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Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Southeast Seminole Heights, Tampa
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    Stephanie M.
    "Soul food Sundays are excellent as well."(7 Tips)
    Melissa L.
    "Try the wino burger and chocolate drunken cake."(4 Tips)
    Kim G.
    "tuna cracka stacka"(2 Tips)
    Krissy B.
    "The bloody Ella is awesome!"(2 Tips)
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  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew StaehleOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Possibly the best restaurant in Tampa for foodie style dining with great drinks and beers. The atmosphere is only topped by the food. Recommended on every level. Very busy at peak times.
  • Brandi T.
    Brandi TaftMarch 3, 2019
    Soul food Sunday's are AMAZING! The VBQ Sammich is so good! (Smoked portabella & tofu smothered in BBQ Sauce on yummy bun... Multiple vegan options, mac n cheese, corn, sweet potato fries. Yum!
  • a m.heart icon on user image
    a mJune 11, 2015
    The "Good Burger" is delicious!! (Shoutout to all the 90's kids!) I do wish they had more gluten free/vegan combinations, but I will keep coming back either way! It's all about the ambiance!
  • Melissa L.heart icon on user image
    Melissa LindseyFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best and most unique food in Tampa....anything you order is amazing. Drinks are super strong also. Try the wino burger and chocolate drunken cake. There is tons of rum in the cake!!!!
  • Alfonza H.
    Alfonza HowardMay 4, 2014
    Nice vibe and ambiance there! Great drinks and nice soul food selections as well. Definitely have to try at least once!
  • Simonne V.heart icon on user image
    Simonne ValdezMarch 27, 2013
    Killer king! Probably one if the best desserts ever! Has chimichanga with bananas, peanut butter, candied pecans, fruit, whip cream and ice cream! Probably best to share!
  • William C.heart icon on user image
    William CaseyApril 12, 2013
    Ella's is straight up awesome. The Wino burger with sweet potato fries = FRICKIN' AMAZING. Kim is the bestest server evah (and is super hot). Ask for her, and make sure to tip her super awesomely!
  • Ben G.heart icon on user image
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 26, 2016
    Delicious if dry cornbread, great fried green tomatoes and all the best cigar city beers. Give the apple pie cider a shot.
  • Emma R.heart icon on user image
    Emma RichardsonNovember 24, 2016
    The chef's hummus, hippy pizza, and the good burger are all GREAT vegan options! I always have leftovers too. The atmosphere is great.
  • Kimberley A.heart icon on user image
    Kimberley AsanteJuly 12, 2015
    We had the rasta-far-fries and the beef tenderloin pizza. Our drinks were also very very nice. I will definitely return to this place
  • David M.
    David MangoldOctober 25, 2016
    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? A Genious!!
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia ClineAugust 20, 2011
    Finally a place in FL with culture. Pair that with the soul food, artwork and good tunes and it makes this bar the best thing Tampa has going for it.
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomApril 25, 2011
    Stop for "Soul Food Sundays" and listen to live music while eating fried catfish or chicken and waffles under a canopy of oaks. The Short List: one of our top 5 best restaurants for al fresco dining. Read more
  • Curtis E.heart icon on user image
    Curtis ElliottAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Strong pours, great people, almost every dish is worth getting. A great way to kick off the weekend.
  • renee u.
    renee uihleinNovember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the badd burger is my favorite, chicken spidini delicious, tuna stacka..yum..wish the portion was bigger..stuffed pepper gumbo..amazing..love the atmosphere. must check this place out.
  • Kim G.
    Kim GodinAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is near and dear to my heart literally... the artwork keeps you plenty company as you await your food. My personal fave is the veggie burger, tuna cracka stacka, and any number of specials =-)
  • Will C.heart icon on user image
    Will C.May 18, 2018
    Really good and delicious food! Wait staff is really friendly! I cannot wait to return!!!
  • Haas C.
    Haas CollinsApril 5, 2020
    Food is great!!! Especially the shrimp and grits. The collard greens are delicious as well.
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomApril 21, 2011
    Ella's has great outdoor seating under the canopy of oaks and live entertainment that gives kids the opportunity to move around. The short list: one of our top 5 best places to eat with your kids. Read more
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PeasJuly 28, 2010
    Ella's has a very large menu, but still manages to get every dish right. If you come on a weekend night or after 7pm on thursdays, be prepared to wait for a table. I suggest waiting at the bar, where
  • Dulcinea C.heart icon on user image
    Dulcinea Cuellar KimreyMay 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Charlie. He will treat you like you are his only table Personable, funny and a great server. Ask for Charlie... and order the polenta app.
