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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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here with a large group. Service was great along with food. I had not been there in many years will definitely be going back.

Thank Cammy H
Da UP of Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and father in law, and I, stopped here on our way to the Appleton airport. The very tall sign caught our eye, and we were very happy it did! Decorated like a farm type of building, including a trailer with bales of hay out front! The inside was really cool! Old farm type signs, milk cans, etc. large... More 

Thank johnsdi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Machine Shed is a small mid-western chain of farm themed restaurants. True to form, they put out a big farm breakfast. I've been there for lunch and find it a fun experience.

Thank John C
Paterson, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is very friendly, and the food is outstanding!! They also served the lunches at my business seminar while I was there A+++

Thank 217geneb
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute theme, but wasn't wow'd by the food. Everything was average, not good, not bad. Service was excellent, but with so many other choices in Appleton, I probably wouldn't come here again.

Thank 5Oaks
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. What items did you order that you felt were average? Average isn't up to our standards, so we would like to find out what you ordered so we can convey this to our team. If you would be willing to reach out to us, please email lvontersch@hoari.com. Thank... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to go to Appleton for a meeting so went over the day before. Less than a block from my hotel was The Machine Shed. Having eaten there once before, thought that I would give them another try. Let me say the service was excellent from the time that I sat down to the time I left. Very friendly and... More 

Thank Mainsailhr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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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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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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?