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Machine Shed

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220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 830-2326
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Plenty to eat

My husband and I stopped at Machine Shed for an early dinner, and were very pleased with the quick service and friendly server. I ordered a turkey dinner and enjoyed every bit of it, including the leftovers I took home. We have never been disappointed in any of the food we order, and look forward... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
grandmaoffour
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped at Machine Shed for an early dinner, and were very pleased with the quick service and friendly server. I ordered a turkey dinner and enjoyed every bit of it, including the leftovers I took home. We have never been disappointed in any of the food we order, and look forward to eating there again when... More 

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United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to all of the Machine Shed restaurants in IA and IL and this was the only one that has been disappointing. It was the food, not the service. The waitress was very nice and welcoming and efficient. The food: I got the Heartland Combo which was one of the pricier menu items. The plate itself was really... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is only the 2nd Machine Shed that I have been to, and am really not that impressed. The food was good, had the all you can eat Cod and what was served was enough, especially when combined with garlic mashed potatoes and a pre-plate with a role, coleslaw and cottage cheese.. However, how come Culvers can serve more fish,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good option for breakfast in a rustic environment. Nice biscuits. Daughter liked the waffles. OK, breakfast is quite simple but service was good and staff was very polite and efficient.

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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

A good breakfast reminiscent of Cracker Barrel (which I was told this used to be). The atmosphere is as if you are dining in an old farmhouse. The menu isn't quite as extensive as Cracker Barrel's, but the service was good and so was the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My coworkers and I had breakfast here during my last stay in town. Everything was VERY delicious. I had the corned beef hash breakfast with the potato casserole, biscuit and gravy, and coffee. I was so full when I left, but I ate all but one bite! If I ever happened to be in Appleton again, this would definitely be... More 

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing special about food here. It wasn't bad by any means but not memorable either. Typically family restaurant menu. We had good service, the overalls were a bit much but we get the theme. We would go back but when in the neighborhood but nothing we couldn't live without.

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Woodbine, Maryland
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38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I just love this place. Consistently good food is the key to what they do. Nothing is fancy, but all is prepared just like you would have in a friend's kitchen. Large portions, so be careful not to over order.

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Andover, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was told that this was a good place to eat so I thought I would give it a try. The food was good but wasn't great. Service was average. For the price it was OK. I did however like the gift shop attached to the restaurant.

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Fort Worth deep in the heart of TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at the Machine Shed. I ordered the Burnt Ends and loved every bite. The cottage cheese that was served at the beginning of the meal was fantastic. I don't get to have cottage cheese like this until I come back up home. Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: (920) 830-2326
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?