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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, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Peanut butter Shake

I fee like everyone I eat here now my insides can't handle the grease! It is very greasy! But I LOVE IT!! Had to get my pregnant daughter a peanut butter shake that she was craving.. We love those shakes they are awesome!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gorfurfan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I fee like everyone I eat here now my insides can't handle the grease! It is very greasy! But I LOVE IT!! Had to get my pregnant daughter a peanut butter shake that she was craving.. We love those shakes they are awesome!!!

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Thank Gorfurfan
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by here after going to the Speedway for a tour. A lot of people like to visit the USA for the roadside Americana that was so popular in the 1950s and 1960s (think Route 66) but places like this capture the same vibe inside big cities. The food is a lot of what you would expect, though some of... More 

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Thank FirstCircle
Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Food is vey good and the price is cheep. The root beer is very tasty and a must. Thecsitecis veyveasyvto aces and a good place to bring the whole family to dine outside or your car to be served.

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Thank Reda N
Tennessee
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We ate the breaded tenderloin sandwich with a root beer. It was very tasty, especially the root beer. The sandwich was good but we've had breaded tenderloins that were pounded thinner and seemed better. This sandwich seemed to be preprepared. It was still fine and was not greasy. The root beer was excellent.

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Thank rscoapy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Mug ‘n Bun is an Indy west-side icon that, unlike most of its contemporaries, has overcome the odds and stay happily afloat for decades. One of the last of the old-time car-hop drive-ins, the menu has remained fairly consistent over the years. I feel that this is both a good and bad thing. I have no issue with the kind... More 

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Thank CastleBee
Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I decided to stop in for a quick lunch at the Mug & Bun last Friday afternoon. As soon as you pull into one of their stalls, you get the feeling that you've been transported back in time to an old school drive-in. Their menu has a wide selection and I thought the prices were extremely reasonable.... More 

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Thank 5201122
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Oonce75
Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Bryan P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Loleta B
California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?