  • Teagan A.heart icon on user image
    Teagan AlexanderJune 17, 2013
    my favorite restaurant.. ever. you're in for a treat! killer atmosphere, music, food, and people!
  • Lindsey L.heart icon on user image
    Lindsey LingAugust 5, 2016
    Great atmosphere! Sit on the outside deck when it's cool outside.
  • akaCarioca
    akaCariocaNovember 27, 2011
    Applewood smoked bacon dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with toasted peanuts for dessert? YES! Hell yes! You have to try to believe!!!!!
  • Dulcinea C.heart icon on user image
    Dulcinea Cuellar KimreyJune 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the grilled polenta with goat cheese. Yummy. You won't regret it. .
  • 🙈Ur Highnes🙊 M.
    🙈Ur Highnes🙊 Mr.Wilkins🙉May 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday's Chicken and waffles are awesome and if you are from the south... You must try the shrimp and grits!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SegelSeptember 6, 2010
    This is a very cool neighborhood restaurant and bar with fantastic food and great live music. One more step towards Tampa becoming America's next great city! Read more
  • Melissa B.heart icon on user image
    Melissa BlackSeptember 25, 2016
    Shrimp & grits is delicious!!
  • Lorenzo C.
    Lorenzo CanteraDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fantastic place with amazing good food. There's not a bad seat in the house!
  • Kim C.heart icon on user image
    Kim ChavezNovember 17, 2013
    Definitely order their Bloody Mary with a rib!
  • Jessica P.
    Loved the Moscow Mule - vodka, ginger beer, lime, bitters
  • Karl S.
    Karl StubbsNovember 10, 2013
    Awesome! Great food, great drinks, and entertainment.
  • oscar b.
    oscar benavidesMay 29, 2016
    Food and atmosphere is cool.. Except don't try the biscuits and gravy.
  • Zac M.heart icon on user image
    Zac McCormickFebruary 6, 2016
    Everything here is amazing.
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie MoixJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the good burger, the roots, or the hippy pizza. Soul food Sundays are excellent as well.
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda W.October 16, 2011
    The fried green tomatoes are amazing -- a must-have appetizer! Great Sunday Soul Food offering too.
  • Jeanne W.
    Jeanne WoodMay 23, 2014
    Awesome food, fun place, meatloaf and wings were awesome.
  • Arianna M.heart icon on user image
    Arianna MillerMay 26, 2016
    The veggie burger and sweet potato fries were amazing!
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa SawyerJanuary 15, 2012
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Get the King Killers dessert. You won't be disappointed!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MNovember 10, 2012
    Great place! The6 prepare their own bacon, believe it or not!! Ask :)
  • REAX M.
    REAX MusicMay 15, 2010
    Top rated on the REAX Great Burger Debate! Sweet Potatoe Fries are Fries! No matter what Joe says. Anyway, burgers cooked to perfection!
  • Anna W.heart icon on user image
    Anna WFebruary 21, 2015
    Get the Jerk Chicken and Pauly's Chop! delicious!!
  • Marc K.
    Marc KuiperJanuary 20, 2013
    Awesome place. Great service! Veggie Mac n cheese is delicious!
  • Willie L.heart icon on user image
    Willie LawsonSeptember 6, 2014
    Great place! Great food, great atmosphere!
  • Laura M.heart icon on user image
    Laura MaesJuly 18, 2015
    Yummy Yummy!!! Root Salad With Salmon
  • Clayton J.heart icon on user image
    Clayton JohnsonOctober 16, 2014
    Bloody Mary's are the bomb. And any food you order will not dissapoint.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SmithAugust 3, 2013
    Best mashed potatoes... My fav is the gorgonzola.
  • Connect Global
    Connect GlobalNovember 15, 2013
    Great Atmosphere and delicious menu. Go on a Sunday!
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FarrisMay 11, 2014
    Get the chimi's! You will NOT regret it!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JanovskyMay 29, 2012
    Chef hummus - changes weekly! Come in sweats, or come in a suit - no one cares.
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