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“Love the Cheese Zip!” 5 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 #38 of 330 Restaurants in Columbia
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Clark
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love the Cheese Zip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Mugs Up is my favorite real drive in! I've only ever had the cheese zip w/everything. They are so good I don't want to try anything else! Sometimes I'm so hungry I think I can eat 2 but then the first one fills me up. Always good reheated in the microwave tho! The price is great too. Root Beer Floats are a must!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Las Vegas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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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
47 helpful votes 47 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, Missouri
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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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