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Machine Shed

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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
+1 920-830-2326
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The All You Can Eat breakfast with the world famous cinnamon roles is hard to beat! Great relaxing service flexible for large groups. I will be back for breakfast and for great gifts from the gift shop!

Thank Cherry A
Appleton, Wisconsin
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191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our group of 12 had reservations for 11:30 Easter brunch. Our table was ready for us when we arrived. This brunch had build your own omelets, fruit, hash browns, salad, bacon, sausage, ham, pork, broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, waffles, French toast sticks, pastries, and a chocolate fountain with various sides within the array of selections. Standout items were the ham,... More 

Thank donbo55
Charlotte, North Carolina
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reminiscent of a 1940s homestyle hearty restaurant the machine shed serves large portions of comfort food. The interior is decorated like an old farmhouse country kitchen and the food that is served matches the decor. The servers are friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable. It is not new or modern or authentic or original. But it serves up decent... More 

Thank togojjh
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love their breakfast buffet!! Always so friendly and great atmosphere. Good coffee too!! Dinner is good too.

Thank Kelly D
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place near our hotel! Very Friendly staff,with exception of the three men in the entrance who ignored a wheelchair bound woman trying to exit but I helped her....awesome chicken pot pie

Thank Stephanie M
Manitowoc, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was hot and good and lots of it. Unfortunately the service took forever to get our drinks. Took about 15min then we waited for our meals getting to pay was a long wait and with a 3yr old with us very trying. They have fish specials on the day we visited. Soup and salad bar is available to... More 

Thank Eileen V
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Eileen - Although we are happy to hear your enjoyed your meal, I am sorry that the service you received was not up to standards. I will be sure to pass your feedback to our management team so they can review your comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

Oregon, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Recent trip for a girls week-end and went to the machine shed for supper- had the Friday fish fry- very good. Took a slice of piece to the hotel for desert and that was excellent. Very friendly server and fast with our requests. Will always stop there when in the area.

Thank Barb N
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This restaurant makes you feel like you are hometown. Cute gift shop when you walk in. Excellent food and staff. Prices are reasonable. Great for family and couples.

Thank Pam S
Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, nothing to write home about. Was really looking froward to the giant cinnamon roll, but they were already out at 9:30 am.

Thank Jo Ann E
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Jo Anne, thank you for dining with us and posting your review. I do apologize we were out of the cinnamon rolls during your last visit - they are definitely a guest favorite and go quickly! I would like to hear more information about your meal - if something was not up to our standards we love to be... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Had to choose a rating and since -5 wasnt an option, they got 1 star by default... We ordered a Filet Mignon and a Ribeye...you would think for $20+ you would get quality. Instead you get McDonald's quality. The ribeye was one worst cut and no flavor at all. The bacon wrapped Filet was quite possibly worse, no flavor what... More 

Thank zoie0101
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback, I apologize you were dissatisfied with your meal. As an award winning restaurant, we take pride in our food and our recipes - and if something is not up to standards we like to be made aware. I will be sure to pass your review to our executive and culinary team for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-830-2326

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?