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El Cap

3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
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Ranked #106 of 724 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
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
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I eat here every few weeks. We always get the same thing: he gets the cheeseburger and I get the grilled chicken sandwich. Both are juicy with FRESH onions and tomato with your choice of cheese. We share a basket of fries. A good choice if that is the kind of food you like in a sports... More

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This established St.Pete diner/ sports bar is known for their hamburgers. Price is around $5 for what is listed as world's best hamburger. I find one is not quite enough, but two for me is too much. Maybe you and a friend can share a second as well as the fries. I read through other reviews and disagreed with many.... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

. . . this is the place! Limited menu, (burgers, fries, etc.) but the burgers are delicious and you can always get extra napkins to sop up the grease from the onion rings and fries.

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are looking for a local, casual place to grab an excellent burger - look no further. Great food and service!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I loved their burgers! They were so good. They were juicy and cooked to perfection. It was so good after I finished mine I got one to go! Ya they were that good. The breaded pork tenderloin sandwich was also very good. To top it all off the atmosphere is very family friendly. I would recommend it to anyone who... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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