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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went to machine she tonight had country fried steak it was burned mash potatoe cold waited over 20 min to be waited on finally after asking lady who brought our menus she took our order male waiter in our section totally waited on all tables around us ignored us lady who took our order said i am not your server... More 

Thank gayanne2015
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I apologize you received food and service below our standards. I will be sure to pass your feedback over to our management team so these issues can be corrected. We would like to invite you back on us so you can expierence the Machine Shed the way it should be.... More 

South Pole
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231 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times and it is pretty exceptional. Kinda like Cracker Barrel on steroids. Don't be in a hurry because there is usually a line for getting seated. The service is laid back and often sluggish, but the portions are huge! Unless you're a "large Marge", you'll be taking home leftovers.

Thank Viking94708
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling and looking for a place to have Thanksgiving Dinner. This restaurant has always had simple, but great food. We called, they were open. But, they were doing a special event to support a ranch/camp for at-risk youth. 100% of the income that day went to the camp. The place staffed by volunteers and staff from the camp/ranch.... More 

Thank Michael S
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the high ratings on T A and decided to check it out. As good as advertised. Expansive breakfast buffet. Made to order omelets. Perfect waffles. The butter looks hand-churned. The sausage(s) were excellent. All the food was exceptional. Professional and friendly Servers. Will most definitely return for more.

Thank Joel R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a good home cooked meal, this is the place to go. The portions were generous and well priced.

Thank James b
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing and the portions are large. We could eat here every day. The potato soup is a must try!!

Thank cheyenne2007
Amana, Iowa
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a meeting and decided to eat there since it was close to the motel. Food was good. Waiter was very slow. Like I said, the food was good.

Thank AmanaSH
West Palm Beach
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nice to visit as they have a nice shop with unique items to take home. The food is good but mostly heavy with limited choices for healthier options. The salads are good though so that helped. The portions are very large so there is no chance of leaving hungry.

Thank NinaW2000
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your review. We are glad you like our Machine Shed gift shop and our famous family cooked meal - we think it's pretty great, too! We take pride in our award winning food and I noticed you only gave us a 3 star rating, we would like to get more about feedback... More 

Jewell, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the steak and coleslaw here! I love the attire and old country store in front. It's on the pricy side, but well worth it.

Thank Tiffany G
Draper, Utah, USA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Everything on the 3-meat plate was absolutely fantastic! And the cheddar hash browns are to die for.

Thank Mike M

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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