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Mugs Up Drive In

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603 Orange St, Columbia, MO 65203-2401
+1 573-443-7238
11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but cheese was salty. Loved the cherry float and the carhop was great! First time here.

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Columbia, Missouri
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a fun little local spot that's been here forEVER. If you're not aware of it, you must not have lived here very long. It's tucked out of the way a bit, off of the business loop, but it's worth taking the time to find. Mugs Up is a little shack drive in where one drives up in their... More 

Thank 773melindak
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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A hole in the way that is extremely hard to find. Once you find it is incredible. The food is great and cheap. Chili dog with chili cheese fries is the play!!!

Thank criticblock
Tacoma, Washington
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My husband, a Columbia native, introduced me to this place on a visit. The zip burger is so good. I'm pretty sure it's addictive because I made my husband go back the next day! It's a unique burger and everyone should have one!

Thank zippycomehappy
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Mugs up has been up and operating for as long as I can remember. It has people who bring your order to your car. It's shoddy looking exterior makes you wonder if you should eat there. I did anyway and I was not impressed. It's a greasy spoon and I personally would not return. It's novel. Some people love it.... More 

Thank Barbara P
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Such a great little place to eat. Good food, but be prepared to wait as they open at 11:00am and people are always already waiting to place orders. They try to be fast but for just a chili cheese bun and fries I waited 20 minutes getting there are 11:15am and by the time I left the lunch crowd was... More 

Thank Brenda H
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350 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This isn't a health food stand but good place to go for cheap, tasty, old-fashioned food and drink. A Columbia institution.

Thank Craig D
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

If you like some greasy cheesy comfort food , this is the place. I should eat here weekly but it's a little of a drive for me. Good stuff though. Looks like a dive but good food. Staff friendly as well.

Thank dontcare1973
Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

One of the last remaining "icon's" of Columbia...sadly, Ray (original owner) has probably rolled over in his grave several times...the food is HORRIBLE!! The buns are stale and squished...hard telling how long they have set in the open air?? The sandwich which made them who they are...the Cheese Zip Burger...is no longer the juiciest or cheesiest...When ray was alive the... More 

Thank pmshaw
Wooldridge, Missouri
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Mugs Up Drive In is DELICIOUS!!! Go for the root beer float stay for a chili dog and fries. Wear you fat pants and carry a bib just to be safe. The service is awesome!

Thank MCook215

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Orange St, Columbia, MO 65203-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-443-7238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?