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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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Ranked #95 of 734 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
Tampa, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The burgers are greasy. The buns are toasted. Order with grilled onions. The fries are thin and crisp. Eat them quickly they cool off quickly. This is a sports bar with plenty of TVs and sports items of all kinds around the room. The place has tons of charm and good service.

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clearwater,fl
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My Favorite Things at El Cap The Rare Hamburgers are the Best! The wings are the meatiest ! U gotta have the spicy chilli El Cap solidifies this 4th St neighborhood as the place that the foodies go to eat. The friendly servers down to the juicey burgers and beer make this an icon of Fab corner restaurants in St... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Right to the point ..., Fast and friendly service by my waitress. Took the time to answer my questions. I like the outdoor seating area and the Tv's " good if you go solo" It was very busy this long time standing restaurant in St. Pete, I think at least 35 years! This place serves A LOT of burgers, nothing... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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