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Machine Shed

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220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 830-2326
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7:00 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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 85
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 10
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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
Fast and filling breakfast

Pancakes were fluffy and enormous! Coffee was excellent. The server was really attentive and cheerful. Restaurant overall is large enough for big groups but super cute like a country store

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pancakes were fluffy and enormous! Coffee was excellent. The server was really attentive and cheerful. Restaurant overall is large enough for big groups but super cute like a country store

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is high quality and plentiful. Plus the staff is attentive and friendly. There are so many places competing for you business and the Machine Shed is at the top of my list.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stopped late. Restaurant was closing in 45 minutes. They were still willing to make food for us, although we ordered soup, etc. Waitress was friendly. Only downside, it was so cold, we had to get our jackets.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

we had a great meal just like the home cooked ones you do your self, there was lots od choices and it was not far from our hotel, I would recamend this to any one, if you have children you would be able to find some thing for them also. did not have to drive far for this very good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved all the 'fixins', which were free, cottage cheese, rolls, coleslaw, enough so we didn't need a starter! The kids meal comes on a little metal tractor trailer, no you cannot take it home, but the kids can play with it. There were little tractors available for playing, too, unfortunately we saw them on our way out! Good sized... More 

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Seven Lakes, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting atmosphere and very friendly attentive server. Plenty of food, but the all you could eat cod was very dry. More cod was brought out and okay, but not great. Walleye was excellent and perch was a bit heavy on breading and frying. Compensation was free desserts.

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IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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