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El Cap

3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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Ranked #79 of 725 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ok, been there several times before, and wasn't as happy the last 2 times; but last visit was back up to par. GREAT burgers, friendly staff, good service, very friendly cat at outdoor eat area (lol .. his name is sam). Yeah, it's a few bucks more than McDonalds or Burgerking, but it's sooooo much better!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

El Cap is definitely the place to go for a great burger if you're in south Pinellas County. Burgers are always hot fresh and very juicy. Service has always been decent. It's a sports bar type of restaurant and popular so expect a crowd during peak hour and on the weekends.

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st. croix USVI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was first introduced to this timeless burger gem over 20 years ago. I've eaten here alone , with DH, with many friends and family and sometimes shared a basket of fries with other single diners. Besides the friendly atmosphere, the food, specifically, the cheeseburgers, are always among my favorites. In all the times I've eaten here, I have never... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The El Cap was a great local bar, the burgers were good/very good. They used crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, the meat was good. I am always looking for the perfect/best burger...while this was good, I wouldn't put it onto the best category. The bar and service were great neighborhood/dive/sports type place. Would definitely recommend going to this place for food... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant, move on down the road. El Cap is a local favorite for it's flavorful food as well as their employees! The chef is amazing and always come out to say hello and thanks his guests for coming in…..and he means it!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Am finicky about my burgers....demanding is maybe more exact. I wants the right temperature my toppings only and in the right ratio and now that am trying to be gluten free'ish ( it does matter) I need lots of cheese so it doesn't go to waste stuck on the bun. When my little beauty appeared I was a little doubtful.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I hear this place is off the hook... It's not. It's ok but I didn't leave thinking I couldn't wait to go back. It's a good average burger with a lot more hype than it deserves.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm a regular every time I visit St Petersburg. Not only do they have the juiciest burger their wings are meaty and crispy on the outside and moist inside. El Cap is a must visit

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

El Cap has been around for decades on N 4th Street in St. Petersburg. Known mostly by locals who return time after time for some of the best burgers to be found in the area. Indoor, Outdoor, and Bar seating available. Sports TV's and Sports memorabilia line the walls. El Cap is a no-frills, down-home, local favorite. A throwback to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good: Simply a good, greasy cheese burger. I found myself wanting to order another one, but I realized that I would likely pay for that later. Onion rings were just ok. Bad: Nothing. Ugly: Nothing.

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