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Machine Shed

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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
+1 920-830-2326
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank thestudlyviking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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1 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
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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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Thank ERIKALEXIA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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!

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Thank Ben A
Mauston, Wisconsin, United States
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Food was ok. Have eaten here several times in the past and was grandson's birthday choice. Always have good portions and the rustic atmosphere is very inviting.

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1 Thank Debra V
Central Wisconsin
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320 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Four hungry people were pleased when visiting this restaurant, after spending several hours in a car! The pork specials were enjoyed by all, and provided enough food for taking home another meal! The leftovers were just as delicious as the day they were ordered.

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Thank Bosanchubo
Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We arrived at Machine Shed about 5:30 Friday night and pleasantly found the parking long only half full which meant to us....we shouldn't have to wait. We were wrong! Not only was the parking lot only half full, the restaurant was as well. Yes, we were told it would be a 15-20 minute wait. We could plainly see there were... More 

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

Thank you for providing your feedback. Every customer is important to us so I apologize about the wait and the service you received on Friday. I assure you we have already addressed it with our executive team and will get this issue handled. If you want to speak about this further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

4 of us had lunch here during peak lunch time on a Saturday. The dining room was not even remotely busy, but it took quite a while for anyone to approach the table we had been seated at. Then it was a full hour to get served. We had nothing that would be difficult or take a long time to... More 

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

Hi Debra, I want to thank you for taking the time to post your review- I am sorry you received this type of service. It does sound like we were having an off day, but I am glad to hear our server made it right for you. I have discussed your feedback with my executives so we can prevent this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?