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Mugs-Up Root Beer Drive-In

700 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055-1507
+1 816-254-7040
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (20 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Vegan Options
700 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055-1507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember piling into the family car on a warm summer evening and heading over to the local Mug-Up for a cold root beer float (the Brown Cow), and maybe a Chili Cheese Wiz Burger? You pulled in under a canopy and the car hop took...More

Thank donh429
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The burger was good but we had to pay .50 cents for a piece of tomato... Our server was very nice and efficient. I would give 3.5 stars.

Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A throw back to the 50's and 60's. Food is fast food but good. Good selection and great desserts such as the Rootbeer Float. Cheap prices.

Thank Kco0054
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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank FrannyGlass1976
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
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...More

Thank itscandices
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
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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
Reviewed 10 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
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Restaurant Details

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10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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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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