5 Best Places to Eat Hamburgers in Missouri

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Hot, fresh hamburgers are nothing short of satisfying, especially in Missouri, a state with a long history of cattle drives and a love affair with beef. These hamburger joints may or may not be home to a cowboy, but you'll find tasty hamburgers nonetheless. Among these 5 Missouri hamburger joints, you're sure to find something you love.  

Westport Flea Market

Yes, you read that right! There is a flea market outside. This only adds to the quirky charm of the restaurant, where drinks are the only thing the servers are allowed to serve. At the counter, you must order your hamburger. In the case of Westport The Flea Market, you'll get a smoky patty with a gorgeous sear mark. Visit the condiment bar to customize your meal. The beef is sourced exclusively from McGonigle's Market in Kansas City. All payments must be made in cash. In the same way as a flea market.

  • Location: 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO
  • Website: https://www.westportfleamarket.com/
  • Phone: 816-931-1986
  • Store Hours: Daily 9am–11:15pm

Kirby's Sandwich Shop 

In 1907, Kirby's was serving hamburgers in precisely the exact location as it is today, making it a historic diner as well as an excellent spot for hamburgers. Restaurants tell us that The Kirby hamburger with grilled onions is the perfect introduction for newcomers, but they offer multiple hamburger options. 

Kirby's has the atmosphere of a hamburger joint that has been around forever. From the worn faux-wood tabletops to the logos of both Coke and Pepsi displayed prominently all over the place, the atmosphere is old-school in a good way. As long as you count 100 years, it has. The hamburger here is also smashed on the griddle, resulting in flat edges grilled over the top. Although the grilled onions elevate it to another level, the toppings are diner standards. 

  • Location: 109 N Kingshighway St, Sikeston, MO
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/kirbyssandwichshop/
  • Phone: 573-471-1318
  • Store Hours: Tues-Sat 7am–7pm

Ecco Lounge 

There's a lot of history behind this old-fashioned tavern in Jefferson City. Several delicious dishes are available, as well as delicious drinks. Everything you order here is packed with flavor. The restaurant's hamburgers, however, are the best in town. The Moose Hamburgers are served with a side of prime rib shaved into it as an extra special treat. 

The Ecco Lounge shapes Jefferson City's history. Originally a hotel and eatery, the building was opened as a lounge in the 1940s. New owners remodeled the interior and expanded the menu in 2010, so the restaurant maintains its reputation as a great hamburger joint.

  • Location: 703 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
  • Website: https://eccolounge.net/
  • Phone: 573-636-8751
  • Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am–9pm

The Jacobson

Restaurant namesake, The Old Warehouse, is an elegant restaurant located in a former warehouse. In short, what do you get for the extra chunk of change ($14.95) necessary for this hamburger? A pound of locally raised beef served with bone marrow butter and a short-rib marmalade. To make sure it remains a part of this universe, onion straws.

A stylish menu is available at the Jacobson restaurant. Jacobson Hamburger, a luscious all-beef patty seared in bone marrow butter and topped with short rib marmalade on brioche buns, are among the top picks for anyone who loves hamburgers. A grilled steak hamburger is also available, served with a side of homemade potato chips.

  • Location: 2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO
  • Website: http://thejacobsonkc.com/
  • Phone: 816-423-2888
  • Store Hours: Tues-Sun 4-10pm

Booches Billiard Hall

You can play billiards there as well, which makes it perfect for a college town! Unless the place predates the founding of White Castle, Bootches offers cheap hamburgers called sliders. There may be a bit of difference in size, so you should order two. Onions, mustard, ketchup, and raw onion are usually the best toppings for these little squares of wax paper. 

  • Location: 110 S 9th St, Columbia, MO
  • Website: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=113818408645966
  • Phone: 573-874-9519
  • Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am–9pm

Have we missed any? Please let us know your favorite hamburger joint in Missouri by commenting below.

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