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El Cap

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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
Today
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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 76
    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
Great food/okay service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Truckerchic377
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 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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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is an institution. They have been making their burgers probably the same way since the get-go. Tall burgers on those smooshy soft buns (no multigrain, wholegrain whatnot here, thankyouverymuch). Lettuce is iceburg. Fries are thin and delicious. Beer is cold and cheap. Service is brusk, all business, no fluff. The inside is classic dive bar. The outside has... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I think the burger is average for the price. I grew up in St.Pete and once upon a time it was a deal. Now if you ask for a lemon in your water you are charged for it. The restaurant isn't kid friendly - no hi-chairs. My first choice would be Biff. Although El Cap does have some yummy fries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Best place to come and watch the games and have a great burger! I love El cap it's highly recommend by the big burger eaters!

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Kissimmee, Florida
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231 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

El cap was recommended to me by a friend in the area. We went one night and it seemed so simple, perhaps even like a dive, but the burgers were great, as were the fried mac and cheese bites. In fact the bites were the bomb!! The "chef" came out of the kitchen once every hour or so to say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The title says it all. Great atmosphere, and delicious food. Prices are superb as well! Sports on every TV. Gotta love it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is great for a relaxing night after work -- the service is always perfect. It's not frills but the hamburgers are awesome. You can basically get one or two pieces of meat with a bunch of different cheeses - the tater tots are awesome as are the french fries. We have never had a bad burger at this... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Came back for more! We were driving by one evening and saw the old neon sign and plenty of folks eating outside. It looked cute, so we turned around and gave it a try. The burgers were juicy, inexpensive and delicious. Our daughter had the corn dog bites and declared them awesome. We returned this week to see if the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

By far one of the best hamburger joints in St. Petersburg or anywhere else in the the Tampa area. Well worth the trip. Burgers are cooked perfectly, onion rings to die for, and excellent service. Beer selection is excellent. What else could you want. The prices are very good. Can't wait to go back.

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Additional Information about El Cap

Address: 3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
Phone Number: (727) 521-1314
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?