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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

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11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“coleslaw” (45 reviews)
“bread” (58 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's been years since I've been to the Machine Shed. We were back in Des Moines for a wedding and had breakfast with some friends who suggested we eat here. It was exactly what I remember. An homage to farmers serving hearty comfort food at...More

Thank rickleed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good we stopped in on both ends of our trip! The potato soup was delicious, as was the Reuben sandwich and the Shed burger. On the return it was the chicken pot pie with the soup. All food was tasty, served well. Will stop...More

Thank JanieD67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the steak tips with stuffing. It was pretty tasty. The steak was a little tougher than I like. I also had the chocolate cake and it was clear that it was prepared and frozen to be taken out at a later time. There...More

Thank April S
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Had dinner with family members and our service was not the best nor the food. The chicken fried steaks were overcooked (deep fried) and not good at all. My daughter had a chicken pot pie and it was mostly all gravy, hardly any chicken in...More

Thank csloan2015
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is an easy review. I like to go to the resturant to have dinner and i also use the take out menu. It is always well done and very tasty. If you use the take out the service and quality are the same as...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed March 4, 2018

All the most wonderful home cooked foods you can imagine! Large portions so plan to bring home the extras. Every table loaded with a basket of various breads, coleslaw and applesauce. Besides lunch and dinner, they also serve a fantastic breakfast. They make the most...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Weekends during college football season, when the Hurricanes are home, this place is very full. Your wait can vary from 20-45 minutes. Otherwise you wont wait long. Get the brunch and saunter away satiated and stuffed.

Thank kylehunter2016
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We go to the Machine Shed every 5 weeks & have been for 3 years. Food is always good, especially most any breakfast, which is our favorite meal. Lunch is usually a hot roast beef sandwich for us. We are however disappointed that our favorite...More

Thank SSKD_13
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Was staying next to this restaurant for few days and its great place to visit. Restaurant show cases a lot of farm implements and interesting articles. They also have Deere and other farm equipment merchandise . Must try - French toast with loads of coffee....More

Thank Murthy31
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We stopped here after an event, we did not have to wait to be seated. the waiter and all the staff made us feel like our business was important to them. They appeared to enjoy their jobs. The service was very good and the food...More

Thank doty42
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from david_hance_iowa | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a Living History Farm on the opposite side of I-35/I-80 at Hickman Road Exit but it is like people living in a museum doing actual farm work to demonstrate early 20th Century Iowa farming. You pay an admission... More
Jan G
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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