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Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

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415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
+1 218-879-6125
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like the busy vibe, the casual seating, the reasonable price and....the darn good burger and malt and onion rings. This is throwback place from the 50's - 60's. Burger is meaty and the malts are thick and tasty. The counter service is fast paced, be careful when ordering that you are clearly naming the kind of burger you want.... More 

Thank PMA6642
Rosemount, Minnesota
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gordy's has perfected his fresh, hand pattied burgers, fries, onion rings and shakes over the past 58 years. The food speaks for itself with the full parking lot, line out the door and full tables. It is a well known spot that seems to be a tradition for those traveling to the Duluth area. My daughter loves the super cheesy... More 

Thank Lisa H
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped while traveling through town based on Trip Advisor reviews. Ordered their 'famous fish" and chips. Yikes - what a horrible meal. Greasy, but made up for it by being flavorless batter. The chocolate malt was decent - not great - but compared to the food, it was a-mazing!! If you're ever driving down highway 33 through Cloquet, MN, punch-it... More 

Thank chobbsey
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot of good things going on at Gordy's! Everything is so good here! The burgers are excellent and the onion rings are perfect too! The shakes and malts are very good as well! They have a lot to choose from! Just know that the burgers come with onions under the melted cheese so if you don't like onions... More 

Thank Bill S
Lakeville, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes the line is deep, don't let that stop you. The service is quick and the food is delicious! Try anything on the menu and you won't be disappointed. If your luck Gordy may even serve you ;)

Thank jrjwk
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheeseburgers were delicious! Lots of cheese, freshly made patty, soft bun. Chips and slaw were also good. About six fillets. The slaw was creamy. Ordered onion rings on the side...huge serving that should be shared. Many flavor choices of shakes. We ordered an Oreo shake and a blackberry shake. They were both delicious. The place was packed but we got... More 

Thank Lynda2nd
Maplewood, Minnesota
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It is a sure sign that the seasons have changed when Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet opens for the year. This is the 57th year and three generations. I was there on one of the first nice evening so there was a line but it moves very quickly. I had the fish and chips this time and was amazed. The Alaskan... More 

Thank Dan43292
Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food is great, the service is quick and it's a welcome change from other fast food establishments. They try to keep close to their 50s drive-inn roots. Being featured in many publications as well as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives pretty much speaks for itself!

Thank vacationdude2004
Hermantown, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to Gordy's the day after the 57th annual opening day of this old-school drive-in. It was a blustery day and the waiting line was out the door and into the parking lot. But not one of the people in line was distressed. On the contrary. Everyone was excited because Gordy's was open for the summer! Hand-patted burgers, fresh-... More 

Thank Lois B
Esko, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

So good!! Don't be shy if there is a long line, they serve up people very fast! The fish sandwich is huge.

Thank lindsaysavage2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Cloquet
  • Phone Number: +1 218-879-6125

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