El Cap Hamburgers in St. Petersburg, Florida

The neon sign at El Cap Hamburgers 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.

El Cap Hamburgers in St. Petersburg, Florida
El Cap Hamburgers in St. Petersburg, Florida

I’m glad I stopped. I love it when I’m roaming around a city I’m visiting and come across something special. A family-owned restaurant over 50 years old is just the type of place I love to support (recently sold in January 2023).

El Cap Hamburgers Menu in St. Petersburg
El Cap Menu

I was planning on just having the burger and fries, but then I saw a chili dog on the menu. If you’re ever going to try a chili dog somewhere, 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 in that partially melted state.

The fries were of the frozen variety but properly fried and not oily. I’d suggest having a chili dog instead of the fries if you’re in that kind of mood.

There is no fancy bun here, just a solid old-school cheeseburger with an even better meat crust on the outside.

World Champ Cheeseburger from El Cap Hamburgers in St. Petersburg, Florida
World Champ Cheeseburger

I want 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.

El Cap Restaurant
3500 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 521-1314

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ElCapStPete

Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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