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El Cap Restaurant

Burger Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
Allendale Park - Five Points, Saint Petersburg
  • Katherine N.
    "Try the corn dog nuggets they are delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Jeremy D.
    "Get a fantastic burger and split a basket of fries."(2 Tips)
    "You have to try the onion rings and fried mac and cheese bites"(3 Tips)
    Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    "The cheese burgers to beat all cheese burgers"(6 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • cheeseburgers
  • corn dog nuggets
  • basket of fries
  • onion rings
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  • Patty R.
    Patty RemmellAugust 19, 2014
    We were there at lunch. Friendly service at the bar and a very short wait. Burgers were awesome, fried mac and cheese bites sinful, and prices are low. Pluses for being a Rays fan hangout!
  • Dixies D.
    Dixies DoghouseJune 30, 2013
    The 8oz beer is just the right size for those who are not big beer drinkers but want a cold one with their burger. Burgers are very juicy. Thick cut tomato, onion, and pickle round it put nicely.
  • Whitney S.
    Whitney SmithJanuary 31, 2012
    Best burger I have ever had. Here is a tip for the service. Sunday around noon sit at the bar. The owner is there and you always get service fast when she is there.
  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LongAugust 14, 2013
    Burgers are soooo good! Spend the extra $1 or so and get it with cheddar cheese and the works! Amazing!
  • Lee M.
    Lee McAlileyJanuary 24, 2013
    If this is not the most beautiful cheeseburger available at a place with an excellent selection of beers then I don't know what to tell you. Go there, do it, now!
  • Brandt C.
    Brandt CosgroveDecember 4, 2014
    Gotta do the burgers, hard to choose between the jalapeño poppers and the onion rings so get both and share.
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomApril 20, 2011
    El Cap isn't too close to the Trop, but if you're driving from Hillsborough it's on the way and is one of the area's better burgers. The Short List: one of our top 5 places to eat before a Rays game. Read more
  • Bethany
    BethanyJuly 17, 2011
    Corn dog nuggets are hot and delicious! Draft beers are tiny, but the burgers are juicy and old school. The dog-friendly patio has nice tables, fans, and tvs.
  • Micah
    MicahOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Gotta know where you're at. Five stars it's not. Great burgers, cold beer and chill atmosphere. Love the Mac-n-cheese bites.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 31, 2012
    The perfect burger--juicy, perfectly seasoned and medium rare--is priceless. Here it’s less than $5. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica GonzalezJuly 30, 2015
    The fried pork tenderloin sandwich with grilled onions and tomato is fantastic!
  • It's me
    It's meSeptember 8, 2012
    Killer burgers with a basket of fries... Comparable to NYC's Corner Bistro, without the historical charm and cranky waiters ;)
  • CJ W.
    CJ WrightDecember 26, 2009
    Rated as the best burger joint in the Tampa Bay area for many years. Burgers are a la carte (so you'll have to pay for pickles) but the service is fantastic! Great atmosphere as well.
  • Alicia 🍀 F.
    Alicia 🍀 F.April 26, 2012
    The waitress count their money on the front bar and in front of customers and the gentlemen is the only good bartender ... My opinion! You definitely should never count your tips up front!
  • David A.
    David AlbertFebruary 21, 2015
    The burgers are a work of art... sloppy, juicy, and full of flavor. It doesn't get any better than this.
  • El Captain P.
    This place has bomb ass burgers! Same price as fast food and you get a REAL burger cooked the you want.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BallardMarch 24, 2014
    Can we sit anywhere? "Yes" - Waitress - "we usually reserve these tables for 6 or more. You can sit over there...." Umm yaaaa.
  • Maryann B.
    Maryann BalboOctober 23, 2012
    Hair on my bun. It happens. It's all about how you handle it. Waitress gave me a new bun. And, no apology. Hmmm
  • Cassi L.
    Cassi LeeJuly 31, 2014
    Great burgers although they could have been hot. The server left them sitting too long and forgot our fries :(
  • Theresa C.
    Theresa CollingtonApril 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bottled beer is on ice and super cold, and u can ask for a cold glass. Perfect to wash a burger down.
  • Donna D.
    Donna DemiloFebruary 12, 2015
    Liked it! Pretty busy for a Wednesday. Burgers rock! Great Cole Slaw too.
  • chris r.
    chris rJuly 11, 2010
    Best burgers and sports atmosphere in St. Pete. Enjoy the cheaper than usual beer prices and have a Corona for me.
  • Tierra M.
    Tierra MApril 24, 2011
    Burgers are awesome here! I love the onion rings, but not a big fan of the french fries.
  • Katherine N.
    Katherine NarunsMarch 17, 2012
    Awesome burgers! Try the corn dog nuggets they are delicious!
  • Tom S.
    Tom ShaySeptember 25, 2011
    Gotta agree with the slow service comments. At 10 minutes no staff has said hello to us. I want to do business with locals instead of Five Guys, but gotta show you want our business.
  • Craig
    CraigDecember 29, 2012
    Burger wasn't bad. Was expecting better. Price for what I got wasn't worth it. McDonald's angus burger was better and can get the meal with free refills for less $$. Service was great
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 31, 2014
    Amazing burgers. Def try the Mac and cheese bites!
  • Zach W.
    Zach WendkosJune 27
    Been here 5+ times
    The best burgers in St. Pete!
  • Phil
    PhilOctober 17, 2012
    You have to try the onion rings and fried mac and cheese bites
  • Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    The cheese burgers to beat all cheese burgers
  • Zac M.
    Zac McCormickSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers are amazing. They don't split checks though.
  • Danya
    DanyaDecember 31, 2012
    This place is awesome. Great food and pleasant staff.
  • Brent C.
    Brent CarterAugust 7, 2013
    Great burgers. Charge you for EVERYTHING!
  • Tony G.
    Tony GaetaMarch 13
    The service sucks. Period. Their burgers, however, among the best.
  • James D.
    James DunneFebruary 27, 2014
    Delicious, delicious, delicious
  • John M.
    John MajorsApril 22
    Classic burgers - a St Pete tradition!
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Hoover McGreevySeptember 22, 2012
    Got an undercooked burger, sent it back without taking a single bite. They wouldn't take it off my bill. Not coming back and will recommended to everyone I know that they go elsewhere instead.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FieldsMay 19, 2010
    Don't let the $1.25 draft fool you, the glass is tiny. Get a pitcher. Burgers are juicy.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GoodApril 1, 2012
    Service was alright, food was ok. The menu made the food to sound a lot better then it was. Grand Slam Ham was fail with 2 slices of ham.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SpenceAugust 3, 2014
    If you're bothered by MSG, stay away from the chili!
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna CrandellMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar!!! Great service!!
  • Phil
    PhilOctober 17, 2012
    You have to try the fried mac and cheese bites.
  • Craig
    CraigAugust 15, 2012
    No refills.. Burger was nothing I'd go back for... McDonalds bacon burger was better tasting and so was 5 guys. Both cheaper as well
  • Dana V.
    Dana VeytiaOctober 13, 2011
    Amazing burgers and great fries.
  • Robert J.
    Robert JohnsonDecember 14, 2013
    The daily double Omg it was great!
  • Paul L.
    Paul LaplanteJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The burgers are the best
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilsonApril 1, 2012
    Used too be an amazing burger place ... Not anymore! Rude waitress! Burgers not always as big as they say
  • Josiel G.
    Josiel GonzalezMay 19, 2012
    This restaurant is amazing :) i love it
  • MGM
    MGMOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I wouldn't recommend ordering an off menu item.
  • Gyan
    GyanJanuary 14
    Always cheeseburgers. Always.
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