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“Love the Cheese Zip!”
Review of Mugs Up Drive In

Mugs Up Drive In
Ranked #105 of 390 Restaurants in Columbia
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Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love the Cheese Zip!”
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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Las Vegas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A true trip back to the 50's!”
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
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Old school drive-up”
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
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A blast from the past”
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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Columbia, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Love this place.”
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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