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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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Lomira, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this place always leftovers for the next day. I had the four piece breasted chicken it was very good. My husband had the special, ribs and burnt Enid's, he said it beat his favorite restaraunt. The service, sides and quickness were fantastic.

Thank largeandlovely
Trinity, Alabama
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably would not ever go back. We had a party of six and felt the prices were just a little pricey. All the kids ordered hamburgers, which they really liked. I ordered a salad and I probably should have gone to the grocery store, bought a head of lettuce, put about four cherry tomatoes on it, sprinkled it with tons... More 

Thank FoxeyLemon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a clean restaurant steak....ribs ...burgers I had a mixed meat appetizer..beef and pork...good stuff

Thank WILLI1993
Twinsburg, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to dine. Seems like it once was or is modeled after Cracker Barrel. They have "comfort food" with "fixins" and a bar! Had the fish fry special that was excellent. Our server was quick and attentive. The restaurant was clean. Enjoyed it.

Thank Mr_BeenThereDoneThat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at the Machine Shed in Appleton many times over the years. It's a great family restaurant with a friendly staff. Try the chicken fried steak.

Thank wanderrex
Vine Grove, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time eating there. They offer homecooked meals. Good was excellent. Staff was friendly. Will definitely be back again

Thank bmh561
Watford, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good here is very good and the service was the best I have had on this trip by far and was worth the visit alone . I thoroughly recommend this restaurant and would definitely eat here again .

Thank Philip P
London, Canada
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532 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Home style cooking. I had the fried chicken. It came with coleslaw, cottage cheese, two type of bread, green beans, choice of potatoes and four pieces of chicken. It was really good but I felt bad as I could only eat half of it. Great family place. Hay wagon rides Thursday nights which is family night. From the road it... More 

Thank dan459us
Schofield, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Girl friend wanted to try this place and I am unhappy that I decided to go there. I know of many great places to eat when in Appleton and this is not one of them. The food was all cold just like most buffets. Just your average place to go.

Thank 58Thomas_H
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner when you want something other than the usual. It's home cooking at its best!

Thank Pat S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?