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

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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
Old School Drive-In Takes You Back Decades, But The Food Leaves You Stuffed

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
MCook215
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Wooldridge, Missouri
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Wooldridge, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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columbia, mo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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Columbia, Missouri
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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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Columbia, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Joplin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Missouri
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188 reviews 188 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

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

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Columbia, Missouri
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23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I have lived in Columbia my entire life and had never been to Mugs Up. I finally tried it out and ordered a chili cheese dog. It was amazing! I'm picky about chili cheese dogs, but this was one of the best I have ever had! Everyone has always told me how amazing this place is, and now that I... More 

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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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