El Cap, Saint Petersburg, Florida

El Cap (image credit: patch.com)

El Cap
3500 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 521-1314
Monday - Sunday   11AM – 11PM
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For almost three years we read articles and heard people talking about El Cap serving the best burger in Saint Pete. OK folks, here is the skinny. If you want a great hamburger or cheeseburger without the hoopla of dancing wait staff and you don't need a fancy tablet built into the table for entertainment while you wait on your hamburger or cheeseburger, then El Cap is the place to go in Saint Pete for a burger. Their burgers are made from 100% pure fresh ground daily beef (not a soybean sudo-burger like the restaurants in London, England try to pass off as a hamburger). And if a single burger isn't enough to tame your appetite, they offer "The Daily Double". Nope, its not Jeopardy, it is a high stacked double patty burger. You can get it anyway you want it - stacked high with mushrooms, bacon, sliced pickles, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, grilled onions, green peppers, jalapenos, and your choice of cheese.
Compliment that classic American creation that Jimmy Buffett sings about with an order of hand made onion rings, French fries, or tater tots. Or do what we do, order fries and tots and share them.
And for all of our Yankee, carpet bagger, blue hair migration friends who come to Florida for the winter wearing dark socks and sandals with polyester plaid shorts who are dying for a Pork Tenderloin sandwich, they have them, and they're good as well.
There menu includes other entrees, but seriously folks we go there for the burgers and we go back for the burgers. They have repeatedly earned the "#1 Best Burger in the Bay" award, and we cannot argue.
The setting is a vintage family friendly sports bar prominently displaying banners, signed jerseys and other sports memorabilia. There is limited street parking out front, but don't park out there because you will have to back out into 4th Street traffic. Instead round the corner and park in the lot just behind the restaurant.

Rating: 4 Slaps