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Suzie-Q Cafe

14 2nd St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-3202
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tenderloin” (10 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
14 2nd St NW, Mason City, IA 50401-3202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Susie-Q is a total gas. (And that may affect you as well.) With new construction replacing old at an alarming rate lets hope Susie-Q remains the institution and location it is. Have stopped to photograph this place more than a couple of times, but never...More

Thank tptr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just too cool. It's a classic diner with a lunch counter and a couple of outside tables. The food classic diner as well: Greasy and filling. Just the way it should be. Definitely a hangout for locals. The employees and customers were...More

Thank Dini O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice walk from hotel over here for breakfast and boy did I like it. Small diner, cute charm and very cool staff. The homemade salsa was great on my eggs. The coffee was fresh but I do wish they had fresh coffee cream....More

Thank DSWeimar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, while the food is a little above average, that's not the reason you must go to Suzie-Q's. It's the atmosphere. There are only about 10 stools to sit on. We went on a Monday for lunch. The server asked if we needed a menu....More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Suzie-Q Cafe has been around since 1948 . It has only 10 seats inside and a few tables outside, which adds to the charm of this old diner. We had the pork tenderloin sandwich they are known for and it was really good and...More

Thank pjsmiles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a road trip with my grandson, and stopped here to enjoy a classic cafe. I had the pork tenderloin and my grandson had the 4 layer burger. The pork tenderloin was good but not the best I have had, grandson enjoyed the burger. A...More

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Had the tenderloin, supposed to be the "Spic and Span" style. I have ate a lot of Spic and Span tenderloins back in the day and this was close. The Spic and Span I remember had more of a pepper "bite", but then again that...More

1  Thank k-and-3j
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I was greatly disappointed by what is supposed to be the best Tenderloin in Iowa/Midwest. It was flavorless and greasy, really not my idea of a great tenderloin. There are better in Mason City alone.

Thank Lindsay D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Get the tenderloin!!!! Omelettes are good too and the tacos! Can take out or eat in....yes there is room and we'll worth the experience in downtown Mason City, just a couple blocks north from the mall.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Porkloin sandwich can't be beat. Great local treasure. I enjoyed them during a local festival. They were efficient and handled the crowd very well.

Thank Mo4less
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
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
  • Phone Number: 641-423-5021
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