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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

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11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

amazing cinnamon rolls and very good buffet. bacon was AMAZING. the food came out quick and there is a amazing gift shop.

Thank Mallory m
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here quite a lot and have nothing but great things to say about the place! Food is exceptional and the staff is great!! This was our first Easter breakfast and the best we've ever had. It wasn't a brunch because lunch wasn't included, however the lunch buffet sounded even better with beef tips, prime rib, shrimp, and so... More 

Thank Elena L
Ankeny, Iowa
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363 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can never eat the full amount of the huge breakfast specials at the The Machine Shed. It has old fashion Iowa farm food. I love the extra crispy bacon. I love to shop in the gift shop for Iowa items. It is a fun place to visit and eat.

Thank david_hance_iowa
Fairfax, Virginia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my brother in law and son. They both ordered the chicken fried steak and loved it. I ordered the plowmans meatloaf and asked for it without the bread. The subbed the bread for mashed potatoes, holy cow it was a lot of food. Place is delicious, give it a shot!

Thank Nathan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to stop in for breakfast. Their buffet was excellent and the price was very good too. The decor is farmer themed and very interesting to look around the building inside and out. If you are looking for a hearty meal this is the place.

Thank Clark P
Urbandale, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not as exotic as expected. lots of people go there for family-style food and service but most of the time it turns out chaotic .

Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the interstate this place is popular for a reason. The farm style food is consistently good. Our server was excellent.

Thank Elainest
Kansas City, MO
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650 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here last Sunday morning, got there just before 9 a.m. and didn't have to wait. That was hardly the case 30 mins later when the lobby was PACKED. They have an extensive breakfast buffer on Sunday but we opted to order off the menu. It's standard breakfast fare, with an emphasis on hearty combinations with lots of meat. (it's... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good home style comfort food. We had the classic fried chicken and the heartland combo. Lots of food! The sides other than the potato came family style. I would like to try the pan fried chicken. They say the cinnamon rolls are amazing but we didn't have room!

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Lovely reprieve with great food and service. Wonderful gift shop. Beautifully decorated.

Thank businessapi

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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