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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
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Gordys fish burgers

Best fish burgers on earth! Consist of 4 fish fillets breaded to perfection served on a toasted bun with lettuce, and tartar sauce on the side. It seems expensive, but is worth every cent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mary Anne L
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Cloquet, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Chisholm, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On the way home from a road trip, I thought it would be a good idea to stop at Gordy's HI Hat. I have always wanted to eat here since it was aired on DDD. I had a less-than positive experience, which is why I dropped the star rating. The burger was only a step up from McDonalds. It is... More 

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best fish burgers on earth! Consist of 4 fish fillets breaded to perfection served on a toasted bun with lettuce, and tartar sauce on the side. It seems expensive, but is worth every cent!

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Windom, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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