Six Burger Joints for Your Next Trip to Northstar


Don’t settle for a mediocre burger when you’re enjoying an amazing vacation! Try one of these six eateries offering the best burgers in Northstar.

Posted on December 4, 2023

BP Steak Burger at Bourbon Pub at Northstar

It’s easy to get used to the best of the best during a vacation in Northstar. World-class grooming ensures fabulous skiing and boarding conditions, while the Village at Northstar offers outstanding mountain recreation and entertainment for the whole family. And when you're craving a burger in the glorious mountains above Lake Tahoe, only the best burgers in Northstar will do.  

There’s no need to leave the resort. Choose from superb eateries offering burgers in Northstar, or expand your options by venturing a few miles up to the charming town of Truckee or down to the bustling north shore of Lake Tahoe. 

The Lodge at Big Springs 

Located at the top of the Big Springs Gondola, The Lodge at Big Springs offers a beautiful mid-mountain setting and some of the best burgers in Northstar. Stop here for grab-and-go fare while skiing, boarding, biking, or hiking. Or take a break with a full sit-down meal and savor that burger you were craving.  

Choose from custom third-pounders on a toasted challah bun or satisfy a bigger appetite with the Big Springs Burger, two quarter-pounders with applewood bacon, provolone and pickled onion on a toasted pretzel roll. The Lodge also offers the Southwest Veggie Burger, made of black beans topped with pepper jack and chipotle aioli. Don't forget the garlic fries! 

Bourbon Pub 

Bourbon Pub is located opposite the Big Springs Gondola at Northstar. You don’t have to venture far from the slopes to find amazing burgers in Northstar. The cuisine here is an upscale, contemporary take on classic pub fare. Everything on the menu is prepared with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, and the best-selling BP wagyu burger is no exception. It stars on both lunch and dinner menus, and comes topped with white cheddar, tomato jam, and Louie sauce. 

For an alternative to a classic hamburger, consider the turkey burger with pepper jack cheese, harissa aioli, and smashed avocado. Side orders include delicious vegetable creations like crispy Brussels sprouts or roasted carrots with pickled onion and cilantro. Looking for comfort food? Duck Fat Fries or Truffle Mac and Cheese might be just the thing. Top it off with a fab draft or bottled beer, and you'll be set. 

Inclined Burgers and Brews 

Conveniently located right in the middle of the Village at Northstar Resort, Inclined Burgers and Brews offers a simple but delicious menu with burgers (including veggie burgers), chicken sandwiches, and fries. You can ski right up to the entrance, making Inclined the perfect stop for satisfying hungry mountain adventurers. It might be tough to decide which of their house made sauces to enjoy on your handcrafted burger, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the options. Adult beverages are available, as are kids meals, and as each order is completely made from scratch and customizable, it’s easy to please everyone in your group. 

Jason’s Beachside Grill 

The waterfront setting of Jason’s Beachside Grill is a major draw in any season, but especially in warmer months when you can sit out on the scenic lakefront deck. A family-friendly atmosphere and classic American cuisine also attract visitors and locals to the restaurant. The extensive menu dedicates a section to gourmet burgers, all half-pound, flame-broiled patties on a brioche bun with a side of beer-battered fries. Lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions are served on the side, so you can arrange your own fixings as you like.  

In addition to the unadorned but customizable Tahoe Turger, there’s a Mushroom Swiss Burger and a California Burger with avocado, olives, bacon and house dressing. If you're not craving the classic burger, substitute a chicken breast or a turkey or veggie patty. Or try the Grilled Portabella topped with roasted bell peppers, grilled onions and creamy goat cheese. Youngsters craving the best burgers around Northstar are in luck with a quarter-pounder, with or without cheese, on the kids’ menu. 

Burger Me! 

A favorite among locals, Burger Me! has expanded to three locations in the Lake Tahoe area including Truckee, about seven miles from Northstar. This hot spot makes some of the best burgers near Northstar and was featured on TV’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” If the Guy Fieri nod of approval means anything to you, definitely check out this burger joint.  

While the menu is almost exclusively burgers, there’s a huge variety of options to suit all appetites. More than a dozen add-ons are available, plus sides of fries, sweet potato fries, garlic fries, onion rings, turkey chili, and French onion soup. You also get the opportunity to skip your go-to hamburger or cheeseburger and try something entirely new. Turkey, bison, chicken, veggie. and elk burgers all feature on the menu. Why not try the Gyro Burger? It's a yummy lamb patty with feta and tzatziki sauce. The NV Elk Burger with bacon and garlic aioli is another great choice. 

The Grid Bar and Grill 

The Grid Bar and Grill is the “North Shore’s spot for burgers, sports, cold beer and entertainment.” WIth burgers in the spotlight, you know this is a good choice for burgers near Northstar. Claims to local fame include lively karaoke nights, 12 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice and no fewer than nine different burgers. They’re all based on a third-pound Angus beef patty on a potato bun, with a choice of shoestring fries or coleslaw. Options range from the Plain Jane dressed only with signature Grid Sauce, to more elaborate burgers topped with pastrami, bacon, roasted red peppers, a whiskey onion ring, and other tempting choices. There’s also a kids’ cheeseburger (for 12 and under) that's served on a frisbee (yours to keep)!  

Looking for Burgers in Northstar? 

When only the best burgers in Northstar will do, you’re in luck! Most of the resort’s eateries have a top-notch burger on their menu, and together they cover every dining style you could desire.