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Suzie Q Cafe

14 2nd Street NW, Mason City, IA -
Posted By Tim Mornard on 2/10/2012 11:27:00 PM
On entering, I thought "what am I doing here" Upon leaving it was how can I get back here soonest..." It is the kind of place where the locals (both of 'em) talked to you and joked. Of course, when you're at a 12 person counter, it's sort of hard to ignore each other, especially when the owner is talking at the top of his lungs and doing magic. I had the grilled tenderloin first and it was fantastic. And then the owner said "well heck, you've got to try the other kind" and cooked me up a small taste. Which was so good I ordered another one, done that way... Definitely a worthwhile stop... My wife had the cyclops, which is the greatest idea for a pancake ever!

And on a different topic, the older buildings in downtown Mason City (circa 1890's???) are works of art.

Suzie Q diner in Mason City, IA is great. Cool owner who is also a magician who does card tricks etc. while cooking. A whole pile of fun and fantastic food. less than $8. Iowa is king of the pork tenderloin sandwiches... and Suzie Q is the queen.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Spic-N-Span Tenderloin
Cyclops
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The melt packs even more flavour into the spic-n-span.
"The melt packs even more flavour into the spic-n-span."
Tristan Frank





The Battered Tenderloin served with pickles.
"The Battered Tenderloin served with pickles."
Tristan Frank


Delicious gravy, not your typical biscuits, which are more spongy and light.
"Delicious gravy, not your typical biscuits, which are more spongy and light."
Mike Iacoucci


The Suzie-Q is unmistakable.
"The Suzie-Q is unmistakable."
Tristan Frank


Typical pancakes with a generous portion of butter.
"Typical pancakes with a generous portion of butter."
Mike Iacoucci



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