Burgers are incredibly versatile: buns make them portable, condiments make them customizable, and their patty, accustomed to intense flame broiling, make them an ideal shield to use against angry dragons. Be the hero of your township with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of burgers, shakes, and more at Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet.
Featured as a people's choice restaurant on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and crowned one of the best burgers in Minnesota by Minnesota Monthly, Gordy's Hi-Hat has been dishing out flavorful hand-pattied burgers for more than 50 years. Its menu boasts a variety of big beef patties, ranging from hamburger ($2.69) and double cheeseburger ($4.29) staples to mushroom and swiss burgers ($4.29) and the Big G stacked as tall as Shaq's suit of armor with two beef patties, loads of veggies, cheese, and mayo ($5.19). Sides include Gordy's famous homemade onion rings ($3.49) and Wisconsin white-cheddar cheese curds ($4.29), and other handheld edibles such as roasted-chicken sandwiches ($4.99) and skinless hot dogs ($1.79) rival burgers for mouth-waterability. For refreshing a parched palate, fresh shakes and malts ($2.99–$4.19), smoother than a rapper's transition into acting, come in a variety of flavors such as strawberry, oreo, blueberry, and vanilla.