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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great onion rings

You have to stop here! Very small place. Only a few tables inside but more outside. It was cold so we just sat at the counter. The guy was very nice and took our order. He made good suggestions. If you order onion rings, I would get 1 and share it. Very good! Burgers were good. Nice break... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
mooki x
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Irvine, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

You have to stop here! Very small place. Only a few tables inside but more outside. It was cold so we just sat at the counter. The guy was very nice and took our order. He made good suggestions. If you order onion rings, I would get 1 and share it. Very good! Burgers were good. Nice break while driving... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love going here when visiting Kings Beach. Great burgers, shakes, ribs and if you have your family, their Family Rib deal is fantastic, enough to feed 4-5 people for $30 or so. Parking is difficult right now due to construction out on the road, when you find a place to park, you better take it.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went here twice over a week, shrimp basket first time round was disappointing, only 3 shrimp though they were good and the sauce was agreeable. The cook and some young mutant were talking absolute sh@t at the top of their lungs which spoilt the moment I was having with a friendly squirrel and my better half. The second time I... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great hole-in-the-wall joint. You can order a variety of toppings for your burger, but two of us just went with the original. We had to wait 20 minutes before our burgers and fries were ready, but it was worth it. I don't mind waiting for food cooked when ordered rather than something sitting ready under heat lamps.... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Excellent Burgers, fresh fries, bacon and avocado. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Perfect calorie bomb after a long day of skiing or hiking or swimming or running.

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Newark, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Oakland, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 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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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?