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Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

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

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  • 70
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best burger and fast service

This place was great, we had burgers and fries and the medium fry was huge! The burgers were really good as well as the onion rings and milk shakes. It was really neat to see Gordy himself writing down orders for the customers. Very personalized feel for a fast food restaurant. A little off the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Shantina S
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River Falls, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This place was great, we had burgers and fries and the medium fry was huge! The burgers were really good as well as the onion rings and milk shakes. It was really neat to see Gordy himself writing down orders for the customers. Very personalized feel for a fast food restaurant. A little off the highway but worth the stop!

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Lake City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great drive-in. Fast and good food. After 55 years, Gordy is still here and took our order. He is spunky, a guy asked if something was good; he replied "that is a dump question we wouldn't serve it if it wasn't"!!!

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Stopped on the way back from duluth. Large portions. Very fast and good. Playground area was nice for the kid. Cool atmosphere.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a great old-timey atmosphere! My husband used to eat here when he was growing up in Esko and couldn't wait to take us there on our way back from fishing in Canada. It didn't disappoint, and the prices were fantastic...be advised, it's not open year-round so catch it when you can.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just ate there today! Everything is excellent, but I just noticed that they now have gluten-free buns. My favorite is the fish sandwich. There is enough there for two meals!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a great meal and the service was awesome. You really need to have the best burgers!! The shakes are delicious and so are the onion rings!!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Been here on a couple of occasions and have not been disappointed. I usually have the burger and milkshake because it reminds me of when I was younger. My wife had a fish sandwich today and I couldn't help but sample the fish, they looked so good and not to mention they put four fillets on the sandwich! The fish... More 

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Saint James, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The onion rings were fantastic. The cheese curds were good also but the onion rings stole the show! Service was very fast despite the line and the staff was friendly and upbeat.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We sampled plenty at Gordy's on our way to Gooseberry. Hamburgers were great and just what I needed. Breaded mushrooms lacked flavor. Cheese curds were the best side we had. I did not care for the breading on the onion rings though I did appreciate the nice crispy onion instead. Choc malt was great. I'll definitely go back and try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stop at Gordy's on our way to catch walleye in Canada and again on the way home. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious. I've tried the burgers, the tenderloin and this time the fish; I was not disappointed. In spite of the line of people, I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be... More 

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Additional Information about Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

Address: 415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
Phone Number: (218) 879-6125
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Cloquet
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?