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The Machine Shed Restaurant

220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
+1 920-830-2326
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“coleslaw” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always wonderful here. I have never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is excellent also. It is one of the best places around the mall.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LongabergerLady
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

good food. Comfort food. Good service. Fair prices. Came at 8pm. Nearly empty restaurant. Lots of old country/farm stuff on the walls.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Soberduud1
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hello, thank you dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Machine Shed as it had been recommended by a friend. The hostess was reading a book and was angry that we interrupted her book....once we got past her, we were pleasantly impressed. Food was excellent and service was as well. If...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 33Woody54
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your review. I apologize that your initial interaction was not off to a great start, but I am glad to hear that everything else met expectations. We appreciate that you brought this to our attention, I...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Have been here several times over the years, most recently last week with a party of 12 people. There was no issue with a party that big, we had called ahead and they had us all set up. Food all came out at the same...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank belgarat_1961
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello, thank you for all of your awesome feedback. We are so glad you have enjoyed your visits to the Machine Shed and we hope you join us for another 5-star meal again soon!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Always stop here for Breakfast on our way back from our annual trip to Door County. Awesome food and friendly staff. Stopped yesterday (Sat.) about 9:30 and we were told it would be a 35-40 Min. wait. I thought this was kind of strange as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joel M
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Joel- Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry truly sorry that we could not accommodate you for breakfast and I will be sure to pass this information along to our team.

Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a very unique restaurant serving all homemade comfort food with large portions. Has a country feel with a small gift shop. Nice alternative to the big chain restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scfd291
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hello, thank you providing your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have been honoring the American Farmer since 1978 and we make our food from scratch, daily. Thank you for stopping in to dine with us!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The Machine Shed was close and convenient for dinner. Reminiscent of Cracker Barrel, it is more focused on farming and farm implements. My wife had the pretzel dip and a bowl of soup while she pointed out the brisket for me. To say I like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 476devinw
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Devin - thank you for providing us with your feedback. We take pride in our award-winning food and have been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978. I apologize that your Brisket was not up to our typical standards. Please know that I have shared...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the All u can eat breakfast after waiting 30 min for a table. Found out15 min after ordering that we could not get a cinnamon roll because they are out of them. This was part of the all you can eat deal. The manager...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank brandonb600
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Brandon, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We really dropped the ball on this one. Will you please email me at lsparkman@hoari.com, I would love to discuss this further with you. I will also follow up directly about this with the Appleton...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This food is good down home cooking. I had an absolutely delicious breakfast skillet, with potatoes, eggs, sausage and bacon...yummy! Service was good and very fast. We will be back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ljhileski
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hello, thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast. We appreciate that you took the time to post your feedback - we hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Even though we all had their excellent buffet, the waitress went above what she need to do. Great service and everyone was very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rlizak
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Hello, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad that everything was up to expectations. We appreciate that you took the time to post your feedback.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
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
7:00 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: +1 920-830-2326
Description
In 1978, we opened our first Machine Shed Restaurant on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa. We had just 100 seats, but we started with a powerful commitment. That was a five-word constitution: “Dedicated to the American Farmer.” That dedication meant we worked hard to have a restaurant that wasn’t just ‘farm themed’ but something that farmers could be proud of. We serve chef driven, farm fresh fare, inspired by the seasons. Our food is made from scratch, daily.
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