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El Cap

3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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Ranked #115 of 711 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The place to go for consistent good burgers, fries, and service. We love this place. It is our 'go to' when we can't think of anything else or are just out and want a bite. Gotta try their BLT's!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As a local, this is a favorite hang out of families and friends...as a tourist, this is probably a place you wouldnt notice and pass by. BIG MISTAKE. Fast friendly service, inexpensive food, and GREAT burgers. We always have someone come by our table and thank us for coming by...we usually stop in about once a week. Its a great... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This place continually gets the "Best Burger in Tampa Bay Area" awards; and after you eat here, you know why. Good service, friendly, GREAT food, good prices. If you are a baseball lover, this is also a reason to visit. They have been here for over 40 yrs, and one visit will show you why it is so popular.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

As usual, the wait staff was friendly,cheerful, etc. The burgers were great; however they seemed a bit smaller, but still worth the money. My only complaint is that they seemed to haved changed the ketchup .. thin and sour .. ewwww.. All that being said, I will still be coming back. As I have said, GREAT burgers and staff!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a St Petersburg landmark old school pub. Love the indoor/outdoor seating. Great place to eat a great burger (or fish sandwich). Menu is limited but that what makes this place so great. The burgers are amazing but be prepared to get messy. They are thick and juicy so grab some napkins and don't be shy. Also cheapest draft... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stopped at El Cap on a whim as we traveled in St. Petersburg. What a an unexpected delight to discover St Pete's hamburger heaven. The cheeseburgers we had were cooked just right and the "works" would have made a nice meal in itself. We are outside on a beautiful day, so the traffic noise was the only drawback to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It's been here forever, and there is a good reason. They do not try to get fancy, they just make great American fare. Their burgers are consistently some of the best for the money in town, service is old-school burger joint friendly, and the atmosphere is as casual as it gets. Not a great beer selection (although it is better... More

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Granna, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We went there on recommendation. We were happy with the service and the food. Don't miss the fried Mac and cheese. They were great! We will come again!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

When my hubby and I are in the mood for a burger, we head down to El Cap and order Cheeseburgers and a basket of fries...delish!!! If we are not in the mood for a burger and fries, we go somewhere else...it truly is a burger place!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The best burger in St pete? i'm not so sure--i liked the burger but it was not memorable, and the fries were disappointing.

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