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Mug-n-Bun Drive-In Restaurant

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5211 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-5669
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old School Root Beer Drive-In!

I was happy to find this traditional root beer stand/drive-in. You can order all your favorites right from your car and have them brought out to you. I always try the coney dog, onion rings and root beer at these type of locations. All met my expectations and the root beer in the frosted mug is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Bryan P
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were in Indy and chose this place based on reviews. We left disappointed and felt there were so many places closer to downtown we could have chosen. It was swarming with bees and the food was not tasty. Root beer was homemade, but way too sweet. We tried the chili fries and threw most of it away. The hot... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was happy to find this traditional root beer stand/drive-in. You can order all your favorites right from your car and have them brought out to you. I always try the coney dog, onion rings and root beer at these type of locations. All met my expectations and the root beer in the frosted mug is always a real treat.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I couldn't give lower than one star. Cafeteria food is better than that. Maybe it was just off night, I'll never know, don't plan on returning.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't expect much when you get here. I usually don't order food and I am biased towards the root beer floats. Be prepared to pay up front when you order arrives.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On a beautiful summer day, a friend suggested that we eat outside in a retro way, so Mug-n-Bun was it. First, understand that this menu was developed before all the various healthy eating thoughts. Across the board, these things are fried. And most are deep fried. That said, they do it well. The highlight was the tenderloin sandwich. It really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We came for a nice family dinner and the fries were stale, chicken tenders chewy and cold. All the food was the same and the burgers were filled with thick cold meat. What was originally a 3 dollar burger costs at least 5 dollars if you want anything more than cold meat. It was disgusting food but the shakes were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fast food, really cheap! Large selection, fun place, good place to get a fried food fix. Suggest a picnic table at the drive in, versus a table at the diner......during good weather, that is.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After all the raves about this place, I decided to check it out along with family members. I ordered a tenderloin sandwich, some fried mushrooms and their "superb" root beer. I could not wait for my food. After all we were going to be served in our car. I was pumped! I was really deflated after we got our food.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been coming to Mug-n-Bun since I was a little kid. Great food, great staff, great service. I've never left disappointed.

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have been reading about Mug 'n Bun since we moved here 11 years ago. Read about it "100 Things to Do in Indianapolis." Gave it a shot at noon this past Sunday. July 19, 2015. Burger was cold. Sweet potato fries were cold and doused in cinnamon and sugar. Tenderloin...for hubby...big and tasteless. Redeeming quality...great root beer in cold glass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5211 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46224
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 244-5669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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