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Machine Shed

220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 830-2326
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Ranked #27 of 314 restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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72% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For reference, I rarely review restaurants. Everyone's palette is different, and it makes restaurants difficult to review. Until you visit a place with exceptionally poor customer service... 5-6 years ago, I used to visit here fairly often. When friends would stay in Appleton, they would ask for restaurant recommendations for a more "true" Wisconsin experience in the Appleton area. I... More

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Woodbine, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderfully prepared breakfast. Biscuits were fluffy and light, homemade - not from a can. Nice selection of breakfast meats, I had a pork chop and it was excellent, served with sausage gravy that was also good. They make a hashbrown casserole that I preferred to the Crackerbarrel version (not as salty). Sweet rolls require sharing or a doggy bag, because... More

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Marquette, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our 2nd time visiting. I ordered the brisket, the kids ordered shepards pies and my husband ordered a salad. He was not impressed with is salad, it looked very blah and he said it wasn't very good at all. The rest of the food was great! We all loved the brisket!

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We travel through Wis. and always try new places along the way. Not sure my wife was excited to eat in a machine shed. I was very excited too stop me being from the farm. Lots of interesting things to look at inside on the walls. I thought we might eat on a tractor but no such luck. Waitress very... More

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Fayetteville, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A fun, local restaurant with excellent food, and a Wisconsin flavor. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had pan fried walleye, do to perfection, great service. No fishy taste. For the dollar value,it was awesome.

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Upper Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The perfect décor for Wisconsin, tractors and other farm decorations. Cute items for sale and toy tractors for kids to play with. The waiters/waitresses were dressed in bib overalls. We had the salad bar but as I watched others being served I wish had had tried something off the menu. They have a baked apple dumpling for dessert that I'm... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

if you are looking for bland home cooking, this is it. Most importantly, the restaurant is clean and the service is good

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Des Moines, Iowa
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241 reviews 241 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Walked across the street from the fairfield hotel and ate dinner one evening with colleagues. Two of us decided on the Walleye, he ended up throwing up later that evening and I ended up on the toilet in the early morning hours. If you eat there I would stay away from the fish. RetiredArmyRANGER

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Mhoaglin, Brand Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

I am so very sorry to hear about your experience. This is the only instance we have had reported to us, but would like to investigate it further. If you could email me at mhoaglin@hoari.com I would love to discuss this further. More

12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The food and atmosphere at the restaurant are both fantastic. I am a pilot and travel a lot and I look forward to going back to this place. Mark it as one of my favorite breakfast spots.

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