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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Mugs up has been up and operating for as long as I can remember. It has people who bring your order to your car. It's shoddy looking exterior makes you wonder if you should eat there. I did anyway and I was not impressed. It's a greasy spoon and I personally would not return. It's novel. Some people love it.... More 

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Thank Barbara P
Missouri
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Such a great little place to eat. Good food, but be prepared to wait as they open at 11:00am and people are always already waiting to place orders. They try to be fast but for just a chili cheese bun and fries I waited 20 minutes getting there are 11:15am and by the time I left the lunch crowd was... More 

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Thank Brenda H
Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This isn't a health food stand but good place to go for cheap, tasty, old-fashioned food and drink. A Columbia institution.

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Thank Craig D
Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 28 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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
Gulfport, Mississippi
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Orange Street, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 573-443-7238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?