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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 - 9:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
eclectic decor, good food

I had passed this place many times while visitng Appleton and finally got a chance to dine there. LOTS of choices and everything looked good. Hearty American fare and plenty of it. If you're watching your weight, take half some. Very country style decor and a small gift shop if you're into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had passed this place many times while visitng Appleton and finally got a chance to dine there. LOTS of choices and everything looked good. Hearty American fare and plenty of it. If you're watching your weight, take half some. Very country style decor and a small gift shop if you're into farm type items. Easy walk from many motels.

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Hoedspruit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go to when you visit the area !! Good food and service and the steaks are delicious. Nice selection, great service and just a nice place to spend an evening.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were there for lunch and had a reuben and bacon cheeseburger. The corned beef had been heated on the grill and was crispy and dried out but otherwise the sandwich was very good. My son's burger, which he likes well done, was certainly well done. The menu was so impressive that we returned for dinner (refer to that review... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went to Machine Shed on a Wednesday night with some friends and we went away pretty hungry and very unimpressed. The atmosphere looks pretty interesting but when you walk in they've got probably 35 of 40 tables empty. Then when you're handed a menu it's bland. Nothing pops out at you despite the numerous meal options We started with... More 

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CURTIS3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We Went here twiceduring our stay and thought the length of time we waited the first time was just due to it being busy. It looks a gret place but the waiting stff were hopeless, nowhere to be seen most of the time and our meal took 45 minutes to appear. The second time we went, the waitress explained what... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Convenient location and good for large groups. The staff handles themselves well even when faced with huge crowds.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good food. Variety of choices. Friendly / helpful / patient waitress. All combined to make for an enjoyable family breakfast. But . . . when the waitress described the French toast as large, it was a serious understatement. Two of us ordered it, and had we shared an order we still would have had leftovers. So be warned.

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Wheaton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had the pleasure of stopping by the Machine Shed while attending EAA Air Venture. A wonderful , quaint, country-style restaurant. The service and staff are helpful and friendly, and the the food is excellent. !! Highly recommend the Roasted Stuffed Pork Chop and Country Fried Steak/Chicken. Great desserts if you still have room. We enjoyed it so much ,... More 

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Appleton, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Sunday brunch buffet is fantastic. High quality food, prepared perfectly. Lots of choices so it is a great option for families and groups. But get there early, the wait time for a table grows quickly.

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our family loves to dine at the Machine Shed. The waitresses are all fast and very polite. It seems that no matter how busy they are, once you're seated they arrive promptly and your order arrives in a very reasonable amount of time. Their Ruben Sandwich is very good, as are their breakfasts and the rest of the menu.

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Additional Information about Machine Shed

Address: 220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
Phone Number: (920) 830-2326
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?