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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What you come to expect from the shed, down home family style, farm fresh meals. I always enjoy the food, atmosphere, and friendly staff that the Machine Shed is known for.

Date of visit: February 2021
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Great food. We have been there several times. Had breakfast this time. Plenty of good food. Servers wore masks. We were seated away from other diners.

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

Hello, thank you for your positive review! We are so happy to hear your experience met the high expectations we strive to meet. We appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed July 17, 2020

Food was just ok but service was not. Waitress only had 4 tables. Seemed bothered and very unhappy to be there. Food came and we asked for ketchup. Nearly finished when she finally brought it. Never refilled beverages. Manager walking around spraying tables and chairs....Never said hello. This seems to be the norm at the last three Machine Shed restaurants where we dined. This restaurant chain is really going downhill. We will go to a Golden Corral before we will ever eat at a Machine Shed restaurant again. Seems like they should be glad to have some business....but they sure didn't act like it!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

This is definitely disappointing to read. It is no excuse, but our team is trying very hard to create a safe environment for diners, and it sounds like that interfered with your dining experience. We will work to make this right!

Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit. We were impressed by our server, the extensive menu and the quality of the food. The portions were generous enough to share. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

This is the place to eat if you want a great choice of comfort foods! Smaller portions would be great, but you'll often have the opportunity to take home leftovers! The food truly tastes "home-made"! We'll be back, if in the area again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 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 that you took the time to post your amazing review!

Reviewed March 11, 2020

Love that the food is served family style and the Pork dishes are to die for..Service is top notch..

Date of visit: September 2019
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Hello, we believe in the complete farm to table experience which is why we serve large portions. We have been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and make our food from scratch daily. Thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback!

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Excellent fried catfish and spiced bread. It is consistently good. I have had it several times over years. Our server, Dash, was very attentive without being intrusive.

Date of visit: March 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Darshal - what a great review! We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your feedback and your patronage.

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

The Machine Shed is hands down the best spot for breakfast in the Rockford area, if not Illinois. Absolutely fantastic!

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hello, thank you for dining with us and sharing your excellent review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

When we arrived on a Sunday morning, we were seated right away. I ordered pecan pancakes that had just a sprinkling of pecans on top. Not worth the price for that little bit. The pancakes themselves were dry. The country fried steak was good. Our...waitress was attentive and refilled the coffee in a timely manner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hello, we are sorry that the pancakes you ordered were not up to expectations. I hope you took the chance to let your server or manager know while you were at the restaurant - we are always happy to make it right! Please know that...More

Reviewed January 23, 2020

Very good home cooked food, friendly staff and enjoyable surroundings. Large menu with many options to choose from, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Large portions of food, you won't go away hungry. Nice little store to pick up a gift for yourself or someone else.

Date of visit: November 2019
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Hello, we are happy to see you enjoyed your experience at the Machine Shed from the staff to the gift shop. We hope to see you again!

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If you call ahead th er y can handle thas t size group with no trouble.
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