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El Cap

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Pub
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'world Champ' Hamburger
voted by chef miles wfla 970 am, the devil rays affiliate station, the areas #1 hamburger (100% pure beef) fresh ground daily
'world Champ' Cheeseburger
all of the above, with farm-fresh cheese as the 'designated hitter'
Swiss Or Provolone Burger
Extra $0.4
Extra $0.2
Extra $0.3
Sandwich Kicker
score the extra point of great taste by dressing your sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayo and onion, grilled onions or pickle, provolone cheese, swiss cheese or bacon
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Onion rings $5.25? Chili was cold & not very good. Instead of placing some shreaded cheddar on top, they use a slice of American cheese (which did not melt because the chili was cold). The dining room in the back had 10 tables, ONE waitress...More

Thank jeff b
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

So I am very sadden to write this review but I felt compelled to because the quality of service, food and atmosphere had fallen below even the lowest standards of dining available. What makes it so sad is on arrival I was not greeted as...More

2  Thank Charmin W
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Right on 4th street. Outside seating is good when weather permits. Burgers are fresh and good. Old fashioned soda available. I expected more based on all those fantastic reviews.

Thank Der_Keks
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My go-to place for the best and juiciest hamburgers in town. This place has been around for as long as I can remember and for good reason. Their sandwiches and specials are excellent.

Thank Dorian L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Founder, a long ago major league umpire. I as also an umpire. This place is the #1 burger spot in the state. No question this is where I go for a burger. Great drinks. A fun bar to sit at. If you are in St...More

1  Thank Neil T
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Fries remind me of Mc'Ds but as my wife stated better. Burgers are hand made fresh each day so plan on one fresh burger. Burgers are 1/4-1/2 lb. for a double. Buns come out steamy hot with onions. Very old school lettuce 20 cents. pickle...More

Thank G2746CYmichaels
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The El Cap has been around for a loooooong time. Very good burger and fries. My burger was juicy. It was served hot, fresh and fast. The service was also very good. No complaints here.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. It was the tiniest burger I ever saw so if you go, get the Daily Double. And the onion rings were kind of greasy and soggy. And they didn't put on my grilled onions.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I came here with my Dad and brothers and we all had a excellent meal. This place has a lot of history and has been around a long time. We took our time eating here and ordered two appetizers. We started off with some mild...More

Thank 746rickyj
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to check out this place based on numerous recommendations from our local friends. It was truly one of the best burgers we have ever eaten. It was juicy, delicious, and the prices can’t be beat. It’s definitely more of a local place but...More

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Response from Der_Keks | Reviewed this property |
They don’t charge the foundation sodas. However the old style bottle sodas are per drink.
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