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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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Ranked #77 of 746 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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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
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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