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Ella B's Southern

4.6
4.6
341 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Ella B's Restaurant is the premiere food establishment of Arlington TX. Conveniently located across from the AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, Ella B's is the restaurant of choice for great food, live entertainment and a layed back vibe. Join us to Experience Ella B's Entertainment - TGIF Friday's and Saturday Night Live entertainment featuring Dallas/Fort Worth's best R&B and Neo Soul bands on Friday and Saturday nights. The Ella B's Culinary Experience features cajun and soul food recipes created by nominated Chef of the Year by Cultural Map and former Dallas Cowboy Sous Chef Patrick Whitfield. Reservations are required Friday through Sunday and walkin's are welcome Wednesday and Thursday. Stay tuned for the Ella B's Patio Experience coming later in August 2021.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food, Jamaican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (214) 288-0186

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Patrick Whitfield

  • Catering

    Please contact 214-288-0186 for details regarding catering. Custom menus available for private events.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact 214-288-0186 for details regarding private events and rentals. Ella B's has a private room that seats 25 people. Custom catering menu available

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Randoll Mills and Collins Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in front of restaurant and on the side. Valet available some nights

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great experience. Food was good and waitress was very attentive and nice. Live band was good. Overall great vibe. Just was disappointed that some menu items were sold out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, from the lady who greeted us to our waitress Jada and the other staff who were very attentive. The food was amazing and came to our table within 10 minutes of us ordering. We went on a Saturday and the band was amazing as well. The only thing I don't understand is places lately charge an entertainment fee of $10 per person to hear the band play, even if you are already seated eating. It caught me off guard, but now I know.
  3. AL

    AnneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the salmon. Excellent dish prepared with a sauce that included small shrimp on a bed of perfectly mashed potatoes. The portion was more than enough, adequately priced. I paired my meal with Moscato. My date ordered the lamb chops. He devoured them! Perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. I think I saw asparagus before he joined the Clean Plate Club. He paired his meal with a red wine. Excellent live band. Not too loud. Great selection of jazz music.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    The food was average and the drinks where aweful and cheap
  5. M

    Melinda

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So awesome !! Jennifer and the young lady that assisted us was phenomenal. I didn’t get the oxtails which was what I had been wanting for months. I had the chicken. And hush puppies and greens. Greens were as close to my moms as I’ve ever tasted and chicken was fried right. Oh let’s not forget about Mac and cheese. It was like the Mac you only get on holidays or Sundays and it was worth it.
  6. MJ

    MaryJ

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. This will be my new weekend spot.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  8. LM

    LatishaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A Little warm. I’m not sure if it was after the awesome drinks. But everything was great. EVERYTHING
  9. L

    Lynelle

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience is so nice here. Love the food and the service is second to none. They were really attentive to our table.
  10. d

    doublemynt

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome soul food, great service. We had friends in town who loved it. Definitely come back and bringing the family.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To put it simply everything was amazing the vibe, the food, the service, prices wasn’t to bad but definitely worth it im definitely going back.
  12. ST

    Stirr1stTimer

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, culture, service, ambiance, music ALL wonderful. The band is awesome, the entire vibe was great. We're going back in a couple of weeks.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and music we on point!
  14. RB

    RyssB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the salmon and crawfish croquettes as well as the fried fish plate. Drinks were a little pricey but good. Would comd again, I missed the live music night (which is one of the main reasons I came) which I found out is every Friday night. Staff was amazing and super attentive!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best restaurant in the DFW. I'm glad that I celebrated my birthday there.
  16. RW

    ReginaW

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We always feel as though you’re trying to turn over tables to accommodate everyone but last night wasn’t a particular busy night. We came for the band and dinner, no band but we stayed anyway. We were seated by 8 and out the door by 9. We felted rushed to leave by our waitress while i was still nibbling at my foot i was asked if i wasn’t a Togo plate. Then when I pushed the plate anyway she arrived with the check we were just starting out cocktails. Weren’t asked if we wanted anything else or maybe another drink. We finished the drinks we had and left.
  17. S

    Summer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We loved the ambiance and the decor. The music was great, even though there was no live music this time. This was our first visit to Ella B’s. The staff was great, everyone was attentive. The seating was a little uncomfortable in the raised seats but we were still able to stay a few hours. We were excited about the food but it feel a little bit flat. My date finally decided on the oxtails, but they weren’t available. She got the lamb chops instead and the asparagus wasn’t available. She said the lamb chops were gamey. I got the honey fried chicken and was disappointed I couldn’t pick my pieces as I only eat certain pieces of chicken. The one piece I ate was good, but the others didn’t have much of the honey sauce on them and it seemed to be where all of the flavor was. We both loved the greens. The sweet potatoes and peach cobbler couldn’t have cooked a little longer but were good. Overall we are glad with our choice and I personally want to try some other options there. If I return I’ll likely get only sides and starters.
  18. ID

    IvoryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing food! The cabbage was delicious OMG! A friend of mine came in town from back home and this was our place to catch up and the food was definitely good! I had the honey glazed wings ... 😋 I will be back for sure!
  19. TA

