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The Machine Shed

8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702
+1 651-735-7436
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been coming to St Paul on business over the last several years and during every visit I make a point to visit the “Machine Shed”... love the comfort food that is offered... My recent visit (Dec 7,2018) the service was great however I was sadly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered soup and 1/2 sandwich for lunch. Soup was not hot and sandwich brea was so dried out it felt like toast! BAD!! Waitress need some customer service training!!More

Thank carolrG4211SD
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Carol, thank you for sharing your feedback. We take customer comments very seriously, and I want you to be aware I will be sharing this with our team to correct the issues you encountered. If you would like to speak further about this please email...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just missed the weekend brunch 9-1, but decided to stay for early dinner. As I walked to my seat, I saw families with lots of food on their tables. I’m thinking, everything I see looks so good to eat! People were dressed very casually...More

Thank yobops
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful review - thank you for taking the time to post it! We have been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and take pride in our award-winning restaurant. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here numerous times, but for some reason I've never posted a review on the TRIP. Ready? Well... here it goes.. If your hungry? Which you should be if your reading this review, then head on into the Machine Shed. The lady folk will be...More

Thank Indiana H. P
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, your review was fantastic! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback and your patronage! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I was there in Oct for a workshop and loved the hotel. store. bar. restaurant. I really loved their Autumn Moscow mule drinks. very refreshing and smooth. they were perfect. now I want their recipe for my family thanksgiving tottie menu!!

Thank Carla M
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Carla, we are glad you enjoyed your stay back in October! We appreciate the wonderful review.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were here on a Saturday afternoon - about 1PM - as part of a group of about a dozen who were celebrating a relative's 80th birthday. The service was excellent, with three servers waiting on us. They were all pleasant and efficient. I would...More

Thank Doc_Cody
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello, thank you providing your wonderful feedback. We have been honoring the American Farmer since 1978 and we make our food from scratch, daily. Thank you for stopping in to dine with us and we are happy that you all enjoyed the birthday celebration.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

How a restaurant can be in a great location, and serve high quality food, and employ great waitstaff, and offer decent prices, YET..... a diner cannot enjoy ANY of those things because from the moment one sits down, we're in pain. Sitting in a booth...More

Thank Pinsey60
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your were uncomfortable during you visit, we would have happily moved you to a table! We appreciate hearing from our guests and I have shared your feedback with...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

There were ten of us gathered for a rare family get-together--all around the large round table in the dining room in a Monday noon hour. Haley was a very attentive waitress, explaining patiently to us the specials and favorites on the menu. Of course most...More

Thank JayB768
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Jay, thank you for your 5-star review and all of your wonderful feedback. We are so glad your food and service exceeded expectations. We will pass along your compliments to Haley and to our chef. We look forward to you dining with us again...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We went here due to the fact it was in the same parking lot as our hotel. The hostess was friendly, our waitress very attentive and happy, the bar tender was funny and our food was exactly as they advertise, Farm to Table. Our meals...More

Thank infinitechris
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hello, thank you for dining with us and 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 - thank you for stopping in while you...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Started with Katie being the BEST server! Friendly, helpful, generous, made our experience everything we wanted! Then the food..... homemade applesauce, delicious cole slaw and breads, just for starters. The stuffed pork chop was outstanding. SSOOOO tender. Turned out to be a wonderful night. See...More

Thank Cheri L
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hello, thank you dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forwarding to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake Elmo
  • Phone Number: +1 651-735-7436
Description
In 1978, we opened our first Machine Shed Restaurant on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa. We had just 100 seats, but we started with a powerful commitment. That was a five-word constitution: “Dedicated to the American Farmer.” That dedication meant we worked hard to have a restaurant that wasn’t just ‘farm themed’ but something that farmers could be proud of. We serve chef driven, farm fresh fare, inspired by the seasons. Our food is made from scratch, daily.
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