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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“coleslaw” (43 reviews)
“bread” (55 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to get a wide variety of food! The menu was huge but we chose the potato soup and sandwich, and chili soup and sandwich. We were extremely pleased with our choices. We were served quickly at our table although some of...More

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the Machine Shed for lunch on a trip across Iowa. Must be a real popular place, it was crowded. After getting a table I can see why. Atmosphere was great, food very good and service quick.

Thank nc2gulf57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely love this place to go out and eat. We've rarely gotten to dessert because you get so much food with your meal, and it is always delicious. Especially love the Cattleman's Choice steak - stuffed and loaded. The weekend brunches are amazing -...More

Thank nathicana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, fun atmosphere, with the staff and room to serve a large group or a table of two. Staff is attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the all you could eat fried chicken on the 17th and all you could eat baby back ribs on the 18th of October. Our servers both times were great, I had the potatoes and gravy for my side, my wife had coleslaw. Both...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our family breakfast here on a cold windy day. Waitress was very prompt and gave us lots of time to relax and eat but made sure our coffee cup was full. All the eggs were done perfectly, lots of good choices for...More

Thank Marlys V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of spots to park at. It's set up similarly to a Cracker Barrel so as soon as you walk in, there's a gift shop. We were greeted by a sweet hostess who led us to our table. They bring you a lot of little...More

Thank ConstantlyDreaming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here while on a weekend family trip to Des Moines. They have remodeled since I was last here. Breakfast was very good, service was outstanding too (timely and accurate). I recommend this restaurant for Breakfast!

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to the Machine Shed in the past and when we go through the area we always hope the timing is such we can stop there. We stopped for dinner with friends and all of us had excellent meals. A good selection on...More

Thank 1313Travel
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went there for dinner at short notice. On checking in we were told it would be 20 minutes. Then our pager went off after 5 minutes only to be told that it was a false alarm. We had a drink at the bar and...More

Thank ColmRoughan
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. I am very disappointed to see that your experience was not up to the Machine Shed standards at all. Please be assured that the issues you encountered has been addressed with our...More

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5 July 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
Jan G
2 April 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
19 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-6818
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