or bottle accompanied by a good craft beer selection. The restaurant offers a spacious environment with a great atmosphere, with most tables having views of their quirky art collection. The staff is friendly... More 

Thank 2016OU812
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu is great, reasonably priced so you can try a little bit of everything. Its a great place for outdoor drinks and the patio is a pet friendly which is the main reason we went. Its right off I-75 so that was convenient also. Will be back because there are so many other things on the menu I wanted... More 

Thank Vince P
fort lauderdale, fl
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town visiting and wanted to treat my young-adult kids to a nice dinner out. I told my son, "Something different and fun" (but no pressure, haha!) and did he hit the mark when he drove us to Ella's! It was a bustling Friday night when we arrived, but we had called ahead and were seated upstairs right... More 

Thank mamamooch
Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love this place! The food is amazing, eclectic, and consistent. The menu is like a combination of southern style American cuisine meets New Orleans meets artisan!!! The drink menu has a great selection of handcrafted cocktails, crazy bloody Mary's, mimosas, old fashion style drinks and the beer list is loaded with craft beers. This place is... More 

Thank mclawhorns
Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fantastic restaurant with its eclectic decor is always packed for a reason! The excellent friendly service with a full bar available. Serving sizes for 2 women or even a couple some portions are so large a savory appetizer and entree leaves enough room for a sweet treat. We had the porkchop with the bacon apple jam and asparagus was... More 

Thank Leisaowens
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and off the beaten path! But Amazing food! Very well priced and the bartender was excellent. Had the bone marrow, rasta fries and burger with the apple bacon jam. F-ing Crack! Will return again

Thank Micheal C
Newark, Delaware
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wonderful, in Tampa tucked away was a friendly place friends took us too on a Saturday night. We had reservations, not sure if you need them. The menu looked amazing but we all ended up with their pizza , which was amazing. Don't miss this if you are in the area. I hear brunch is amazing too!

Thank judyshirley
Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a band playing on this Friday night and there is both indoor and outdoor seating. I thought there would be more “Atmosphere” inside, especially for someplace with the name Folk Art Cafe I would expect a lot more "Art" – Yes there are some items on the walls – but not enough to name the Business after. Go... More 

Thank Luvzog
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

What a great find! Never knew they even existed (and been opened since 2008)! Very glad to see they are doing so well and are so popular. We came on a Friday night around 7:45pm and got right in. The restaurant is very unique in every way, but in a really GOOD way! From the décor, specialty drinks, creative entrees... 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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: 813-234-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?