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8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-3171
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Burger

I've only been here one time, but I came with 3 other people and we all loved the burgers we ordered (everyone ordered something different). It was cooked perfectly with a nice char on the outside while being juicy on the inside. Even though we were all pretty full, it was so tasty that some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Bruddhashark
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Newark, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've only been here one time, but I came with 3 other people and we all loved the burgers we ordered (everyone ordered something different). It was cooked perfectly with a nice char on the outside while being juicy on the inside. Even though we were all pretty full, it was so tasty that some of us almost ordered another... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Best burger in Kings beach. Open all year. Shakes are delicious. Small walk from the beach. Very popular.

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The burger was too thin and blackened. They smash the meat into a flat burned patty on the charcoal grill. Char-Pit...where is the beef? Upgrade to a larger burger, and don't overcook it. You are in a beautiful location with outdoor tables under the trees. Let's serve the best burger you can to your customers! Looks can be deceiving...I added... More 

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was almost as if it was a mission to eat here. Wanted my husband to try it so bad. We arrive at 9:30am in the morning I was so eager to have a CharPit burger! We were staying in Reno and my new husband was experiencing Lake Tahoe for his first time. We waited around the Kings Beach area... More 

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Reno, NV
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I really thought that coming here was a bad decision, and I was right. Located right on the main highway and near the beach, this is tourist heaven and turns out the restaurant takes advantage of this. Customers are usually not repeat locals, just tourists visiting and marks to be taken advantage of. The lines are long, so plenty of... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Kings Beach
  • Phone Number: 530-546-3171

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?