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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Burger Heaven

We stopped here for a quick lunch and were very pleased with the meal. The onion rings are the best I've had in a long time - very crisp on the outside, not greasy and full of flavor inside. My burger was excellent topped with lettuce tomato and pickle, I skipped the mayo but it was still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
RamblinRuby
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch and were very pleased with the meal. The onion rings are the best I've had in a long time - very crisp on the outside, not greasy and full of flavor inside. My burger was excellent topped with lettuce tomato and pickle, I skipped the mayo but it was still delicious. My husband... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was shocked. I will never be back. I'm not sure I've ever been to a place that charges for tea refills. I don't think I've even been to a place that charges for soft drink refills since the 80's!

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St. Petersburg, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant, do not go here. If you are looking for a nostalgic, truly local hangout, you have found the right place. El Cap has been a fixture in St. Petersburg, Florida since the 1960s - and it hasn't changed much since then. It plays horseraces on tv all day every day, along with... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

As always the hamburgers at El Cap were to die for! Nice and juicy and as medium as requested. Friendly waiting staff, quick service, good food en very friendly prizes made this trip all the more memorable!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great Cheeseburgers., Great Onion Rings. Nice outside area for dining. Staff is very friendly and service was impeccable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been going to El Cap for the last 22 years and have never experienced a bad meal. Cant tell you enough how this place has gotten consistency down to the very science. Was told the ownership has changed, boy I would buy this place in a hearth beat!!! One thing that is important that prices have remained almost the same... More 

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Marshall, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Everybody was really friendly here. The staff was great, and the people made you feel at home. I ordered the cheeseburger and tots. The burger was good, but smaller than I expected. I was disappointed in the size of it. It really wasn't enough to fill me up at all. The tots were crispy and good. I would give this... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been going there since we moved to St. Pete in 2002. It is a popular hangout for us locals. Their burgers are to die for! Ditto on the tater tots. Impeccable service. Most of servers have been there for many years. Johnny is a favorite there & you will catch him coming out of the kitchen to thank... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

great food, probably some (if not most) frozen and fried etc. but who cares really, it's not fine dining. it's a local place with ice cold beer and great burgers and other items too. kinda small menu but everything i've had has been great. really friendly service and i pretty good location.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nothing compares or even comes close to the burgers at el cap. This place is a staple to anyone who lives or knows about the burg. Cool place to catch a game, have a beer, and eat a burger. The jalapeño poppers are great too... Must try this places if you are a burger fan...

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?