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“A true trip back to the 50's!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mugs Up Drive In

Mugs Up Drive In
603 Orange Street, Columbia, MO 65203
573-443-7238
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Ranked #29 of 330 Restaurants in Columbia
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Las Vegas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A true trip back to the 50's!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you have never been to a Mugs Up Drive In you have missed a great treasure form the 50's and 60's. This is one of only two that I know of that are still in operation. The other is in Independence, MO. At one time there were many units located around the greater Kansas City area. They were a fun place to go on a hot summer night to enjoy a mug of fresh made Root Beer. It is still made on location, not by some huge bottling company. And the Cheese chile dogs are the bomb!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Chicago, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Old school drive-up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Delicious, greasy, very old school drive-up. If I hadn't grown up with it I would probably be frightened by the appearance, but trust me if you want greasy drive- up food this is the place.

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Dunedin, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A blast from the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Rather than explaining to younger folk what a drive in WAS Mugs Up allows to show them was a drive in IS. It's a classic with true carhops, hang on the window trays, and a traditional menu: homemade root beer, good fries, and great hot dogs. Add chili to just about anything :-). It's good food and good fun.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is one of those places that is a must see and must eat. The kids will love it and the root beer is awesome.

Visited April 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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“authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

back to yesterday. I am alittle too young to remember what the drive ins where like, but this place seems to have it down. good food served by carhops

Visited June 2012
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