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The Machine Shed Restaurant

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

We went here for breakfast and we were seated right away we didn't have to wait at all which was extremely nice. The waitress was nice and on top of refilling our beverages we never had to wait long for our refills. We both decided...to go with Traditional Eggs Benedict and shredded hashbrowns with cheese and onions. Our meals were so good they hit the spot. My friend took half of her hashbrowns and eggs Benedict and she said it was so tasty and good the next days as it was when it was fresh. They offer pies too but they didn't have any flavor i wanted but they offer pies. They also have a small little shop that sells a bunch of neat things you could buy for yourself or as gifts. Will so be going back to eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shannon, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience dining with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Eggs Benedict and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed October 17, 2020

October, 17, 2020 The food we ordered was a smoked prime rib 10oz and a two piece chicken diner. Both were perfectly done. The service by Nichole was excellent. The place is clean and they do a good job of social distancing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that your family's visit to the Appleton Machine Shed was up to expectations and that you received such great service from Nichole!. We take pride in our award-winning restaurant and we make our food from scratch daily. We...More

Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

The food is good and has good sized portions. Get the cinnamon roll! And remember to say “I love eggs”. The staff is great. Greg is a superb waiter! Always a friendly group of people there. Great way to start the day.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoy eating at the Machine Shed for breakfast and appreciate your patronage! Thank you for the amazing review, we are so glad to hear that you love the Machine Shed as well our delicious cinnamon rolls. We will...More

Reviewed October 2, 2020

We stopped in not knowing it was a chain until we saw pictures on the menu. Its a take on Cracker Barrell. Nothing to write home about but I am giving 5 stars for the outstanding service. Sandy was amazing!!! just hands down nicest guy....We had the potatoes skins, french onion, and loaded potato soup. Again nothing to brag about but the service. Thanks Sandy!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2020

Thank you for providing us with your review and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you received such great service from Sandy! We have been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and we make our food from scratch, daily. We appreciate the...More

Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

I've recently fallen back in love with the machine shed after not going for a while. We didn't stop going for any special reason, other than we loved away from the area. The staff was friendly, and having a little one im always embarrassed a...bit by the mess as we can only get it so clean without a rag, but we weren't treated poorly for the mess and tipped well.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Abigail, we are so thankful that you were able to come in to dine with us again! We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us - we hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Sandy was our server he and could not have been kinder. I had the most delicious liver and onions! My fiancé had 2pc fried chicken dinner. The food was piping hot! I would definitely go back

Date of visit: August 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Hello, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Machine Shed! We have been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and we make our food from scratch daily.

Reviewed March 16, 2020

The food is a plenty and very good. We ate breakfast and stuffed when we left. The staff is great and helpful with the menu. This is not a chain. Local cuisine and they have a neat shop inside for souvenirs and other knick-knacks. Definitely...worth eating at, especially for breakfast. Be advised the cinnamon roll can feed 2 to 3 people, but wow is it good.More

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Date of visit: March 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoy eating at the Machine Shed for breakfast! We were voted the best breakfast in America by the Travel Channel. Thank you for providing your review!

Reviewed March 1, 2020

This is a pricier version of Cracker Barrel with less selection and lesser quality. My son and I stopped in for breakfast this morning. He ordered the Buttermilk Pancakes. $6.99 for 3 pancakes and syrup was a fair deal. I ordered the Pecan Pancakes. $8.59...was the menu price which I obviously attributed to the pecans. When the food came out, my order only had 2 pancakes and there were a few pecans sprinkled on top of the them. So my order was 23% pricier with 33% less food. So for 'pecans' I paid a 58% premium for my meal. $4.30 per pancake! It's flour and water! That's called 'insult pricing,' and, yes, I was insulted. I also found it misleading. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience. We take pride in our award-winning restaurant and it sounds like your meal was not up to our typical standards. I have shared your feedback with our culinary team so they are aware and can make...More

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Great home-type, cooked, hearty meals in a farm country setting but our favorite is Sunday brunch. Be prepared for a wait due to popularity but well worth it due to the incredible variety. The gift shop helps pass time while waiting. Service is fantastic with...friendly wait staff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello! 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 that you took the time to post your amazing review!

Reviewed February 18, 2020

Although I am not nit-picky and critical....it is rare that I say more than "meh" about a restaurant! This place was GREAT from A-Z. We were there from out of town. There were some 'local' foods. we asked to have described and tried them. Our...waitress was absolutely amazing, attentive and helpful....all while waiting many tables. The food was incredible! From soup to main entree! I had a sampler plate, thinking it would be the usual minuscule pieces of food and WOW....each piece on the sampler was full size and very generous. The sides were amazing. All the food was flavorful and nothing tasted 'boxed' or 'fake', it all was good, home-cooked food. If we are EVER back in Appleton, or anywhere NEAR Appleton (haha)we will definitely make this a stop. We HIGHLY recommend you try this clean, easy-atmosphere, incredible food restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Diane, 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 that you took the time to post your amazing review and we look...More

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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
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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