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Machine Shed

220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
+1 920-830-2326
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-9116
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the layout and decor , love the cute country shop when you walk in , the food is good but not as exciting as I imagined it to beMore

Thank Terri4639
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere, but we are disappointed to see that your meal did not meet your expectations. We take pride in our award-winning food, so if something was not up to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being that I prefer to patron mom & pop shops, I was very happy to come across this spot. We read the reviews and stopped by to make a reservation. The place was packed, which was good sign. However, when we arrived for our reservation...More

Thank jgiorgianni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Machine Shed is just a short walk from the Hampton Inn Appleton-Fox River Mall. I had a slice of cherry pie with a scoop of ice cream. Outstanding. Friendly, helpful service.

Thank Ed0379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Country sounding, staff was pleasant n helpful. Food was disappointed. French Onion soup very salty. Baked Potato soup was not hot. Mac n Cheese was very tasty. Southern Chicken Salad was so so. They waved the soup. Lots of people there to eat. We didn't...More

Thank June B
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi June, thank you for submitting your review. I am sorry to hear that your soup and the Southwest Chicken Salad were not up to our award-winning standards. However, I am happy to hear that you brought this to your server or manager's attention -...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Four of us enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast recently. All of our different egg styles were cooked perfectly and the Applewood bacon was plentiful and crisp cooked. Atmosphere is welcoming to families - very clean and bright, Their gift shop is well stocked with items that...More

Thank Dixiecup2014
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Even though we live about 20 miles away, we like to eat here when we want good home cooking. Nothing fancy, but the servers are very friendly and efficient. Their Sunday brunch is is wonderful, but you might have to wait a bit since it's...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We chose the Machine Shed for dinner because I wanted the apple dumpling with cinnamon ice cream dessert. They were out of apple dumplings the last time we visited. What a disappointment to learn that they were out of apple dumplings again! This is supposedly...More

1  Thank Toni C
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Toni - Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry truly sorry that we could not accommodate you for dessert and I will be sure to pass this information along to our team to correct this issue going forward.

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great tasting breakfast with prompt service and lots of menu options. My only complaint would be, if you ask for hash browns with onions, that doesn't mean throw a bunch of raw ones on the top of the cooked hash browns; it...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

You wont go hungry at this chain, the quantity of food on the plate was very generous. Oh yes the food was tasty and ranged from burgers, to fish and salads. The staff was helpful and attentive.

Thank vrrooom
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I felt bad for the server who must have been brand new with no training,so we tipped her well having been in that position, so it wasn't her fault. But the drinks were bad/no alcohol, food (fried) was over cooked.. too pricey for what you...More

Thank Hairytattoo
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We really dropped the ball on this one. Will you please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com, I would love to discuss this further with you and invite you back on us. Thank you for bringing this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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06:00 - 22:00
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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