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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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columbia, mo
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

Food is good, floats are awesome. Quick and inexpensive lunch. Location is a little sketchy, and there are no bathrooms or place to get out and stretch you legs if you traveling.

Thank sunshine m
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Mugs up is one of the best burger places in Columbia. I have never had anything bad from there is the 30+ years I have been eating there. The bad part is what to order since it's all good. I can never make up my mind between the Zips, Chili Dogs and the Chili Cheese Fries. I wish they were... More 

Thank Candy W
Gulfport, Mississippi
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Incredibly delicious burgers and fries, and fantastic handmade floats! For many locals (myself included) the beginning of spring is a reminder that Mugs Up will soon open.

1 Thank conorfox
Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Grew up going to the one in Overland Park, KS. Would always get the gallon of rootbeer to take home. Visited one afternoon last week and ordered a float to go. Guess I should have said to stay and maybe I would have got it served in a frosty mug like I remember! Great float though.

Thank ResistantTraveler
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband grew up loving this drive-in so we have to eat there at least a couple of times each time we visit his family. They serve a loose-beef sandwich, like a sauceless sloppy joe. I prefer the chili cheese buns. It's always packed out w/people.

Thank J S
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290 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

When visiting Columbia, we always stop in at Mugs Up for the BEST Rootbeer! This place is straight out of an Americana museum… an old-fashioned drive-in with home-cooked food.

Thank WonderfulWorld59
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Great food! Love the Zipburgers, chili cheese dogs, chili cheese fries, & root beer floats. Plus the fun of a drive-in.

Thank Dixiewy
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

it's fun to go to MUgs up however I wanted a hamburger on a bun and got loose cooked meat like a sloppy jo which I like but this tasted awful to my taste buds

Thank Janice D
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Mugs Up is my favorite real drive in! I've only ever had the cheese zip w/everything. They are so good I don't want to try anything else! Sometimes I'm so hungry I think I can eat 2 but then the first one fills me up. Always good reheated in the microwave tho! The price is great too. Root Beer Floats... More 

Thank Peggy A
Las Vegas
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

If you have never been to a Mugs Up Drive In you have missed a great treasure form the 50's and 60's. This is one of only two that I know of that are still in operation. The other is in Independence, MO. At one time there were many units located around the greater Kansas City area. They were a... More 

1 Thank Jerry E

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?