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Gorman's Restaurant

American, Diner
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11011 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-9501
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a small family owned restaurant in a small town. They provide good service and absolutely the BEST malts and shakes around. Their french silk malt is still amazing. They make terrific breakfasts but to be honest, the quality of their sandwiches and some entrees has slipped recently. The chicken from time to time has been overcooked, but when... More 

Thank R S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great For Breakfast - old school small town diner. Great Eggs & Hash - My daughter loved it !!!!!!!!!

Thank pjzugs
Birmingham, Alabama
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141 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a family style restaurant. Food has always been very good whether breakfast or lunch and dessert. Prices are very reasonable too. This is kind of like a local family restaurant with tons of pictures on the walls. Very nice atmosphere

Thank nickamc80
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quant little restaurant with history making moments tastefully displayed on the walls to entertain you while you wait for your tantalizingly delicious meal to arrive. It's a bit of old fashioned meals with a twist of regular favorites. Great place for mom & dad to bring the kids or even grandpa & grandma. Conversation abounds in this cute little side... More 

Thank MNSheila
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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287 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This local cute place is filled with history and lots of info that will draw you to the walls to read. The menu is simple and plain. The is friendly and the food is average but ok if your hungry. Not gourmet but simple and old time cooking. Their malts are a huge draw but ice cream is substandard.

Thank hjensen90
Woodbury, Minnesota
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The food is always good. The servers are always friendly and the atmosphere is great. My favorite menu is the cranberry walnut chicken wrap. If you're in the area and looking for food, eat here!

Thank Jen A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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346 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Simple American diner food in a large, local restaurant. Inside is adorned with historic pictures of Lake Elmo framed in window panes and doors from the very buildings that make and have made up the town. This is what brings me back to the restaurant. It's a bit of Americana with down home food. I wish they would up their... More 

Thank MollyAW1234
Fargo, ND
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246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had a bacon cheeseburger with bleu cheese crumbles. VERY good burger. The service was great too. The waitress was very friendly. Had I not gotten full from the burger I would have ordered a malt or piece of pie because they had a TON different kinds. Maybe next time....

Thank suzb_00
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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259 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were seated as soon as we arrived and the waitress brought water almost immediately. I ordered breakfast ~ scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and toast. It was simple enough ... Food arrived quickly. Unfortunately, the sign outside the restaurant that said "Cook Wanted" should have been a clue that they are in dire need of help. The scrambled eggs tasted... More 

Thank hippyways
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

When we are traveling, especially to a new location for us, we like to eat at local places. The franchise restaurants we can get anywhere now, even internationally. So we always ask locals where we should go eat. This is how we found Gorman’s. Gorman’s is may not be in the Twin Cities but it is worth the drive to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11011 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake Elmo
  • Phone Number: 651-770-2476

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?