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Gordy's HI Hat Drive-Inn

415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
+1 218-879-6125
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (54 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (26 reviews)
“cheese curds” (17 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
415 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1149
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Reviews (223)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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,...More

Thank PMA6642
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

Thank chobbsey
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...More

Thank Bill S
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
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...More

Thank Lynda2nd
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...More

Thank Dan43292
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
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 8 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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Do you have gluten free options?
17 January 2015|
Response from thephan | Reviewed this property |
you certainly can put a gluten free meal together. If you want the bun, I think you're going to need to bring that yourself. But there was plenty of food that meets the gluten free need.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • E-mail