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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great Food

Gordy's has the best food in Cloquet. The fish is amazing,you will not be disappointed. The only thing I can complain about is they are not open year around. They have been on the food network Diner's, Drive inn's and Dive's. Gordy's is our first stop on our way to Duluth.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
Brenda K
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Windom, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Windom, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Gordy's has the best food in Cloquet. The fish is amazing,you will not be disappointed. The only thing I can complain about is they are not open year around. They have been on the food network Diner's, Drive inn's and Dive's. Gordy's is our first stop on our way to Duluth.

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Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When we travel, we love to seek out local burger joints. We are from Oklahoma, land of cattle and top quality beef, so we love us a good burger. We were traveling back home from Duluth, and I found this place online, and when I read that it was a DDD diner, we had to go. The burger was pretty... More 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have made it a tradition to stop at Gordy's on our annual trip to northern Minnesota for the greatest burger around. You never fail to see a packed establishment. They give you a quick meal with great flavor. I wouldn't dream of stopping anywhere else. Unfortunately...they are not open year round. The staff is so friendly and I think... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Duluth and stopped here because I saw it on the TV show "Diners, Drive Inns, and Dives".... And it is even better in person!!! It is so old school and the owner, Gordy, was even behind the corner taking orders. It is so cool! He even owns a coffee shop right next door. It's... More 

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Minneapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While camping in the area, we happened to drive past Gordy's Hi Hat when my husband noticed the "fish and chips" special on their sign, so we made a u-turn and stopped for dinner. You place your order at the counter, then pay when it's ready. It's a small place, so we were glad to find a table. Many people... More 

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been coming here for nearly 50 years and it is a good place to stop on your trip north. Good food, quick service and friendly staff await you. Of course the prices have gone up since my first one cost 10 cents. LOL..........This is a classic malt and burger joint. Enjoy!

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After seeing on Triple D we knew we had to go. True to form, the food was good. We had bacon burgers. I got all the toppings. The onions were a little much. Onion rings were really good as were the cheese curds. I also had raspberry malt which was very tasty. I'd go back!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went on a Thursday afternoon at about 3PM and there was a line. This place is always busy. The service is very fast and the food is served in a visually appealing way, it's as if they are ready to take a commercial. More often than not it seems you get food that doesn't look anything like the picture... More 

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Marshall, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food is fantastic and the prices are so reasonable. They have great burgers and shakes along with other tasty items on the menu. The service is good and the restaurant has an old fashioned drive in feel to it .

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Monticello, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quick service, big portions of fries and onion rings, lots of outside seating. Next time up that way I need to try the chili I heard so much about. My only suggestion is more restrooms!

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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