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Char-Pit

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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

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Good old fashioned burger joint!

Excellent burgers, real meaty tasting. And they are not stingy on the french fries. Just a good old fashioned burger joint and you definitely get your monies worth. And as a bonus they have old school pac-man that you can play while waiting for your food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jimmy A
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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San Rafael, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best burger shack in Tahoe. Fat, juicy, seasoned just right - comes with a big stack of fries. Many options available but we like the "old fashioned burger"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent burgers, real meaty tasting. And they are not stingy on the french fries. Just a good old fashioned burger joint and you definitely get your monies worth. And as a bonus they have old school pac-man that you can play while waiting for your food!

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Hitchin
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped to have burgers and fries. It is a no frills place - you place your order and find a table. They then announce the order via a loud speaker. You can sit at picnic tables outside. The food was really good and tasty. If you don't want to spend a lot and want good burgers then this is... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped and had soft serve ice cream at one of their picnic tables, it was very nice! You order at the register and then pick up your food at the counter.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

50 minute wait for a burger, BLT or fish and chips might sound excruciating, but those who had eaten here before and were exulting with their just received baskets held high proclaimed to us all hunkered on glossy, red picnic tables set on squares of astro turf, "it's WORTH the wait!" And it certainly seemed to be the case:1/4lb beef... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been coming to Kings Beach and Lake Tahoe for YEARS! and have never stopped here for anything. The outside looks like a dump, but the hamburgers are oh, so good!!! The atmosphere lacks class...LOL...but it doesn't matter. We both ordered the American Cheeseburger which came with mayo and mustard, 1/4 lb. patty (or you can get 1/2 lb.)... More 

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Family friendly, plenty of options. Surprisingly good fish and chips on kids menu, even came with obligatory vinegar.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really good burgers. All workers handled food (lettuce, onion, bun, tomato, etc.) with bare hands. Good food but very dirty and unsanitary practices by workers.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Every time we drive by the place is packed, so we finally stopped by. The burgers were good, but nothing special. They are definitely overpriced for what you get, but given the location it is understandable. I am sure the rent/property cost drives the pricing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Char-Pit is the perfect spot to grab an awesome burger or ribs. This is a favorite spot with locals. You order at the counter, then wait for your number to be called. Grab one of the picnic tables while someone else in your party orders the food. This place is very casual. Great to stop for a bite after a... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?