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Machine Shed

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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
(920) 830-2326
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Steve S
South Boston, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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..

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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 

McHenry, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went there for dinner the first night we were in town for our 5 day trip, I was so disappointed I love ribs that was there special for the day, so I ordered the all you can eat ribs, My Fav, they were raw and saturated with Bar B q Sauce I think to cover it... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry you did not get a better explanation. We use a big, old fashioned wood smoker (which makes the meat slightly pink) and slow-cook all of our meals to perfection. Our server was correct that our ribs are smoked, but this does cook them thoroughly. If the ribs were not tender- that was... More 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was close to our hotel. I really didn't find much "different" on the menu than you would find at a typical casual dining restaurant. I had the pork tenderloin sandwich and it was very fatty. I thought it was a tad pricey for a casual dining restaurant.

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Thank Becca L
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of food and very good. I had the Chicken & biscuits this time and it was really good. I could not finish it all.

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Thank Barbara R
Gladstone, Michigan
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday early brunch. The food was awesome, lots of great selections! and the service was great too! loved it!!! Will definitely be back!

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Thank sassylady1965
Winchester, Idaho
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wisconsin Farm theme. I have had many breakfasts here, first time I had dinner and it was very good and filling. The baked chicken was excellent. The mashed potatoes were superb. Wife had the hot turkey sandwich, which she very much enjoyed.

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Thank Winezperce
Lomira, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

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Thank largeandlovely
Trinity, Alabama
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

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Thank FoxeyLemon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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

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Thank WILLI1993

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?