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El Cap

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

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super Lunch

Cute little sports bar on 4th St in St. Petersburg. On the recommendation of a friend we ordered the cheeseburger. One of the best I've ever eaten.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chicagoan619
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute little sports bar on 4th St in St. Petersburg. On the recommendation of a friend we ordered the cheeseburger. One of the best I've ever eaten.

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Thank Chicagoan619
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cooked beautifully!!! The burger was unbelievably yum! I had mushrooms, grilled onions, and Swiss on a 1/2 pound burger. Phenomenal! A perfect mid rare. Honestly, the smaller 1/4lb would have been more than enough and we split a fry basket. It was very very busy, so we didn't expect fast service, but we still got it. Stuffed! So good. Thank... More 

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Thank Jae M
Largo, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

burger ok> smother with toppings fell apart service was bad others that sat down after us where served 1st and fries where luke warm

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Thank Tommy R
Manassas, Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I travel to St Petersburg several times a year and Try to make a "pilgrimage" to El Cap at least once while I am there. It is an institution. Not fancy and simple menu but just simple great food. You have to have the cheeseburger with onion rings. Always good. For something different try the liver wurst sandwich. Hard to... More 

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Thank coyote099
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Been going for years and I really like the burgers. The place is really run down and the cleanliness of the place has continued to slide. A few years back I made sure I didn't need to go the the bathroom before I went there because the facilities are terrible in all respects. I hope at some point this will... More 

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Thank Zxbailey
Palm Harbor, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Was in St. Pete today Christmas shopping and remembered I couldn't go there without a trip to El Cap. Still the best burger.

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Thank KnotOnYerLife
St. Petersburg, Florida
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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Have been going to El Caps since the 1970s. When in the area make it a point to stop in. It has not changed a bit. Service and food are great. Nice friendly old time Florida Sports Grill and Bar. The burgers are big and juicey. Specials Daily. Cold Beer. Gotta tray it.

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Thank HavBagWiLLTravel
St. Petersburg, Florida
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160 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I kept hearing great things about this burger place and had to try it. I was truly impressed. You can get virtually anything on your burger and it is fresh and juicy! I seriously thought about eating TWO of them. Once you go here, you'll become a customer for life. Being able to sit outside and have a beer along... More 

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Thank PianoMan4000
Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you didn't know this place was here, you would not stop! Just a little hole in the wall bar/restaurant that has outstanding burgers! The service was quick and attentive. We had four people in our party and we all ordered burgers. The do charge extra for lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Worth the up charge. I think it was... More 

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Thank weluv2travel07
Clearwater, Florida
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604 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This place has been around for 60 years. Great hamburgers. They have outside seating. They do charge for all extras. They also do not give refills on drinks. Great old fashioned burgers though.

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Thank Mark0076

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?