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Viewers' Choice For MN's Best Patio: Psycho Suzi's

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi's in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top.

When sitting on Psycho Suzi's patio, it's easy to feel like you've left the North Star state.

"I describe it as your tropical oasis in Minne-snow-ta," said Psycho Suzi's Shannon Weed.

There are thatched umbrellas, tropical flowers, and a full assortment of umbrella drinks.

Suzi's has been a Nordeast favorite for a decade, but only moved to the edge of the river a few years ago.

"Having this amazing opportunity to be on the Mississippi, I think that is hugely beneficial," Weed said.

Not only did it give them more space, but it allowed for a whole new type of customer.

"We have people that cruise up on their boats, hang out here for the day, then cruise back down the river," she said.

In fact, not only is the super-sized patio dog friendly, they've added a second level.

"I mean, it's a balcony, overlooking a 300-person patio on the Mississippi," Shannon said. "It's kinda like a no-brainer, you have to do it."

Add that to a menu packed with scratch-made pizzas, and Minnesota's beloved tater tots, and it's easy to see why Suzi's patio has quickly become a summer staple.

"It's just the amount of care that goes into it because we know how, how important this patio is not only for us, but for Minnesota," Weed said.

This weekend would be a good time to check the patio out as Art-A-Whirl is taking place, and Suzi's will be hosting a puppy fashion show.

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