El Cap – St. Petersburg, Florida

The neon sign at El Cap caught my attention when I was driving around St. Petersburg. I dropped my wife Marcela off at an antique shop and headed back to check this place out. I’m glad I stopped cause its moments like these that I love, when I’m roaming around a city I’m visiting and come across something special. A family-owned restaurant that is over 50 years old is just the type of place I love to support.

El Cap Sign

I was planning on just having the Burger and Fries but then I saw there was a Chili Dog on the menu. If you’re ever going to roll the dice on trying a Chili Dog somewhere, I’d say an establishment with such longevity is more than likely doing it right. It was a great starter and unlike some folks, I enjoy American Cheese that is in that partially melted state.

The Fries were of the frozen variety but fried properly and not oily. I’d suggest having a Chili Dog instead of the Fries if you’re in that kinda mood.

Chili Cheese Dog

Chili Cheese Dog



No fancy bun, here just a great old school Cheeseburger with an even better meat crust on the outside.

World Champ Cheeseburger

World Champ Cheeseburger

I’d like to remit my original statement and say that having two Cheeseburgers is the deal here. I’m craving one just thinking about it, don’t let that happen to you.

50 Years And Counting:

El Cap
3500 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704

Comments (1):

  1. Mark-FTLToday

    June 17, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    I love a good old school cheeseburger. Looks like a nice crust on the meat too. I’m hungry! 🙂