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3500 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 72
    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
Juicy burger, friendly service!

Came back for more! We were driving by one evening and saw the old neon sign and plenty of folks eating outside. It looked cute, so we turned around and gave it a try. The burgers were juicy, inexpensive and delicious. Our daughter had the corn dog bites and declared them awesome. We returned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
2flyby
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Came back for more! We were driving by one evening and saw the old neon sign and plenty of folks eating outside. It looked cute, so we turned around and gave it a try. The burgers were juicy, inexpensive and delicious. Our daughter had the corn dog bites and declared them awesome. We returned this week to see if the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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192 reviews 192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

By far one of the best hamburger joints in St. Petersburg or anywhere else in the the Tampa area. Well worth the trip. Burgers are cooked perfectly, onion rings to die for, and excellent service. Beer selection is excellent. What else could you want. The prices are very good. Can't wait to go back.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Most important... The burgers are amazing. Quality beef....cooked to your temperature and juicy. Lettuce and pickles crispy....think of your best burger ever. This is it. Killer beer selection. Surprise crispy broccoli bites. Right on a busy drag its old Florida at its finest.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?