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El Cap

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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3500 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1310
(727) 521-1314
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Treasure Island, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been in business for many, many years. That should tell you right there. It's one of the best burgers in town.

Thank janetgallagher
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been here several times over the past 8 years and every visit is just as good. The burgers, fries and dogs are perfect. The staff is always polite and the bathrooms are always clean. I wish there was more space but the establishment is older so I understand. It's a must visit!

Thank EGriff03
Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been yelled at by a waitress before, but now I have. When placing my order I asked to be skipped because I had not decided yet and was told I couldn't be skipped because she had to write the orders down in seat order. Then when I asked about bread options and was trying to decide, the... More 

Thank SARA C
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Cap on way home from Mahaffey Theater found out it has been in business over fifty years and we just checked it out now. Beer and wine, sandwiches, and the tastiest burgers. We tried the fried Mac n cheese bites too -yum. Nice neighborhood pub.

Thank Bratwoman
Alexandria, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good burgers, period! great for families, very casual, good location. I have eaten there several times when I am in town

Pinellas Park, Florida
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I saw the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence on the door, so I know my feelings about El Cap won't mirror most people's, but here we go: This is a local institution for some reason. I guess because it's been around for 60 years. The burger meat was the only redemption here. The burger portion was small, the bun was... More 

Thank Jaimeow
Clearwater, Florida
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

You know those unassuming places that don't look very fancy but have great food? This is one of those spots! If you're looking for nice decor - this is not the place. If you're looking for good food and friendly service from a family run business for over 60 years – then this is definitely the spot! We know there's... More 

Thank SheLuvz2Fly
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I've lived here for 6 years. There are tons of burger places. You can get any crazy meat concoction in the middle of a bun that you could dream of, but if you just want a damn good burger, El Cap is the only place to go. It's fresh, delicious, and cheap. Other places are tasty, but more than twice... More 

Thank Matthew C
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Been here a hour now. The family and those at table next to us are walking out They have lost something it will be a while before I try them again.

Thank larrybilby
Winter Garden, Florida
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431 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Amazing burgers, love the grand slam ham and cheese sandwich. Keep writing the tickets by hand, that is part of the charm of this joint. Will be back, totally recommend,

Thank 0ur_0pini0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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