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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Fantastic burgers & more!

We love stopping here for lunch or dinner on our way home. Great food, fun atmosphere. Food is always fresh. Long lines at times, but they do a great job getting food out quickly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
elysia_anne
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We love stopping here for lunch or dinner on our way home. Great food, fun atmosphere. Food is always fresh. Long lines at times, but they do a great job getting food out quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very good burgers and huge fish sandwiches. The onion rings are homemade and great as well. It is small inside but we were lucky enough to get a seat. If not they have outside seating as well.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great burger joint! Great burgers! Unfortunately I couldn't eat the onion rings because they were just too salty. My son enjoyed his chocolate malt along with a great burger.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and his parents have been stopping at Gordy's for years. They've recently renovated the original building and added a ice cream and coffee shop next door with a playground for the kids. Food was good and the malts were delicious! Good classic American dining at its best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food is mediocre, I wouldn't say it's the best burger I've even had but it's a decent stop for a local eat. The fish however is fantastic!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The parking lot was overflowing with cars as we stopped for lunch on a Saturday in August. I was pleasantly surprised however at how efficiently our order was taken and our food was prepared. The blackberry shake and fries were particularly delicious. The burgers were a step or two up from typical fast food fare but our burgers were overloaded... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Years ago, I used to work at the coffee shop next door, The Warming House. We were owned by the same family. They are the nicest people to work for and they really take pride in their businesses. I can confirm with out a doubt that the chili is made from scratch and is delicious. The onion rings are hand... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our Scouts loved the first visit on their way from Minneapolis airport to Ely so much that they insisted to come back on their return transfer. The fresh burgers were cooked to perfection and the fries were awesome. Great seasoning, hot and crispy. The fresh Blackberry shake was super delicious and even though the order line was super long, the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having grown up before all the FF spots. Gordy's is the real deal. 10 of us gathers for a mini HS picnic in one of the pavilions in the back of the parking lot. Fish sandwich had most fish I've seen @ $7 was a steal. First root beer float I've had since 69 hit the spot! Rings were average.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When in Duluth for hockey -we always make sure we come to GORDY'S! Sure its a little drive - but so worth it! They have the most amazing system and how they take and serve orders- it's sheer chaos but it works! - EVERYTIME we come here it is PACKED! But don't turn around and drive away - it really... More 

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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?