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El Cap

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

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 73
    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
Simple burger with great flavor and tots!

This place is great for a relaxing night after work -- the service is always perfect. It's not frills but the hamburgers are awesome. You can basically get one or two pieces of meat with a bunch of different cheeses - the tater tots are awesome as are the french fries. We have never had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
drjds71
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. Great atmosphere, and delicious food. Prices are superb as well! Sports on every TV. Gotta love it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is great for a relaxing night after work -- the service is always perfect. It's not frills but the hamburgers are awesome. You can basically get one or two pieces of meat with a bunch of different cheeses - the tater tots are awesome as are the french fries. We have never had a bad burger at this... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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142 restaurant reviews
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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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24 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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
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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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16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?