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Char-Pit

8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-3171
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Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Kings Beach
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was told before heading here for lunch that the Char-Pit burgers were the best - not in Lake Tahoe - but anywhere. Surprised to hear it, but we were not disappointed. I had a regular 1/4 cheeseburger and it was amazing. It was equally good, if not better, than any burger I've ever had. Along with the toppings, the bun... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Burgers were excellent, will be back. I did order some clam strips without fries and sure wish there would have been more in the basket, but they were also good.

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los angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

my family has been going to this place for many years. the menu is pretty extensive (and actually a little confusing) for a local hamburger joint. there are many many different types of burgers. most people will be able to find something appealing to them on the menu so it is a great place to go for families and friends;... More

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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great little place in the heart of Kings Beach. Staff that is friendly and welcoming and food that is delicious. Not to mention, they do the twistie ice cream cones the right way!!!!

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Larkspur, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great hamburgers, fresh ingredients, great prices for the food. Hard to find a table during peak season and busy hours.

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Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was our first visit after doing the sunset kayak on the lake. There was a line but seemed to move fast. When we placed our order we were told it would take 30 minutes but it actually came out faster than that, more like 20 minutes. The buns were nicely toasted, and the burger and fries were good. With... More

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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Driving around the lake and we stopped here for lunch. It was pretty crowded - a good sign. Food was good, music fun and the crowd all seemed happy. We are outside and enjoyed a nice summer day. Would definitely go back.

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Kansas City
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Char-Pit in King's Beach, CA, looks like it would be a fun place to eat. Don't bother - it's a nightmare. This is one of the worst restaurants I've ever experienced in my life. Start with the fact that there's no rhyme nor reason to the order-taking process. We were there for lunch and the girl taking the orders... More

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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great local hamburger place. Go early or plan on waiting. It's worth the wait. Service is pretty quick.

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Daly City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When in King's Beach..we never miss an opportunity to grab a burger and shake at the Char Pit. A classic 'greasy spoon' that scratches that special itch when you just have to have it!

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