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Mug-n-Bun Drive-In Restaurant

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5211 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-5669
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We love this place ... it's a tradition!

First, this is a drive in diner. One can't expect 5 star food here. I've had hot dogs, tenderloins, burgers, onion rings, fries, and ... the ROOT BEER. I am far from an expert on sodas but this root beer is the best. I tend to like it plain but someday I need to try a float. The service is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
PackerGirl1952
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Speedway, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Speedway, Indiana
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First, this is a drive in diner. One can't expect 5 star food here. I've had hot dogs, tenderloins, burgers, onion rings, fries, and ... the ROOT BEER. I am far from an expert on sodas but this root beer is the best. I tend to like it plain but someday I need to try a float. The service is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Their root beer (even the diet) is the best around. Often crowded but the food is good and fun, though service can be a bit slow. Nice people and place, you won't need reservations. Burgers and tenderloins are their best sandwichs. I like it for lunch on a warm day to sit on the picnic tabled.

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Speedway, Indiana
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Been eating here my entire life. Usually choose the drive-in service and eat in my car. Food is all usual American stuff...tenderloins, burgers, dogs, etc. I've always gotten the Pizza Burger since I was a kid. Now, they have an indoor dining facility across the parking lot, and the little gem of a carry-out pizza place in the back building.... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is delicious and is especially known for their onion rings and root beer but everything I have had is good. It has that old-fashioned feel- turn on your lights, the waitress will come out and take your order, and a few minutes later you will have delicious food on the front window of your car. Service is great.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Be sure to order a frosty mug of root beer when you get there. You pull up, flip on your lights and the "car hop" comes out to take your order. When it is delivered it is put on a tray hanging onto the driver car window. ...just like in the 50s! Wonderful place to bring young and old for... More 

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Cunot, IN
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I grew up with some of the best drive in food around. Mug-n-bun was always my favorite. I hold special memories of swimming at Westside country club in the summer and stopping at Mug-n-bun on our way home for footlong coney dogs and onion rings and homemade rootbeer. Now that brings me to my latest visit, I live 50 miles... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First time visitors and we enjoyed a lunch here before touring the motor speedway hall of fame located just a few minutes away. Food was good, skinny crinkle cut fries were unique, root beer was fantastic! We enjoyed looking at all the signage on the walls of dine in and the server even gave my husband a free bumper sticker... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good drive in indoor / outdoor options ... fast service ... Friendly Servers ... Picnic table area to get out of auto ... indoor restaurant option too

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Brownsburg, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

tenthe and kynhurst west side of indy everyone has to try it and will never forget just how yummu their food is

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food & service....very casual....eat in car or at outside tables...some seating inside. Be sure to get a free bumper sticker & buy a Mug-n-Bun mug for your very own!

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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 0 - 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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