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El Cap

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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First time but not the last!!

My wife an I dined at el cap and were not disappointed!! Had onion rings and two of the best burgers we have had since moving to Florida.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Darin J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife an I dined at el cap and were not disappointed!! Had onion rings and two of the best burgers we have had since moving to Florida.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Old school place with the best, two handed, drips to your elbow cheeseburgers around. The fries are crispy and skinny - great alone or as a side. There is indoor and outdoor seating, plenty of tv's to watch, friendly people and service as quick (or not) as you would like. Good for all people who enjoy a good burger.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've finally got back to El Caps for a burger. It's been a while... but the burgers, fries and service has remained the same. All terrific!! What a great place to grab a juicy burger and drink a beer. The service is quick and friendly. If I lived closer, I'd be a regular. Keep up the good work - don't... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

El Cap is the old school burger joint in old town St. Pete. El Cap is the mom and pop place that presidents have dined in . El Cap is sometimes standing room only. El Cap is the kind of place that says, “Cash only” and people obey without fuss. The burgers are that good. ‘Nuff said.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If the TV show Diners, diners, and Drive-ins, hasn't been here yet, they need to drive the red Camaro to this joint to taste some of the best burgers in America. They offer a lot more than burgers, but the burgers are the main event. Bring your hunger and loosen your belt after eating.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Been going here for 20 years or so. This place should be on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Perfect little neighborhood bar/burger joint. Order a cheese burger, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo. Grab extra napkins to wipe your chin and elbows. Awesome!

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

El Cap is a family run sports bar eatery, that easily qualifies as a must do for any visit to the area. The burgers taste like homemade and that's because they are. I recommend two singles for a hearty appetite and only getting a double if you're feeling extra adventurous as the burger is so big at that point you... More 

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Pleasanton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place hasn't changed a bit in the last 40 years and that is why I love it. Amazingly good burgers and cheap draft beer all in a spot that is a pure piece of St. Pete history. No frills, lots of sports history and I simply love sitting at the same concrete tables that I sat at in the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here hoping for a great burger. Nice Waitress, ordered med well burger, came raw in middle, no salt no pepper, everything extra, and fairly expensive. Onion rings almost more than the burger. Greasy, and sloppy. I felt dirty the whole time there. Old place and dirty. Would I go back, no way. My husband said the burgers are much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The burgers were extremely tasty. 5 in our party of 6 all ordered burgers cooked and dressed differently and they all were done perfectly! The odd ball in our group ordered boneless wings that tastes like grilled bbq chicken, it was really good, but if your looking for those fried or battered boneless wings these aren't them. The fries are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: (727) 521-1314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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