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Machine Shed

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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
(920) 830-2326
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us had lunch here during peak lunch time on a Saturday. The dining room was not even remotely busy, but it took quite a while for anyone to approach the table we had been seated at. Then it was a full hour to get served. We had nothing that would be difficult or take a long time to... More 

Thank Debra M
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Debra, I want to thank you for taking the time to post your review- I am sorry you received this type of service. It does sound like we were having an off day, but I am glad to hear our server made it right for you. I have discussed your feedback with my executives so we can prevent this... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint and comfy log-cabin style restaurant with amazing down-home cooking. Friendly hostess, quick service and awesome waiter who recommended the best dish on the menu-Chicken fried chicken! Warning: guaranteed food coma will follow any meal!

Thank Lupita D
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped on a Sunday and had their buffet. It was very routine. Hand made omelets are no longer that special, the carved beef was ok but in a pan on a warmer not carved for you. The usual semi-warm/cool waffles, scrambled eggs potatoes and capote glazed pork. The pastries were good as that is what they are know for... More 

Thank Richard S
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback- we will pass this information to our team. We love to hear from our customers for suggestions, so if there is anything you think would be special that we can add to our buffet we would appreciate your input. Please email me at lvontersch@hoari for your suggestions- thank you! More 

Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast and lunch with our Pierce firetruck representative and OMG what a place to eat breakfast AND lunch!! Fast service,cozy atmosphere really good prices,a must go to when in town

Thank Donnie S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times and the food is very good and large portions. We had the walleye and my husband's had a large amount of small bones. The downfall was a very slow waiter who seemed to forget easily but he may have been new.

Thank Marlys V
Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a collection of traditional foods - all cooked fresh. Decor is a bit sparse, but the food is definitely NOT. We both got more food than we could handle!

Thank SPTravlr
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very neat inside. Staff is dressed country, farming toys for kids and a very large menu. We enjoyed our breakfast and everything about the place! Even went back for supper & had what tasted like home cooked pot roast! Priced for a family and kids will love the play area! We will go back with the family!

Thank Kris Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fruit, breakfast items like biscuits and gravy,cheesy hashbrowns and scrambled eggs. Then there's yummy pastries,carved for you ham or beef and desserts to choose from. And the bloody Marys are very good.

Thank Cherrie E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had chicken pot pie and meat loaf. Both were very good and large portions. Service as side dishes also superior. The chef makes the presentations with special touches. Very reasonable prices, too!

Thank Steve S
South Boston, Virginia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is okay. Nothing bad. Canned gravy and absolutely enormous portions. No normAl human could eat all the food offered in a single serving. If you are looking for very large portions of decently cooked American midwest food okay. If you are looking for any degree of subltey, fresh ingredients, or genuine flavors look elsewhere..

Thank palexb
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I can assure you our food is made from scratch, daily. Our mantra at the machine shed is that we are dedicated to the American farmer - we source local vegetables as we can and even grow our own gardens. I am sorry your experience sounds like it was below our standards, I will pass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: (920) 830-2326

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?