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Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

Food is average, but prices are high. Chicken tenders dinner 14 something. My husband ordered the pork tenderloin sandwich and asked for soup instead of potatoes. Was shocked to get my bill and they charged us four dollars for the cup of soup. I realize...there is usually an extra charge - a dollar or two- not four dollars and on top of that the waitress never said anything about an additional charge. She also asked my kids if they wanted soup or salad with their meals and never mentioned additional charge. Will not return....so many great places around here with much better food, atmosphere, and servers!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Hi Julie, Thank you for informing us about your recent visit. I would like to express our deepest apologies for the food and service you received - I assure you we will be addressing these issues with our entire management team. Thank you for our...More

Reviewed December 3, 2020

Their turkey dinner is the best, even compared to home cooked, that I've ever had...their stuffing/dressing is THE best I've ever had (including my own homemade dressing)... I also love their deep-fried pork tenderloin sandwich...if you grew up in or travelled through/to Iowa regularly, you...learned just how wonderful a huge pounded pork tenderloin can be...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Hi Lynne- We are so pleased to hear that your visit to the Pewaukee 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 November 6, 2020 via mobile

Concerns about social distancing practice tables too close More than recommended people didn’t seem to be eager to correct issues

Date of visit: November 2020
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LVTersch, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2020

Hello, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I assure you that your comments have been shared with our Pewaukee team for review.

Reviewed September 21, 2020

Had breakfast here with the wife on 9/19/20. Honestly, was not in the mood to go here but it was her decision so we went. I was pleasantly surprised. Normally breakfast food isnt all that great, eggs toast yadda yadda. Well, the chicken fried steak...I ordered was fantastic. Came out screaming hot with american home fries and 2 eggs anyway(over medium). I was so pleased with this meal. Filled me up for the day. Definitely will be back again for this. Also, next time I'm taking an entire pie home, they looked amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Hello, we are so glad that your wife was able to talk you into coming for breakfast! We are thrilled you enjoyed your breakfast - we were voted the best breakfast in America by the Travel Channel! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed August 8, 2020

Had lunch there recently with the hubs. I ordered the chicken sandwich and the filet was so thick that it was pretty hard to bite into. I took a small bite however the meat was thick and lodged in my throat. I had a hard...time getting it down. I used a fork and knife to eat the chicken outside of the bread after that first bite. The cole slaw was bland. The "apple sauce" was more of a apple and cinnamon baked apple dish like Cracker Barrel has. It was tasty. More than the food I enjoyed browsing around the market area. It had a lot of interesting items. Found a door wreath that looks nice on my front door. Not in a hurry to return....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Hello, thank you for telling us about your recent visit. Although we are glad to hear that you enjoyed some aspects of your visit, we are sorry to see that there were things that did not meet our expectations. Please know that the entire executive...More

Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

Antique tractor/country decor, farm fresh finds, great breakfast and excellent service. Harvest skillet and vegetable omelet were great for breakfast. Have lunch and dinner available. Also have a full bar and a happy hour menu.

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

Thanks for the review! We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Tables were very large the food was not that tasty it took a long time to receive the food and the wait was long just to be seated.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Hi Jessica, thank you for dining with us as posting your review. We are dedicated to honoring the American Farmer, and we source a variety of products from the farmers in our community to include in our made from scratch meals. As an award-winning restaurant,...More

Reviewed March 2, 2020

My wife and I felt the salad buffet was really so-so-----not impressive at all.My wife being vegan it's normally her main thing because most menu items don't work for her. My all you can eat fish fry was good---I enjoyed it and they didn't have...big delays if you asked for more---they were very quick with more and the service was great. I would go back for another fish fry----but we'd probably go elsewhere because of my wife's special eating and the salad bar being so-soMore

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

Hello, we are sorry that your wife was not able to find very much food that she could eat off the salad bar. We appreciate that you took the time to share your feedback with us about your experience and I assure you that your...More

Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Took the wife and our 3 young boys for a fish fry on Friday. We ate at about 445. We were seated immediately and our food was brought in 15 mins or less. AYCE cod either baked, beer battered or fried, along with cinnamon baked...apples, string beans with butter and almonds, baked rolls, banana bread, choice of potato, along with German potato salad. It was like a Thanksgiving feast! All for $14.50! Servers were quick and friendly with fast reorders. We will be back for sure!!More

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

Jeff, thanks for stopping in for our Friday Fish Fry! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 9, 2020

We have eaten here on Friday nights for fish fries, celebrated birthdays, and even came for New Years brunch. Since the menu has so much variety, we are rarely disappointed in finding something to eat and it is almost always prepared well. It is not...a five star restaurant, but it is good family food. Service is usually good as well given the number of people they are usually serving. Be ready for kids as there usually are a few there.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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MKSparkman, Agency / Consultant at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that your family's visit to the Pewaukee 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

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Breakfast menu ..... Skillets, french toast, monster size cinnamon rolls, pancakes - and Sunday brunch.
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