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Ella's American Folk Art Cafe, Tampa, FL
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Ella's American Folk Art Cafe

4.7
4.7
819 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of Seminole Heights, just minutes from Downtown Tampa, we are an eclectic independent eatery, music venue and art gallery that is dedicated to nourishing your stomach and your soul! Please call 813-234-1000 to book parties of 6 or more (Gratuity is added for groups of 8 or more) Thank you

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Soul food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (813) 234-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please email partyatellas@gmail.com for our catering menus.

  • Private party facilities

    Ellas offers many options for your private event. From general meetings to wedding parties, we can accommodate you in our loft space, our beautiful patio or the entire restaurant can be yours. Please contact Amy at 813-234-1000.

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Shadowlawn

  • Parking details

    Private lot behind restaurant, private paved lot on Shadowlawn. At AA Casey across the street after 5pm and all day Sunday. At Value (next door) after 7 pm and all day Sunday. Overflow lot located at 5108 N Nebraska (1 block south--look for Elvis mural on blue building) Please no parking on Shadowlawn.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 819 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Great for brunch

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  1. MA

    MiguelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food . Relaxing environment. My wife and me had a good time and really enjoyed the food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was a sweetheart. The food was great and we love the atmosphere
  3. RN

    RobbNewTampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before going to “Hamilton” at The Straz, the wife and I had dinner at Ella’s. The cocktails were mixed to perfection & we highly recommend the Seminole Heights Gnocchi & the Dog House salad. I didn’t even know what gnocchi was! This trendy cafe deserves another visit!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been wanting to come to Ella’s for years and finally made it. Did NOT disappoint! From cocktails and shareables, to entree, there is TONS of flavor. Initially some of the prices seemed high but being that they source the freshest ingredients from local sources, as well as making everything from scratch, you’re paying for quality (without skimping on portion sizes). Every detail/ingredient tastes carefully thought out. Loved the ambiance and the folk art throughout too!
  5. r

    reasonablevoice

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic menu, southern influenced. Food and drinks were fantastic. I enjoyed Ella’s more than many other Tampa restaurants.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Incredible drinks. Kind and knowledgeable staff. It was an incredible date night experience. 10/10. Wish we could go back for soul food Sunday!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ella’s is a great place their menu is filled with interesting recipes. The staff was awesome very quick to respond to issues and try to fix it as soon as possible. The drinks were great and strong.
  8. d

    dawnm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome. Everything hot and fresh and to quote my husband “the collard greens were off the chain!”
  9. K

    Kap27

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Olivia was very pleasant and sweet and the food was excellent
  10. J

    Jami

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fabulous Alton is the best! Attentive, smiling, friendly, great service!
  11. BM

    BethM

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoy this restaurant very much. Food & service are always very good. Happy New Year!
  12. AC

    AmyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and our food was amazing! We plan on making this one of our regular places now.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time having dinner there. Food was amazing, service good, very friendly. It’s a unique chill vibe.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got to spend time with friends in the nice outdoor area! always a great meal and experience at ella’s
  15. S

    Sheelapeela

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    We love Ellas and go there often so it was surprising on a Wednesday night they had a DJ playing loud records. The food and drinks and service were excellent, but we had to yell out loud when talking and we were in a booth (with 6 people). We all felt like the loud music of obscure songs really took away from the really cool ambience.
  16. MP

    MariaP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing artwork. Fantastic music. Great service. AND BEST RIBS!!!
  17. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, good and service was excellent. Charles was great. We always love coming.
  18. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ella’s is a consistently good hang. Great people, fairly diverse crowd, easygoing vibe. The food is mostly good, but there are disappointments. We ordered a special—pork loin stuffed with kimchi. It had potential, but the pork was overcooked and thus too dry. Unfortunately, the chef tried to counteract this by drowning it in Hoison. Also, our server recommended the chocolate cake for dessert. No bueno. Clearly not made in-house, and possibly not even cake. On the upside, a cool, fun band—Hot Tonic—had the place in full swing.
  19. d

    dbruno

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints.
  20. CN

    CynthiaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dining experiences at Ella’s have been great. Delicious food, great service and nice venue.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entrées were great. Spread the love appetizer was just meh. Desserts could be better. Service was excellent. I had requested outside seating and expect to be seated on the patio, instead, we were seated on the street and the ambience was lacking.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and reasonable prices.
  23. ME

    MEK72

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed they were out of the Shrimp dish I wanted to order. Had to order something else. Reservation was for 7:15 on Saturday night- seemed early to be out of a menu item.
  24. S

    Sesame1234

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cheeseburger was delicious however missing everything it stated it was coming with to complete. I was done before receiving a condiment but that does say how good it tasted. They were out of several items on a new menu but that could have been due to holiday weekend n reopening. I would recommend & go back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Only downside was sitting outside and having the loud traffic but out the control for anyone and wasn’t a downgrade on the experience. Enjoyed the ambiance of the patio. Food and service was great! :)
  26. AI

    AnnI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and evening visiting with an old friend. The service was excellent and ambiance wonderful!
  27. PA

    PATRICIAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great fin great service best ambiance in tampa
  28. BP

    BradP

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to enjoy great food and drink at Ella's!
  29. SY

    SYN61990

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! All of the staff members were friendly. Will be returning!
  30. M

    Maryo

    Tampa

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. The place has a cool fun vibe but the kitchen was out of 3 items we ordered Not well managed kitchen.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing - and so was the food!!
  32. T

    Tampa88

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful old Florida outdoor dining area, the best part. Friendly attentive service and quality food. Supports live music. Value of food via combo of price, quality, and serving size is one of the only downsides.
  33. BW

    BruceW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for out of town diner guests that enjoy eating outside in the heart of Seminole Heights.
  34. MD

    MikeD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and great food!
  35. AS

    AndreS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere a little price based on what you get.
  36. JS

    JennyS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is eclectic and very good, ambiance is casual but unique.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and delicious. Service was great
  38. BM

    BethM

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice dinner, food was good , outstanding service. Thanks for a nice experience!
  39. NR

    NissieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything About Ella’s! Signed, Demanding, laid back foodie 😋🥳
  40. H

    Hereforthesnacks

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the brisket with fried green tomatoes and the fried catfish with bacon Mac and cheese. Absolutely amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ella's American Folk Art Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ella's American Folk Art Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 234-1000.

Ella's American Folk Art Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 819 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


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Ella's American Folk Art Cafe

5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shadowlawn

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private lot behind restaurant, private paved lot on Shadowlawn. At AA Casey across the street after 5pm and all day Sunday. At Value (next door) after 7 pm and all day Sunday. Overflow lot located at 5108 N Nebraska (1 block south--look for Elvis mural on blue building) Please no parking on Shadowlawn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 234-1000

  • Catering

    Please email partyatellas@gmail.com for our catering menus.

  • Private party facilities

    Ellas offers many options for your private event. From general meetings to wedding parties, we can accommodate you in our loft space, our beautiful patio or the entire restaurant can be yours. Please contact Amy at 813-234-1000.

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