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The Machine Shed

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N14 W24145 Tower Place, Pewaukee, WI 53188
+1 262-523-1322
06:00 - 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their prices are a little high for what you get. The food is OK but not good enough to justify the high prices. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice however.

Thank Nick J
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Nick - Thank you or dining with us at the Machine Shed and posting your review. I apologize that your meal did not meet the Machine Shed expectations. As an award winning restaurant, we take our food and recipes seriously - and like to hear from our customers on what we could do better. I would love to hear... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here after spending the night next door. Food was good, service was a little slow for not being very busy, kids got restless.

Thank Jeff B
Elroy, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very good, however you would expect that to contribute over the dinner, right? The food is of decent proportions, however not totally filling. Also have had better food at McDonalds, sorry? Wish for a family diner had more breakfast options like Denny's. Ultimately, fun to try once, then move on.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Can you provide us more information about what you ordered and specific complaints about our food? As an award-winning restaurant, we take our recipes very seriously and value our guest comments. Most of our customers joke about the large portions, so I would be curious to see what your ordered.... More 

deweyville tex, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food good especially the beer cheese fondue an sirloin tips BUT the rack of ribs was dry an not moist an tender like TEXAS ribs. Cold slaw was tasty. Just don't order the ribs.

Thank Daniel K
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at 12:30 on a Tuesday and we were seated right away. The menu is enough to make your mouth water. We both got the featured potato soup. It was not hot and rather bland. I got the two appetizer option and was disappointed in both. My wife got the brisket sandwich which was good. The ceiling tile... More 

Thank Bill H
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Bill - We take customer feedback seriously and appreciate that you took the time to submit your review. I will be sure to pass this review over to our executive team so they can make adjustments as needed. If you wouldn't mind emailing me at lvontersch@hoari.com with more information? I would like to know what you ordered and your... More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The 4 of us enjoyed our meal....alot of food for a good price...I advise you to have their Potato soup...it is the BEST!!! Thick and loaded!!

Thank Oconomowoc2013
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My fiancee and I stayed at the hotel next to this restaurant. While she goes to work, I'm usually on my own and bumming around. Well the place we stayed at didn't have much of a breakfast option so I decided to go over and check out what The Machine Shed had to offer. The waitress I had was very... More 

1 Thank Katie P
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped here on our way home from a concert in Milwaukee. We had a great breakfast. My wife had a skillet. Try the Shed Hash browns. We were here on a Saturday. I know they have a huge brunch on Sundays.

Thank Tim M
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

haven't been here for awhile but always enjoy it. Great food (family style) and the breads they give you before the meal arrives and hot cinnamon apples are wonderful. Kids got grilled cheese and ate it all. Wife got the beef brisket sandwich which was hard to eat with the very slim bun but I had the Heartland Combo that... More 

Thank lovetoeatoften
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I was on way to business meeting and was google searching for breakfast spot. What a pleasant surprise. Decor is old farm stuff. I had basic eggs plate . Bacon crispy, hash browns nicely browned and poached eggs done right. Service top notch and price reasonable. Highly recommend!

Thank twinstwice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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: N14 W24145 Tower Place, Pewaukee, WI 53188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pewaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 262-523-1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?