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Mugs-Up Root Beer Drive-In

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700 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055-1507
+1 816-254-7040
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Frito pie is tasty and chili burger hits the spot on a cold day❤️ Next time I will try the homemade root beer.

Thank Jessica P
Warrensburg, Missouri
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

One my favorite childhood memories is getting in the back of my parent's station wagon (no seatbelts!) and heading to Mugs-Up on a hot summer night (no air conditioning in the house either!). Although I am nostalgic, you will enjoy the zip burgers and root beer even if you don't have a memory to tie it with. This place is... More 

Thank FrannyGlass1976
Kansas City, Missouri
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Mugs Up is a landmark in Independence. I've been enjoying the rootbeer floats here my entire life. They still have carhops. Be sure to stop in for a brown cow and a zip burger!

Thank TLG056
Nesconset, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Everytime I come to Independence we come to Mugs Up! Its a great!!! U drive up to the menu and a waitress comes out and takes ur order and brings your order right to the car. Its so old school & and the food is great

Thank itscandices
Kansas City
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I was in the area and wanted to try Mugs again. It's a crumbly burger and it is delicious. I really enjoyed it, I had the chili and cheese. If you like maid-rites or Crumbly Burgers, you will like this joint.

Thank Brian B
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mugs up is a great independence treasure. I recently worked here in Independence all summer and it was a great place to stop and grab a drink. Their food is okay, the wiz burger is pretty good in fact. We will keep coming here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Independence, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I will continue to come here even if I move out of town. We have always had great service and great food. Wiz burgers wiz fries and a root beer are the standard order for us!

Thank 0sarahelizabeth0
Independence, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

there root beer floats are yummy food is good zip burger is mine and hubby's favorite. Ilike the French fries the best.

Thank curtandtina2015
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My brother told me about this place I needed to visit. Old time drive up place that makes homemade root beer. We got the wiz burgers and cheese fries. Deliciousness. Think loose meat burgers held together with a big slice of velveeta and mustard with pickles. Not the healthiest choice of the day, but worth it.

Thank Ksmith727
Independence, Missouri
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Burgers and fries, that sort of thing. All standard fare. The one this this place has that most others don't?.......drive in service and great root beer! Buy a gallon to take home with you if you're into good root beer.

Thank mtman17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-254-7040

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