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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Better Than Average, So We Gave it Four

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Anna C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always stop here to get a veggie burger and fries. Delicious. The service is fast, the wait is never long. Plenty of seating with large umbrellas to protect you from the strong Tahoe sun.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a burger stop. It has outside seating mostly and not a lot of room. You order inside and they call your number when ready. The fun is in the ambiance and the fact that this is a piece of north shore history. Pretty good selection of ways to modify a burger too. Not gourmet but a good burger.

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Layton, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Usually these stand alone little hamburger places are wonderful. When I saw the smoking coming out the roof I thought this place will be good. It was very average quality and expensive. The soft serve ice cream cones were $3. The burgers were almost burned and the fries were skinny and too crispy for my taste.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Basic burger joint fare. Son had hot dog that he said was average. My wife had shrimp and fries that she said was ok. She had to settle for a Budweiser to drink given her tastes and the options available. I had an exceptional veggie burger and loved the fries and large Sierra Nevada draft, and would have given this... More 

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Additional Information about Char-Pit

Address: 8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
Phone Number: 530-546-3171
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Kings Beach
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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?