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“Good BUT!”

Gorman's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Lake Elmo
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fridley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Good BUT!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a nice, quaint resturant with good food at good prices. However, the coffee is only OK But the price of the coffee is out of site. I was shocked when I got the bill. This runed what was a very enjoyable meal up to that point.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank ZDB
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English first
Oak Grove, Minnesota
1 review
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

Before my motorcycle accident I visited Gorman's for lunch during work and it was very friendly with very good food for a family owed eatery. I got to know Ed the owner who was there once in awhile he's a GREAT guy.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank GaryOstlund73
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Clearwater, Florida
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Local Hangout From Bygone Era”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Gorman's is a local favorite, and it boasts a long and sentimental history. It is basically an unassuming hamburger joint with some of the best malts and milk shakes around. The decor is well-worn and may appear tired to some, but to regulars it is the way they like it. It's a short drive from the local, no-control-tower airport and it is a popular spot for private pilots and flying enthusiasts. Meals, including breakfast, are generous and tasty -- reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s. There are an assortment of vintage wooden booths to choose from, various sized tables, and an outdoor dock overlooking a meadow and cornfield. If you want to step back in time, this is the place -- and the prices reflect that. The food, by the way, is delicious and the staff is friendly and informal. If you don't like traditional, Midwestern hamburger joints with a lot of character, stay away.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Jazzdat
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“cosy, family feel - good menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

Lovely old style family diner with secluded booths. Seat yourself. Waitresses were prompt and friendly. Good family style menu including old-fashioned malts and shakes. I would recommend their Broasted Chicken - careful, it's very hot when served up! I loved the walls decorated with genuine old photographs of the area from 1900's!!! Well worth stopping by - but they close at 8.00pm!!!!

  • Visited September 2011
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5 Thank Kev F
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Uninviting to all but Tea Partiers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

Food is generally average. Service is slow even during off hours during the day.

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3 Thank Thorbert
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