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Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

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415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
(218) 879-6125
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Gordys Hi-Hat

Food and service good, usually very busy and a little wait time is what we are accustomed to for this seasonal business.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cloquet, Minnesota
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Cloquet, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service good, usually very busy and a little wait time is what we are accustomed to for this seasonal business.

Thank wildeea
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here all the time as kids to meet my dad for lunch. My brother really loved getting this bright blue ice cream. We all thought it was Play-Doh flavored ice-cream. Looking back, it seems strange that my parents let my brother eat that much Play-Doh ice cream. It was probably cotton candy flavored or something. Overall:10/10 try the... More 

Thank missmnwolf
Cloquet, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Gordy himself is there almost everyday, taking down orders, with his wife in the back hand-making burgers in the morning. My family looks forward to the opening of this diner every summer. We found this gem on a road trip up north 5 years ago, frequented it quite often while we lived in the neighborhood for a few years, and... More 

Thank Sarah N
Carlton, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gordy's Hi Hat is one my favorite summertime places. This place has been around over 50 years and remains operated by the same family. The typical food is: burgers, shakes and fries. Also, one can enjoy a great fish sandwich, coneys, and malts. The atmosphere is casual, you can eat in or take out, or even sit at picnic tables... More 

Thank Sandee K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Only been here one time on my way to Clouquet and boy was it amazing. Got a bacon cheeseburger and some cheese curds and we still talk about it to this day. As soon as you come up to Gordy's you know it's gotta be good because you won't be able to find a parking spot. It was very busy... More 

Thank Brandon G
Blaine, Minnesota
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We love stopping here whenever we are even Close enough....we will make it part of our trip! Such a fun, old time, burger, fries & milk shakes!! Cheese curds are awesome too! Nothing fancy but it is fun & the food is always good!! Cannot wait to go again!

Thank Crazy4KC73
Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

LOVE the fish and the shrimp baskets! The onion rings are a must have! Take it as a picnic all the time.

Thank Kathy H
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

You can't miss with this stop in Cloquet. This diner is a no-brainer. So many choices for malts and shakes. Definitely try the BlackBerry. The fries, onion rings, burgers and sandwiches are all delicious. Served by friendly, efficient staff.

Thank Karerenea
Orlando, Florida
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

As a rule, we have had very good luck visiting restaurants highlighted on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives, but I'm sorry to say, the Hi-Hat missed the mark for us. The place is bustling with business, the staff is friendly and very efficient, and the service was plenty fast. My complaint is with the food itself. I can't remember the last... More 

Thank Paul C
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We ate at Gordy's Hi Hat over the weekend. We always stop there on the way to our cabin. The burgers are freshly made-not frozen. Great taste! Their fish sandwich is excellent-4 pieces of fish on a bun. The only negative is they close for the season Sept. 20. It is definitely a "must stop"!

Thank Jackie T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Cloquet
  • Phone Number: (218) 879-6125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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