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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/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    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
Hearty breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kurt R
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
92 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went to the Machine Shed in Appleton and had a great meal. After looking thru all the good things they had to offer I settled on the double cut pork chops with mashed potatoes and the daily vegetables. They brought a plate that had coleslaw and cottage cheese with bread as my "fixins". and as soon as I started the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My favorite Friday Fish Fry! $10.99 AYCE Cod (breaded, beer battered or baked). Service can be slow, but worth the wait! They could use more servers during busy times. If the food wasn't great, I would normally be upset with the service and rank lower than 4 stars.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good local food! They were out of what I was thinking to have but made a suggestion and it was great! Would not have tried if not suggested and would go back again for the same. Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful, as we were not from the area and were more than happy to make suggestions.

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Valders, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited this location and had a very long wait. We were seated quickly, but due to staffing issues, waited to place order for over 20 minutes. The waitress acknowledged us and promptly apologized for the delay. Her overall service was outstanding!"like homemade" when I was growing up on the farm fresh tasting food. The small inconvenience of wait was well... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?