Tasty Tuesday: JJ’s Meat Shak

In less than ten years, JJ’s has gone from shak to staple in Buena Vista and beyond

BUENA VISTA, Va.JJ’s Meat Shak all started as a dream.

According to Kendra Hamilton, “Our son, Jacob, showed an interest in the restaurant business when he was in high school.”

It started out pretty simple.

“We started in a small, red concession trailer right in this lot.”

Over the years, this Buena Vista gem has flourished into a work of art, thanks to the hard work and craftsmanship of Lew Hamilton.

“We sawed the timbers ourselves. All the rock came from our property.”

It’s the epitome of building something from the ground up…all with the hope to give people great food, a great atmosphere and a place to unwind after the day.

Just like their storefront, their menu has grown tremendously in less than 10 years.


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