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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very country style food and decor, food was wonderful, and what's not to love on a day at the farm. The decor is a step back in time with aprons, goat soap, home decor and more. Workers are dressed in bib overalls and the place...More

Thank 950julien
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first visit to Iowa and my clients took me here for dinner. It was a really nice and cozy place to eat. The food was delicious, and out server Jordan (it was her first day on the job) was great. One of my clients...More

Thank adam h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't your typical restaurant. You order a specific type of meal and they bring enough for the whole family. If you are here for breakfast, order the cinnamon rolls.You'll thank me later.

Thank Fam_Tvler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not understand why restaurants do not have smaller portions for those who don't want much. My family ate here for a day after Mother's Day and there were few small options and the food you get is way too much for the normal...More

1  Thank Marlys V
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Although we understand your request, the Machine Shed was built on tradition of the farm family dining together - which is why we serve large portions and our made-from-scratch meals. I am sorry to hear that the food you received was not up to expectations....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would have breakfast here as most of the morning breakfast stuff at most motels leaves a bit to be desired, as a rule. We walked in on a Sat morning right after they opened at 6 a.m. We were seated with a...More

1  Thank Jay H
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jay, thank you for providing us with your detailed review. We value our guests feedback and I apologize you were dissatisfied. Were you able to discuss your dissatisfaction with the manager during your visit? We try to accommodate our guests as much as possible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a must stop if you are in Iowa! The gift shop is uniquely Iowan and the food is very typical of Iowa food. The service was a lil slow but it was a good time had by all!

Thank HonestJJReviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go to this restaurant be prepared to be stuffed! The portions here are huge! Neither my husband or I were able to finish. The entrees are all comfort foods, such chicken and biscuits, meatloaf and pot roast. Sides that come with all meals...More

Thank 75pamm16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part shop, part restaurant, part bar this place has a bit of everything. We went for breakfast. The breakfast was very good and I loved there apple smoked bacon! I had the bacon with eggs and hash browns. The only downside is the service was...More

Thank Kwldtrvlr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

amazing cinnamon rolls and very good buffet. bacon was AMAZING. the food came out quick and there is a amazing gift shop.

Thank Mallory m
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We eat here quite a lot and have nothing but great things to say about the place! Food is exceptional and the staff is great!! This was our first Easter breakfast and the best we've ever had. It wasn't a brunch because lunch wasn't included,...More

Thank Elena L
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Jan G
Does the Machine Shed serve wine, etc?
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes limited selection
What motels are near?
October 18, 2016|
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Response from unikat1980 | Reviewed this property |
The newly renovated Hotel Renovo and the Sleep Inn are right next door. The Clive Hotel and Suites is almost directly across the street.
Paul B
Is there RV parking space at the Machine Shed restaurant in Des Miones?
March 22, 2015|
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Response from bglick21 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes to that on the left side of the restaurant is more open spaces to park an RV. The only issue you may have is if the restaurant is at its peak busy time, then that is the overflow parking area. Hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-6818
  • E-mail