Cameron Baire owner of Baire's Burgers
Cameron Baire, owner of Baire's Burgers in Jamestown, Indiana. (Photography by Michaela Hoover)

Baire’s Burgers Brings a Cool Carry-Out Concept to the Jamestown Area

Baire’s Burgers in Jamestown is worth the drive. Open since September, the carry-out eatery is already getting a following. The restaurant’s innovative menu, which features a fun variety of well-seasoned, juicy eight-ounce burgers and quarter-pound hot dogs, has earned it regular customers.

The concept grew out of a school assignment when Cameron Baire was taking culinary arts classes at Ben Davis Area 31 Career Center. After graduating in 2015, he worked jobs that included being a grill chef for Aramark at Eli Lilly and later as a maintenance supervisor for the Indiana State Capitol, along with its adjacent buildings. However, he still wanted to follow through with his idea of owning a burger and sandwich shop.

Baire's Cheeseburger
Baire’s top seller is a classic cheeseburger topped with crisp lettuce, onions, pickles and sliced tomatoes. Click photo to see full menu online.

“In 2020 I started a food trailer,” he says. “In my off time I took it to festivals. People kept asking me, ‘Where are you located?’ I was looking for a place when the owner of Perillo’s in North Salem reached out to me and offered me this space. He was going to make it a carry-out pizza business, but he changed his mind.”

All orders are cooked right on the spot over an open-flame grill. The top seller is a classic cheeseburger topped with crisp lettuce, onions, pickles and sliced tomatoes. All burgers are $12 except for the $15 Grizzly Burger, which has two patties plus bacon. For the more adventurous, the Panda Burger is topped with salsa and tortilla chips, and smothered in white queso. The Messy Burger with its chili and queso lives up to its name.

“My buddy told me I should do a spicy burger,” Blaire says. “I told him, ‘That’s not going to sell; that’s not going to work.’ Now we joke about how many Angry Burgers with pepper jack cheese, roasted jalapeños and jalapeño pepper jam I sell.”

Baire's Burgers Building
Baire’s Burgers is located at 37 East Main Street in Jamestown.

The menu offers other options plus sides. The $6 hot dogs featuring the same toppings as burgers are named in a similar fashion. There is also a grilled chicken sandwich and a chicken wrap, for which the customer picks out the toppings and the sauce. The grilled cheese goes beyond basic; it is filled with provolone, cheddar and Swiss cheese. All items come with seasoned fries, and onion rings are available for a $1 upcharge. For $7, a pile of fries comes with a choice of any of the gourmet burger and hot dog toppings.

Each month a non-menu burger, such as a patty piled with mac and cheese, is posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page and website. Baire’s Burgers has a rewards program where every dollar spent earns a point. Once 50 points are reached, $5 off is earned. Customers can order from the website by going to the Menu tab.

“We also cater and can do a little bit of everything such as barbecue and deli sandwiches,” Blaire says. “We ask what the customer wants and we work with their budget. If they want coleslaw, mac and cheese, and even cupcakes, we can do it. Eventually I’d like to expand and have a sit-down eatery. I’m surprised at how many people come in. I’m so glad for all the support the area has given us.”

Baire’s Burgers is located at 37 East Main Street in Jamestown. Call them at 765-891-4310, visit, and view them on Facebook.

Comments 3

  1. Adam Pearish says:

    The Facebook link at the end of the article takes you to the wrong Baires Burgers. Here’s the correct link:

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