It seems that every time you turn around, there’s a new eatery trying to come across as an old-fashioned burger joint, but for the real deal, check out the Burger Lounge. In addition to hamburgers, they serve all your blue-collar favorites such as foot-long hot dogs, soft-serve ice cream, shakes, fries and even chili. But this is Tahoe, after all, so you’ll also find veggie and vegan offerings as well as beer and wine on the menu. The Burger Lounge is on the way out of town toward Emerald Bay and the East Shore — you can’t miss the giant root beer mug by the side of the road. There’s indoor and outdoor seating or you can call ahead for pickup and enjoy your burger on the go. The Burger Lounge is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, at least for the time being.
717 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA