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The Machine Shed Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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$10 - $15
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American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first time visiting the Machine Shed and needless to say we cant wait to have our family come visit so we can show off this jem! We were blown away by the food alone! Everything tasted honestly home made! And Tim our...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 279eastond
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I get the chance, I eat at the Machine Shed in Davenport. Since we were headed home from Denver, we came across this one first and decided to stop here. It looks similar to any other Machine Shed. We were seated pretty quickly and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kas36538
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for choosing to dine with us during your travels! We are so honored that we are one of your stops. We take pride in our award-winning restaurant and appreciate hearing from our guests. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were extremely disappointed in the quality of the food after a visit shortly after the sale of the restaurant. The service was not great either. Extremely slow service and then our waitress disappeared and we couldn't find her to Express our dissatisfaction with our...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Gwenda Y
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gwenda, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We really dropped the ball on this one. Will you please email me at lsparkman@hoari.com, I would love to discuss this further with you. I will also follow up directly about this with the Urbandale...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice place with lots of options I've been to there for breakfast and to lunch and I've always been treated very well. There's lots of knowledgeable servers and there's plenty of great food in good portion size. I've had their pot roast for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 653cliffk
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for submitting your amazing feedback! We are so appreciative of your patronage - we love to hear that you have enjoyed the Machine Shed!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I miss the old Machine Shed in Olathe, Kansas - that said, I was glad to eat at this location. It was as good as I remember. I had the fried cod special, my daughter had the chicken fried steak, my wife had the meatloaf....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank iconions
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are so glad to hear that your family's meal at the Urbandale Machine Shed exceeded expectations. Hopefully, we see you all again next time you are traveling in the area!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving Through Des Moines. Iowa. You. Have To Stop At The Machine Shed. And Eat. Or Have A Cold Beverage. Homemade Food. Home style Serving. It’s Amazing 😉. Granddaughter Loved The Food. She Said When She Travels With GMA. We Only Eat At Good Places.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mom12084
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for stopping in during your travels to dine with us! We are so glad that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area!

Reviewed April 13, 2019

If you visit the Living History Farm in West Des Moines, try to stay for lunch or dinner at the Machine Shed Restaurant. A wide-range of home-style meals and "fixins" make this a memorable, delicious and worthwhile end to a lovely day.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank EricParkinson1
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Eric, 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 April 13, 2019

The service is great, the food is great, you will never leave hungry, prices are good and they have an area to buy things and they have real neat things to buy.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sarah S
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, thank you for dining with us and for providing your wonderful feedback. We are happy to serve our award-winning menu to patrons who value a traditional family meal – like mom used to make!

Reviewed April 2, 2019

Visit with my grandchildren, and the staff was very accommodating as it was late and one of our little ones was ready for bed. Food came right away and made sure we were all taken care of in order to leave happy and still on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beatriz S
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Hi Beatriz, thank you dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you again, soon!

Reviewed March 30, 2019

We were staying in the area tonight; asked at the hotel front desk where to have dinner. He highly recommended Iowa Machine Shed...what a great choice!! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The family-style cottage cheese, tasty coleslaw and FRESH green beans were a treat -...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DownEast47
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Brian, 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! We hope to...More

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MitsoukoRussie
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
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JanG2240
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
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2012kcn
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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