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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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Cloquet, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gordy's Hi Hat is a seasonal restaurant that is open from mid March to the end of September. It has been open for over 60 years. They offer daily specials, and I especially like their big fish sandwich. They have burgers, coneys, fries, and chili. Depending upon the time you arrive, you can get waited on quickly, or you may... More 

Thank Phillip D
Proctor, Minnesota
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're not a fan of crowds & lines, this isn't the place for you. I'd much rather go to a relaxing sit down table service restaurant, but I continue to go back here because the food is so good! It's actually fun to watch the workers behind the counter do their thing to keep up with the crowds. Amazing... More 

Thank pc350
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I would recommend eating everything on this menu. My Favorites: burger, onion rings, fish with homemade tartar sauce, shake, or a fresh salad. Good environment, quick orders even when busy, the owners are always working.

Thank Sellestyle
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great food ,ice cream , fishbergers are my favorite. There open from march to oct. if your traveling through in the summer stop in and have a bite.🙃😋😍😁🙂

Thank Susan S
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in Cloquet, I would definitely go to Gordy's Hi-Hat Restaurant. It's a fun atmosphere with traditional drive in food. The service is good and the serving size is large.

Thank rogerfossum
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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507 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Located north of downtown on the main drag going through Cloquet, this has been a stop off point for years for people traveling up the the Iron Range or up north to a cabin or outdoor adventuring. It's a throwback to another era. Burgers, fries, sandwiches, shakes, and malts. The food is tasty and the atmosphere can't be beat. Closed... More 

Thank t-bonetraveller
Esko, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Gordy's is the rare exception to fast food. Even though you get it quickly almost everything is freshly made. Hamburgers are made from fresh ground beef and the fish fillets and onion rings are breaded by hand and excellent tasting. If you are traveling through Cloquet, MN make sure you make it a point to stop at Gordy's. It is... More 

Thank Jeff B
Washington D.C. Metro Area
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

By a big group I mean 36! We were on our way to the boundry waters canoe area and stopped enmass. The Gordy's crew did not flinch. They have done this plenty. The food, burgers, shakes and fries for just about everyone. With so many people, it could have been really bad. In that I mean it coukd hsce come... More 

Thank thephan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Gordy's. It brings me back to the "Good old days". My wife absolutely loves having a burger and fries followed by an old fashioned milk shake. We also love going to the Warming House in the winter!

Thank Scott A
Tulare, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stopped by because we saw the burger restaurant here was well rated. Glad we did. Prices reasonable and the food was great. Particularly liked the onion rings.

Thank Prezz2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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