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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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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Sunday brunch!

If you go around 10-10:30 they start to switch over to lunch items, so you get a little of breakfast and lunch!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
via mobile
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Friday fish fry was amazing. The baked cod was some of the best I had ever had. The environment was very relaxed and service was great. Recommend everyone stops in if in town.

Thank Mihailo M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go around 10-10:30 they start to switch over to lunch items, so you get a little of breakfast and lunch!!

Thank kimmarie72
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was a smidge slow in the beginning for as unoccupied as the building was, but the meal was prepared quickly and our waitress was very pleasant. Always a good meal!

Thank Kelly S
Green Bay, WI
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

After shopping at the mall, I love going here afterwards. Real food. Real flavor. Real lemonade. No pretending or rushing to be something more. Our family enjoys occasional dinners here.

Thank klvaile
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The Machine Shed is our usual Sunday brunch destination. We love the brunch buffet, a good selection and yummy! Try and get there a little early if possible though. Once the church crowd hits it'll be a bit of a wait, but not significant. 2 thumbs up!

Thank MsLa61
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you leave here hungry, there is something wrong. My husband and I actually shared a 4 piece chicken dinner and couldn't eat it all! It is served family style with potatoe, cold slaw, cottage cheese, green beans and roll. Very tasty and lots of good choices on the menu. It would be nice to have a senior menu choice... More 

Thank Marlys V
Appleton Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had the pot pie, was very very salty! The breakfasts are much better, large portions and food is very good. Just Wish they would add pancakes.

Thank SharonPank
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I will pass your feedback about lunch on to the chefs. We do have pancakes on our breakfast menu, it is called the cakes and everything breakfast-you will have to try it next time! More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I have liked everything I have ever ordered at The Machine Shed. The only reason that I gave it four stars instead of five is because they will not do substitutions. My husband tried to substitute his eggs for anything else (he does not like eggs), and they refused to do so. After a while the waitress came back and... More 

Thank Caitlyn H
Ankeny, Iowa
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I stopped here with the idea of getting breakfast. However, I did not know they stop serving breakfast at 11:00. I was ten minutes late so I had to order lunch. I had the catfish dinner that included sauteed vegetables, wild rice, cole slaw, cottage cheese, a dinner roll, and a piece of pumpkin bread. I also ordered a cup... More 

Thank Bryan H
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Stopped here while in town. It was best described as a Cracker Barrel with a tractor theme. It was nice with decent food and a clean restaurant, I would say the food is better than Cracker Barrel quality. Very family friendly

Thank shark4rae

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?