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Char-Pit

8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-3171
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Ranked #4 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
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I vacationed then lived in Tahoe in the 70s and 80s. The Char Pit was a regular stop for me and is one of the few places I think back on and can almost taste a Tiki Burger. I'm so glad that they are still in business. I have never gotten anything there other than a Tiki Burger because it... More

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

You could see just when driving by this place that it must be good. Plenty of cars parked out front and people eating their burgers :) We came at a perfect moment because we got there with only a short line in front of us. After we ordered things picked up and it seemed forever for those people to get... More

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had an 'aloha' chicken sandwich with onion rings and it was yummy. Only ate half of it; portions are good size. Very casual, convenient and would go again.

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My dad and I are both foodies, and the burgers at Char-Pit were our favorite meal in Lake Tahoe, believe it or not. The service was pretty slow, and we even had to leave one day when they said it would be a 30 minute wait for us to order (they'd just received a large order), but the time we... More

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Came here for the good reviews on yelp. A little on the expensive side, but very tasty char grilled burgers. Quality seems better than In and Out, 5 guys or Pearls (in SF). Comes with a big side of thin fries.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I don't know if it was that good or if I was just happy seeing beautiful Lake Tahoe and starving from hiking but oh my god was that burger good. The char Pit is a low key burger joint and as their name implies the burgers are charbroiled. Really the only way to do it. Add cheese and bacon with... More

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Tahoe Vista, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

its a bunch of skeefy stoners that dont know what they're doing. my wife and i waited 25 minutes for cold fries and mediocre burgers. true tahoe locals........ dont care about service or take any pride in what they do. lay off the pipe and try working for a living.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Average food, less than average service, not the best experience, but very casual atmosphere for kids/teenagers.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

For those who always have to find something wrong, get over yourself!!! This place is AWESOME!! The hamburgers are cooked just right. Unfortunately, all the Reno hamburgers places just lost a point, sorry Reno..... I came here with friends after we had fun @ the beach (secret beach, yay, no tourists!!). Everyone of us who ordered food absolutely loved every... More

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Char-Pit has been around it seems like forever. It was in Kings Beach when I was a kid in the 60's and it's still great. The best hamburgers and fries. I'm on a diet and had a good salad fixed just right. Stay great Char-Pit...don't change!

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