J’s Burger Dive- Dive right in!

While visiting Hamilton, one of your stops should be J’s Burger Dive. Hand rolled and pressed fresh hamburger grilled to perfection!


This mom n pop shop owned by John and Julie Dawson is a staple on Davis Street in “downtown” Hamilton, next door to Hamilton Baking Company and Missouri Star Quilt Company‘s main shop.

John and Julie Dawson live right here in Hamilton with their four boys, all with names starting with J!! John is a former Navy man. The shop, of course, hails it’s name from their initials and his diving years. It is decorated in navy and white and all things nautical, specifically anchors.

Stop in and enjoy a good patty melt and my favorite…mushroom and swiss! Both delicious.

Don’t forget to add a basket of fries to the order. Garlic, Ranch, Cajun or classic, these fries will NOT disappoint! Ask for fry sauce. Haven’t ever heard of it? Most people haven’t, but it’s a delicious dipping sauce for the potato goodness.


Dessert? J’s has you covered in that aspect as well. Add an ice cream cone or shake to your order. Very good! Cherry and whipped cream on top? no problem. But my favorite is an orange freeze. Orange sherbet ice cream perfectly blended with sprite to create a slushy style frozen treat!

An ode to our own Hamilton Hornets, their is also a hornet burger; flavored with jalapenos and the perfect amount of heat!

Call us up when you are in town and we will meet you there!