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Mugs Up Drive In

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603 Orange Street, Columbia, MO 65203
573-443-7238
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Summer evening grub

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
dontcare1973
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Missouri
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Missouri
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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.

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Thank dontcare1973
Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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 

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Thank pmshaw
Wooldridge, Missouri
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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!

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Thank MCook215
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Since the 1950's Mugs Up has served the best zip burgers, chili cheese dogs, and root beer floats in the mid west. A must go for food!

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Thank Joy D
columbia, mo
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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.

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Thank sunshine m
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 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 

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Thank Candy W
Columbia, Missouri
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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.

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Thank ResistantTraveler
Joplin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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.

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Thank J S
Missouri
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288 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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.

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  • Address: 603 Orange Street, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 573-443-7238

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  • Cuisine: American

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