    TAMDAY

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is EXCELLENT!!! The food is OUTSTANDING!!! This is my second time dining here!! I brought a couple of girlfriends here to experience this AWESOME RESTURANT because MACK… one of their AWESOME WAITERS…. Told me to be sure to come back!!! I wanted him to show them the GREAT SERVICE that this beautiful resturant gives !! They give you sooooooo much food… that you have enough to take home for lunch the next day!! I love this place and will continue to bring my friends and family here to experience FINE DINING… EXCELLENT FOOD & OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!! Thanks MACK for your EXCELENT service!!!
  20. LP

    LeonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end. Appetizers quick and tasty, drinks on point, main course came out quick and delicious, and the band KILLED it. We will definitely be back soon and will recommend not to our family and friends. Thank you for a great evening.
  21. RR

    ReneeR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Croquettes were good, drink was great. They only have sweet tea. My catfish and fries were salty. I told the manager, (I assume she was a manager when she came to our table and asked how was our food) her response was, Are you a diabetic? I did not understand that response but No I am not a diabetic. Was not what I expected.
  22. D

    Dg008

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience, featuring amazing southern food, tasty drinks, and super friendly staff!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall the brunch was great… they didn’t have the roasted chicken nor mimosas tower but we wasn’t told that until after we ordered. Our waitress Nikki was great also.
  24. SA

    ShondraA

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ella Bs was a great date night spot! Super laid back. Customer service was excellent
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella B’s is a great spot for a Girls Night Out. The food is delicious and the music is great. Anything you order is worth your taste buds!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and impeccable customer service!
  27. E

    Emac

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was slow and they sent our food to another table which made it even slower. We waited over an hour for food and was on the brink of leaving. The music was great and great vibes overall. The sound could have been lowered by a lot, but it was tolerable.
  28. BW

    BruchellW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my first experience at Ella B’s. Parking was crazy as it was Game day. But the staff ensured guest did not get caught up in the $60 game parking. Our server was Yasmine(spell check). I loved her spirit and energy. I loved that the managers checked on the guest and all of the servers worked as a team. I ordered the potstickers and catfish plate. The food came out in a timely manner, hot, fresh, and delicious! I have 0 complaints. Oh and the Honey Smash was a hit. I’m normally a fruity drink type of girl, but really enjoyed this drink! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. d

    doublemynt

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed with Ella Bs! Our server(s) were quick and attentive. Drinks were great. I got the Harlem Nights. Food was delicious and timely. I have been looking for a great soul food place for a while and Ella Bs did not disappoint! This place was a whole vibe. We went on a Thursday and they had karaoke. The DJ and host were awesome and could sing! I will most definitely be coming back with family and friends.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my son’s birthday special. He LOVED the food, Oxtails/Mac-N-Cheese. The bread pudding was to die for!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my friend enjoyed ourselves for our girls night out. The food was great and the vibe was perfect.
  32. SS

    SharianS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation for 6. We all had an awesome time. The food and the music all good! We tried it all—stuffed turkey/pasta, fried fish, fried chicken, greens, all good! The service was exceptional! The young lady was very attentive the ENTIRE time. All staff/owners seemed to pitch in to make the experience pleasurable!
  33. VW

    ValarieW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I loved the spacing of the tables and how we were able to be seated upon arrival. The honey fried chicken was delicious as well as the greens. My apple martini did its job! I was grooving with the DJ.
  34. SK

    StacyK

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome awesome!!! I was in town for the weekend and this spot was suggested by Friend.. The food and service was great I definitely go back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and we had great time. The service was outstanding. We had Mrs. Nicky for our server and she was very attentive, personable, patient and full of energy. She made the dining experience top notch. The entertainment was spectacular. We will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great atmosphere and great music
  37. SG

    SaundraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Took my hubby here for his birthday as recommended by a friend. It was great, food was delicious I had the fried chicken only complaint is I was expecting 2 pieces of white and 2 dark since it was a 4 piece serving. Only had 1 wing with 2 legs and a tight. I don't eat dark meat at all so only had one piece to eat. I knew about the $10 entertainer fee I didn't know you can only stay 2 hours at a table on the weekend so that should've been told when we paid the extra money at 8 since we'd already been there for an hour and half by then. So we only got 30 minutes to enjoy the band before we were told we needed to leave. We will go back just with the knowledge to plan accordingly. Again food was delicious and so was the atmosphere he loved the surprise outing.
  38. KJ

    KatJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the lamb chops, collard greens & corn bread, everything was absolutely delicious
  39. JW

    JWin

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here and no complaints each time. I love this place. Food and service is always amazing and worth the drive!
  40. KJ

    KrissyJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed. This time my family wanted to go eat somewhere with a nice vibe. They loved it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ella B's Southern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 288-0186.

Ella B's Southern is rated 4.6 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Ella B's Southern

1004 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randoll Mills and Collins Street

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food, Jamaican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in front of restaurant and on the side. Valet available some nights

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Patrick Whitfield

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 288-0186

  • Catering

    Please contact 214-288-0186 for details regarding catering. Custom menus available for private events.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact 214-288-0186 for details regarding private events and rentals. Ella B's has a private room that seats 25 people. Custom catering menu available

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