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8732 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Great Greasy Hamburgers..if you're into that

Small little shack with friendly staff. Big selection of burgers and other fried goods, if you're into that. We had the 1/4 cheeseburger with all the fix'ns. Yummy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small little shack with friendly staff. Big selection of burgers and other fried goods, if you're into that. We had the 1/4 cheeseburger with all the fix'ns. Yummy!

Thank SoloTraveler54
Carson, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best burger place in Kings Beach. We call it the hole in the wall not very pretty to look at from the outside but once you get inside it's delicious burgers fries zucchini all kinds of different deep fried greasy foods which if that's what you're into is the best place to go great restaurant great... More 

Thank MARK H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food, good price for how good the burgers were! Good service! a must come if you go to North Lake Tahoe!

Thank Kenzie C
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Had the bacon avocado cheeseburger. Beyond awesome. I have a tradition with burger and fries, so it requires finding the best one in a new area I visit. This did not disappoint. The fries could have been better. Need more salt. The burger though had perfect bun. The bacon was crisp, not burnt and not soggy. The lettuce was crisp,... More 

Thank Jaime L
Woodside, CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I've been going to the Char-Pit for decades and they never fail to disappoint. There's something about the flavor their smoky grill gives to burgers that I rarely can find at most other burger joints (especially places that cook their burgers on flattops). The burgers aren't too thick, not too thin (I prefer a double - one patty isn't meaty... More 

1 Thank Ron V
San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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"

Thank Mary4734
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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!

Thank Jimmy A
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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 

Thank Fiona3BW
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12 reviews
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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.

Thank ncox10021
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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 

Thank Anna C

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?