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Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
+1 813-234-1000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 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...More

Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed 12 January 2016

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....More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 18 December 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....More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 16 December 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....More

Thank ariedelie
Reviewed 16 November 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.

Reviewed 8 November 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...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 2 November 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...More

Thank shoshanab49
Reviewed 1 November 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...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We LOVE Ella's. Our favorite thing to eat there is definitely the wings as an appetizer. Their take on jerk is fantastic and they pair them with a delicious cilantro sour cream. The wineo burger is also fantastic. If you like craft cocktails this is...More

Thank JessicaLizeth
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The last couple of years I have been hearing about Ella's Soul Food Sunday and reading about Ella's and when I finally had a chance to experience Ella's it was really underwhelming.The best thing by far was the Bloody Mary with the Spare Rib ($10)....More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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