The neon sign at El Cap Hamburgers (3500 4th St N) 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. I love 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.
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 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 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 kinda mood.
There is no fancy bun here, just a solid old-school cheeseburger with an even better meat crust on the outside.
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.