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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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    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
finally......

I've finally got back to El Caps for a burger. It's been a while... but the burgers, fries and service has remained the same. All terrific!! What a great place to grab a juicy burger and drink a beer. The service is quick and friendly. If I lived closer, I'd be a regular. Keep up the good work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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st pete
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've finally got back to El Caps for a burger. It's been a while... but the burgers, fries and service has remained the same. All terrific!! What a great place to grab a juicy burger and drink a beer. The service is quick and friendly. If I lived closer, I'd be a regular. Keep up the good work - don't... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

El Cap is the old school burger joint in old town St. Pete. El Cap is the mom and pop place that presidents have dined in . El Cap is sometimes standing room only. El Cap is the kind of place that says, “Cash only” and people obey without fuss. The burgers are that good. ‘Nuff said.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Been going here for 20 years or so. This place should be on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Perfect little neighborhood bar/burger joint. Order a cheese burger, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo. Grab extra napkins to wipe your chin and elbows. Awesome!

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

El Cap is a family run sports bar eatery, that easily qualifies as a must do for any visit to the area. The burgers taste like homemade and that's because they are. I recommend two singles for a hearty appetite and only getting a double if you're feeling extra adventurous as the burger is so big at that point you... More 

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Pleasanton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place hasn't changed a bit in the last 40 years and that is why I love it. Amazingly good burgers and cheap draft beer all in a spot that is a pure piece of St. Pete history. No frills, lots of sports history and I simply love sitting at the same concrete tables that I sat at in the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here hoping for a great burger. Nice Waitress, ordered med well burger, came raw in middle, no salt no pepper, everything extra, and fairly expensive. Onion rings almost more than the burger. Greasy, and sloppy. I felt dirty the whole time there. Old place and dirty. Would I go back, no way. My husband said the burgers are much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The burgers were extremely tasty. 5 in our party of 6 all ordered burgers cooked and dressed differently and they all were done perfectly! The odd ball in our group ordered boneless wings that tastes like grilled bbq chicken, it was really good, but if your looking for those fried or battered boneless wings these aren't them. The fries are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is an institution. They have been making their burgers probably the same way since the get-go. Tall burgers on those smooshy soft buns (no multigrain, wholegrain whatnot here, thankyouverymuch). Lettuce is iceburg. Fries are thin and delicious. Beer is cold and cheap. Service is brusk, all business, no fluff. The inside is classic dive bar. The outside has... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I think the burger is average for the price. I grew up in St.Pete and once upon a time it was a deal. Now if you ask for a lemon in your water you are charged for it. The restaurant isn't kid friendly - no hi-chairs. My first choice would be Biff. Although El Cap does have some yummy fries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Best place to come and watch the games and have a great burger! I love El cap it's highly recommend by the big burger eaters!

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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

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?