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The Machine Shed Restaurant

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$10 - $15
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to a Machine Shed restaurant. Have heard friends talk about them and how good they are. We ordered a cinnamon roll which they are known for and then our meals, eggs, smoked sausage, and wife had the pork tenderloin sandwich....Both meals were Very good, served hot and fresh, cooked to order. We will definitely try them when passing through the Midwest again, maybe dinner ? Neat decor and gift shop, mostly farming related. Waitress did a great job taking care of the area we were seated in. Coffee cups kept full with fresh coffee, and also offered a cup to go. Restaurant is located right off Rt.#80 near the Mississippi River on the Iowa side.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that your first visit to the Davenport 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...More

Reviewed October 27, 2020

A great place for dinner after a long driving day. The food is down home, traditional farmhouse food! Side dishes are served family style. The portions are extra large and tasted great. The staff was fun, dressed in bib overalls but not a mask in...sight. We arrived late enough that the tables were not full and we were able to be distant. The waitress was mask-less and was told if it was mandatory, she would wear one. It would have been even more enjoyable if we felt more protected while we were there. The cement pig on the porch (we have pictures with her) and the gift shop were fun!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Ruth, thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. The Iowa mandate does not require restaurant staff to wear masks, however, our staff is provided with a mask and encouraged to wear them. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food...More

Reviewed October 12, 2020

We had fun eating here. The place has nice atmosphere. Waiter was very good. Enjoyed our dining. The food was good. Our waiter ( Daniel) did everything he could to make sure our meal was exactly what we wanted. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Lucinda, we are so glad to hear that the meal and service you received met expectations! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your review.

Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Had lunch here on a Tuesday. The decor is adorable! The waitresses wear bib overalls and hats. Our waitress was kind and attentive. We ordered brisket potato skins.... nothing we've seen on another menu. They were pretty good. My husband had a burger and fries....Said his burger was good. I sampled his fries.... not good. I had potato soup and half a turkey club sandwich. Soup was good! Sandwich was bigger than expected and good. They keep a water jug at the table, so you never go thirsty! Our wait was not long and the bill was as expected for what we got. The shopping area had lots of unique items. We took home a large chunk of cinnamon roll and it was delicious!!We would come back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that your family's visit to the Davenport 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...More

Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

This place was a great find on our 3000 mile trip. The food was excellent. There was plenty of it. The atmosphere is amazing and fun. But the best thing was Taylor our waitress she is very friendly and ask us if there was anything...we needed she would get it for us I would give this place 10 stars if I couldMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for providing your feedback. We are very proud of our restaurant and our menu, honoring the American Farmer since 1978. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you made it safely...More

Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

This was the best meal of our two week trip and also one of the most economical. Also, they had lots of seating available which was not our experience at most places during Covid travel. I had the meatloaf lunch and my husband had the...pork roast special, both were great. Their salad bar is open. Service was good. I highly recommend.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

Hello Nancy, we are so pleased to hear that your family's visit to the Davenport 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...More

Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

I had the country fried steak and it was good. Husband had prime rib. He said flavor was good but dry. He dipped it in the au just and said it was fine. I did not like the fried cauliflower. Matter of taste I think....I would go back to try other things.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Hi Cindy, thank you for dining with us and sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your country friend streak and hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch while passing through. I had the tenderloin, wife had fried chicken. Chicken was very good. Always try to stop here while in Iowa.

Date of visit: July 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Hi, thank you for sharing your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed July 15, 2020

The atmosphere was really great. The waitresses were attentive and courteous. Felt like I was down South they were so polite. The food was out of this world amazing. I have had a lot of different restaurant's chicken fried steak, but this dish was the...best!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2020

Al, 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 July 5, 2020 via mobile

Although this is a regular stop for me due to location and business, I find it to be pretty average. Service is “rural friendly” which is good with me. Food is a bit non-descript/generic . However if you are looking for a high calorie count...meal this is the place.More

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

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your review. We are very proud of our restaurant and our menu, honoring the American Farmer since 1978. As an award-winning restaurant, we take our recipes very seriously and we are disappointed to see that you...More

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don g
March 12, 2019|
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Response from krystalbanks1234 | Reviewed this property |
I havent been there lately but they use to sell breakfast at breakfast . and lunch lunch and dinner at lunch and dinner. You may want to call them to double check
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Response from CrbrS | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just go to the counter. They will be happy to help
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Yes, they do. You can buy them at the Shed directly, or in any local stores that sell gift cards (like HyVee, Walmart, drug stores, etc).
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