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Reviewed December 23, 2022

This seems to be a Mom & Pop business that was within walking distance of my hotel. I didn’t want the standard hotel breakfast, so I gave this place a try. I ordered a waffle; scrambled eggs & hash browns to-go. Not bad food. It...could be a worthwhile stop if in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2022

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for leaving your feedback - we appreciate it!

Reviewed September 17, 2022

My husband and I went to the Machine shed last Saturday, food took a long time to get to the table, and when it arrived it was cold. About 20-30 minutes after we got home I felt like I was going to be sick, and...so did my husband.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2022

Hi, we apologize for the service you received and that you guys felt sick afterwards. We hope you are both feeling better now. Your comments will be passed along to our management team.

Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

Everything was ok. Cracker barrel style restaurant with the typical food you'd expect. Good for a quick meal.........

Date of visit: September 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review and providing us with your feedback.

Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant reminds me of cracker barrel. All homemade food and it tastes as good as advertised. Service and atmosphere was very pleasant. My only complaint was the benches at the booths. Very uncomfortable.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2022

Hello Dave, thank you for your 4-star rating! We do apologize for the benches at the booths but we are glad that overall you had a pleasant time dining with us.

Reviewed August 26, 2022

Food was good. Our waiter was attentive and Great! BUT the wait was long to sit and for food! They need more help or to work more efficiently. The waiters were both moving as fast as they possibly could without running someone over, but the...rest of the staff seemed to be just doing their jobs.,More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Hello Angelique, thank you for providing us with your feedback. I am sorry you waited awhile for your food, our staff is doing their best at the moment as we try to hire new team members. I assure you we will be using this as...More

Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

When I looked at their menu online I was excited to see they had biscuits and gravy. I haven’t had biscuits and gravy like forever. On July 14th, 2022 I went to the Machine Shed Restaurant to get an order of biscuits and gravy. The...waitress was very friendly and kind. She got my order right in. It didn’t take long for her to come back with my breakfast of biscuits and gravy! She put the plate in front of me and I thanked her. The gravy was pretty good. Unfortunately the biscuits were like rocks. They were so hard you couldn’t tell that they were baking soda biscuits. It was such a letdown! The flavor was all right and I was thankful to have a knife because trying to cut them with a fork was almost impossible. I finished my average breakfast and went to pay. The gal asked me how many me yours and I said it was OK. She then credited me the $10.95 for the meal. I did object and told her it wasn’t terrible I said it was just OK. Because some meal wasn’t terrible I felt obligated to pay and besides, the waitress was so awesome I wanted to tip her. The gal reinstated the charge and I paid for the breakfast. The gal said she would let the kitchen know that they had to do a better job with the biscuits. If I go back I know I will not be getting the biscuits and gravy because I feel the meal was not worth the price. But the service there is outstanding!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Darrell, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback! We apologize that the biscuits were not up to our normal standards, but please know that your review was sent to all of our culinary executives so they are aware and can ensure the...More

Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

This location is closed down. We were really looking forward to trying the fabulous menu, and were very disappointed to find that it was closed down. There are other locations in other states. Do not go to this one.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2022

Hello, we are so sorry for this inconvenience. We are closed at this location on some Monday's due to staffing. We have been short staffed and we are doing what we can to build our team. We take pride in our restaurant and appreciate that...More

Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Our waitress was extremely nice! She made is feel like one of the locals. It was heart warming and she made us feel at home. The food was very good and plenty of it! You definitely get your money's worth!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Hello, it is fantastic to hear that you felt at home while dining with us at the Shed. We believe in the complete farm to table experience which is why we serve large portions. Thank you for leaving your amazing review!

Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Nice place to have a bite, if you're hungry. Nothing extraordinary about the food, bread, butter, Cole slaw and apple preserve aplenty before main course. I don't understand the need to dust the sweet potatoes with powdered sugar and cinnamon, it's not a dessert, it's...a side dish!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

The room was well set up, service was excellent and buffet dinner was excellently prepared and served.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2022

Hello, thank you for celebrating with us! We are happy to hear that everything exceeded expectations at the Machine Shed.

Reviewed January 12, 2022

OK, let’s get past covid-19 and being short staffed. We had to seek out someone to wait on us. I can't believe no one saw us sitting there and just wouldn't look our way. The restaurant wasn't busy so what's the deal? We finally ordered...and had chicken tenders. Wow, $10.99 for 4 chicken tenders (total rip off). They were room temperature and hard on the ends. The bathroom was dirty with Covid-19 in the air! I say if you can't open a restaurant with the correct service and cleanliness than DON'T open!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2022

Thanks for providing us your comments about your visit. It sounds like you did not get the true Machine Shed experience, please know that we are addressing your concerns with our management team going forward.

Reviewed September 8, 2021

Had the Double Apple stuffed Pork Chops on the bone , and they were amazing ! Almost enough for 2 people ! Also Bob W. the mgr. let me taste a fried chicken leg, so i could decide to buy a bunch of chicken for...the crew coming to Lake house up north. The fried chicken was great , and the crew was really happy for the treat, as they arrived after 11pm that Friday night before Labor Day. i've been here before , and the quality of food and service is top shelf ! Come Hungry *****More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Wally, thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

First time visitor. Near Hampton Inn in Appleton not far from airport. Country styled inside and outside. Plenty of seating and parking spaces available. No masks. Salad bar. Steak was very tasty. Homemade bread. Too full to try deserts but they looked delicious. Staff were...pleasant and helpful.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you for stopping into the Machine Shed to dine with us! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed June 10, 2021

Whenever we are in Appleton, this is our go to place for breakfast. Situated close to hotels and the mall, the food and service is outstanding. This time Tina took care of us and made sure we had a wonderful experience. My wife had the...Pecan Roll and The Farmer's Benedict. Probably could have gotten by with one or the other as the Pecan Roll is big. I had the Hungry Man's Breakfast. All of the food was delicious. We are from North Carolina now, but get back to New London or Appleton now and then. This is the place to go!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Heart of America Group, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2021

Patrick, we are so glad you enjoy our down-home cooking at the Shed! We have remained dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and make our food from scratch daily. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit when you are visiting...More

Reviewed December 3, 2020

Good food and people spread out. Large pork dish and other food was good, also. Quiet atmosphere. Good service, next door to Hampton Inn in Appleton.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Hello! We are so pleased to hear that your visit to the Appleton Machine Shed was up to expectations! We take pride in our award-winning restaurant and we make our food from scratch daily. We love hearing from our guests and we appreciate that you...More

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Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Was the restaurant busy? Maybe it was the time of day. When we visited for dinner the restaurant was quiet and we had an enjoyable meal.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4