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Suzie-Q Cafe

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14 2nd St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-3202
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07:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Garner, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Homemade is what comes to mind when you visit this little diner. Tenderloin is a must sometime throughout your visit here. They are HUGE!!

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1 Thank leejean158
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Teeny tiny diner but we had no trouble getting a seat on a Tuesday morning. Food was fine but that's almost irrelevant here...it's about chatting with the friendly locals, hearing some town gossip and learning a magic trick from the very personable owner..who greats you with a hearty and heartfelt welcome when you walk in the door. If you want... More 

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1 Thank Melanie A
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yuck! The food is greasy ... Dripping grease. Smells of grease as well. Outside tables and indoor bar stool seating is available.

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1 Thank Barb B
Deer River, Minnesota
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I hadn't been in the Suzie-Q for 50 year. Couldn't believe it was still there. The tenderloins were just like I remembered them, and they're named after the old Spic & Span diner that is long gone. We will have to stop again when passing through.

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Thank Mike B
Plymouth, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A very small diner with 10 counter stools. We loved it! I had a bacon cheese burger w/ fries, my friend had the Phili Cheesesteak and onion rings. But....no restrooms, you have to cross the street to a cooperating church. And it was hot in the diner. The outside temp was in the high 80's that day. But, what a... More 

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San Ramon, CA
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Never been in a Valentine Diner before and apparently this is one of 20 left. The tenderloin sandwich was delicious and I guess is the 2nd best tenderloin in the United States. There are about 8-10 seats and it is small so expect to bump elbows and end up in conversations with the locals who are very friendly and very... More 

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Thank RatedRSuperstar
Adelaide, Australia
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Tried to visit the Suzi-Q-Cafe in March but unfortunately it wasn't open but we did get out and peer through the windows think yep what a shame it's closed. It looks like it would be a great experience for us Aussies although maybe a little crowded. We hop to return to Mason City in a couple of years so hopefully... More 

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Thank Darren W
Los Angeles, California
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

What a pleasant surprise...the Everything Hashbrowns were so good on Friday morning, I went back for more of the same on Saturday. The owner, Troy, is a wonderful host and good at short-order cooking as I have ever eaten--and works magic when he has a moment of downtime. The food and hospitable charm is worth stopping for; there are only... More 

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Thank MeMeDaVinci
Mason City, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This little (tiny) diner has been in town a very long time. The food is decent, nothing to shout about, a bit expensive, but if you wish to eat at an old diner this is it.

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Thank Tip P
Clear Lake, Iowa
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This place is an institution in Mason City....... You should go at least once. Breakfast is really fun there..... There are only a few stools. So consider yourself lucky if you get one...... You will feel like you should be in a a 1950's movie.

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Thank Bonnie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 2nd St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?