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Machine Shed

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220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 830-2326
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
stop for lunch

had a great burger would go back anytime,good portions of food and wait staff was very good.place was very clean

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just a spot you forget about when you are looking for a good breakfast or any meal. It is very good for families, friends for all meals. It has a great atmosphere.

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Kildeer, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The menu was basic with nothing special. We missed the breakfast buffet by a half hour, which seemed like the better choice than ordering off the menu. The best item was the cheese, onion, sour cream hash browns. If you enjoy the farm theme and want to buy farm themed items from the gift shop this might appeal to you... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ate here as it was next to my hotel. Restaurant was not busy but it was a Monday night. Meal was inclusive of free starter which consisted of: - 1. Coleslaw - freshly made nice ingredients. 2. Large dish of cottage cheese - would not be my choice for a starter. 3. What I think was sweet potato bread -... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

had a great burger would go back anytime,good portions of food and wait staff was very good.place was very clean

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I stopped at Machine Shed for an early dinner, and were very pleased with the quick service and friendly server. I ordered a turkey dinner and enjoyed every bit of it, including the leftovers I took home. We have never been disappointed in any of the food we order, and look forward to eating there again when... More 

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United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have been to all of the Machine Shed restaurants in IA and IL and this was the only one that has been disappointing. It was the food, not the service. The waitress was very nice and welcoming and efficient. The food: I got the Heartland Combo which was one of the pricier menu items. The plate itself was really... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is only the 2nd Machine Shed that I have been to, and am really not that impressed. The food was good, had the all you can eat Cod and what was served was enough, especially when combined with garlic mashed potatoes and a pre-plate with a role, coleslaw and cottage cheese.. However, how come Culvers can serve more fish,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good option for breakfast in a rustic environment. Nice biscuits. Daughter liked the waffles. OK, breakfast is quite simple but service was good and staff was very polite and efficient.

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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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
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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