eating indie in indy

Mug n Bun 5211 W. 10th Street Speedway Indiana

Mug n Bun is an old time drive in. Complete with eating in your car and “carhops”. They also give you an indoor option with an enclosed dining room in a separate building. Take a seat, order you food and your server radios in to the kitchen and in a short time your meal is brought out to you. To me drive ins are as much about memory as it is about the food. The food is what you would expect, tasty and oh so cheap. That is why I usually order two sandwiches, to enjoy the diversity of the menu.

I usually order a BBQ sandwich. A large portion of pulled pork on a big bun. The Mug n Bun version sells for $3.70. This reminds me of all of the drive in theaters I visited as a teen. Good food as well as memories. I also ordered a coney dog with house made sauce. I didn’t publish that picture because all of the food is wrapped for its trip and coney dogs don’t travel well in deli wrap. It was a good dog and the sauce was pretty good it just wasn’t too photogenic.

What I couldn’t understand was the piece of toast serparating the beef patties. Do they usually have a middle bun and ran out or do they consider the toast as a quirky signature for their double burgers. Proably should have asked. Regardless I think this is a must visit. Whether you have memories of drive ins or not you should go because no one knows how they will be around

4 responses

  1. I love the shots you took of the inside. Bright and colorful against the B&W floor pattern, cool!

    August 30, 2020 at 11:28 am

    • The inside is so busy it is actually calming.

      August 31, 2020 at 12:27 pm

  2. What a fun camping interior! I see what you mean about the toast inside the hamburger. I think I could do without that. There’s a lot to be said for nostalgia.

    August 30, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    • SO true. The sad thing about nostalgia is that it is already past.

      August 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

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