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Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
(218) 879-6125
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Cloquet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Waconia, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'd wanted to stop at Gordy's after seeing them on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives. When we pulled up, we considered not stopping based on the number of people there, but persisted as I had always wanted to try it. Despite the crowd and the line, we had our food within 10 minutes or so of walking in the door. They... More

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Michigan City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The place was hop'n. Orders were taken fast and filled faster. Food was filling and delicious. Lots of locals and tourists alike.

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