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Machine Shed

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220 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
+1 920-830-2326
07:00 - 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten at the Machine Shed many times over the last few years. We had not gone in a bit of time and stopped while in Appleton for the weekend. There was a wait to get seated and I think the setup for this part is a bit lacking. I say that as we along with... More 

Thank Shawn M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to meet for a business breakfast. Nice high booths so there are no interruptions. If you say "I like eggs" you get an extra egg. That's good because the eggs are on the smaller side. Their cinnamon rolls are to die for! Weekend brunch is a bit overpriced in my estimation, but my experience is that most brunches... More 

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

Thank you for providing us with your feedback - our cinnamon rolls are definitely a Machine Shed favorite among many! We strive to meet 100% customer satisfaction and love to hear from our guests what we could do better. If you would like to speak further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com. Thank you! More 

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145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Late breakfast was sat quickly and served promptly. Have the eggs benedict with sausage and cheese casserole. All was very good.

Thank Doug M
Hartford, WI
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great party room in back for about 60 of us! The spread of finger foods was very good. Drink service wasn't set up too conveniently, but it worked out ok. Just something to ask about if that's important to your group. Ours being a late afternoon event it wasn't a big deal. Food quality has always been good at machine... More 

Thank salsa28
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is NOT the place to go eat if you are looking for something special. Typical menu with boring food and taste.

1 Thank kellypeterson90
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your dining with us and providing your feedback. The Machine Shed is an award winning restaurant and we are proud of our menu. I would love to hear your specific complaints about our food, that way I can pass your feedback along to our executive team. Would you mind emailing me at lvontersch@hoari.com? Thank you in advance! More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

After hours of Black Friday shopping, we decided to have breakfast. At 10:45 Black Friday morning we visited Machine Shed. A couple of months ago we went there for dinner and were told because they were expecting a large group, we would have to wait to be seated. There were very few people in the restaurant, yet we were told... More 

1 Thank M W
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry truly sorry that we could not accommodate you for dinner and I will be sure to pass this information along to our team. We would like to invite you back on us, would you mind emailing me at lvontersch@hoari.com with you mailing information? More 

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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, with a wide variety of solid country meals such as plowman's meatloaf, pot roast, and pulled pork. They serve "country fixins" (cottage cheese, bread, and coleslaw) while you wait for the meal, which is good because you will wait awhile. The staff is friendly but the service is pretty slow, which is the only reason they... More 

Thank thestudlyviking
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined here with our 3 kids. It had the atmosphere we liked, I wanted the food to be good but was disappointed. It always amazes me how a restaurant can sell reheated food with the tools at there disposal. Steak was lukewarm, sons pan seared fish was rubbery, wife had one bite of her Turkey sandwich.... More 

2 Thank Eric W
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Eric- Thank you for your review. I assure you we prepare our steaks and fish fresh when a meal is ordered, but I apologize our food was not to our standard expectations. As an award winning restaurant, we take pride in the food we serve and take customer feedback seriously. If you would like to speak further, please email... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pot Roast Sandwich and Chicken Pot Pie! It was similar to Cracker Barrel restaurants with a country store in the foyer.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I go to the Machine Shed about every other month for their Sunday breakfast/brunch. They have excellent comfort foods. Great potatoes, thick bacon, and the omelette bar is always a hit!

Thank Ben A

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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
  • 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?