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“A St. Pete Institution”
Review of El Cap

El Cap
Ranked #71 of 904 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A St. Pete Institution”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

It's been here forever, and there is a good reason. They do not try to get fancy, they just make great American fare. Their burgers are consistently some of the best for the money in town, service is old-school burger joint friendly, and the atmosphere is as casual as it gets. Not a great beer selection (although it is better than it used to be), but I have never had a bad experience here.

  • Visited September 2013
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Granna, Sweden
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place for a real old fashioned burger”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We went there on recommendation. We were happy with the service and the food. Don't miss the fried Mac and cheese. They were great! We will come again!

  • Visited October 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Super Burger in the Burg!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

When my hubby and I are in the mood for a burger, we head down to El Cap and order Cheeseburgers and a basket of fries...delish!!! If we are not in the mood for a burger and fries, we go somewhere else...it truly is a burger place!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Heidi D
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“UnderWhelmed”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The best burger in St pete? i'm not so sure--i liked the burger but it was not memorable, and the fries were disappointing.

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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“lame”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Yes, El Cap can make a good burger. But I really never have had a bad burger, so let's consider what else this place has to offer. Very quaint dining, almost like you've gone back in time. As for the service, we won't go back. This is a place you like to meet up with your friends. But they will NOT split the bill. They said they would do so at the register, NOT. We were handed a bill filled with abbreviations and left alone to decipher it all. What a ridiculous situation. Really, you can NOT take out your pad of paper and write the orders individually? Really? All in all, bill was about the same as Chili's. That's where we'll go next time.

  • Visited September 2013
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