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“Homestyle food”

Machine Shed Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 296 Restaurants in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Galesburg, Illinois
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233 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Homestyle food”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Machine Shed feature Cracker Barrel-esque, homestyle food in a fun environment. The wait staff wears overalls, and the building is set in an old machine shed. This is a typical meat and potatoes restaurant, but they also have great cinnamon rolls. A fun place to take kids.

  • Visited November 2012
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Chicago
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Consistent and good”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place is good home cooking. It is always busy. The cinnamon rolls are fantastic. I love the cottage cheese & cole slaw you get as an app for meals. I have never been disappointed here. The wait staff are great, too.

  • Visited July 2012
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Davenport, Iowa
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Food and place to eat”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Like Home Cooking. The Machine Shed has great food and serve sides family style. You won't be disappointed at the Machine Shed. Try the Loaded Potato Soup. Wow, great soup.

  • Visited December 2012
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MI
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Destination restaurant for comfort food”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Near I-80, I stopped by for a dinner better than fast food and this really fit the bill. Specializing in honoring the American farmer, they featured beef, fish, and chicken dinners with the waitstaff decked out in overalls. Water pitchers and glass jars are at the table when you arrive. First two sides are brought out for sharing (choose between cottage cheese, a cold apple dish, or coleslaw). Then excellent bread with real butter is delivered. Then you have the difficult decision between many different entrees for $10-$15. You pick a starch (i.e. potato), and they bring a family style vegetable of the night in addition to your chosen entree. Desserts also await, but hard to have room for them depending upon what you ordered. Good comfort food, delivered hot and tasty by kind waitstaff. No need to find fault in the review when there was none to find. If you are travelling on I-80 you should arrange your eating plans around this stop.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cut and Shoot, Texas
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880 reviews
596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Whatta Lotta good food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

We ate breakfast here and I was warned that the portions were substantial. I was in a biscuits and gravy mood so I ordered that. Two big fluffy biscuits smothered and then some in very tasty sausage gravy....yummy! Want to try the sticky cinnamon bun before we go back home. Lots of neat farm-related things to browse before and after your delicious meal.

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