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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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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weekend buffet is outstanding! The reason I'm giving the overall review a 3 is because we went during the week and it wasn't quite as amazing. On the weekend they have a tremendous buffet that has EVERYTHING on it, even in the morning. Wonderful. Concept is great. Service is very traditional (red checkered shirts). Cool little shop in the... More 

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

Hi Rebecca - Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We value our guests opinions and I apologize that the buffet during the week was not up to expectations. I will be forwarding your review to our management and culinary team to review. If you would like to speak further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com. Thank you! More 

Germantown, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would prefer smaller portions at a smaller cost. I stuck to the soup and half sandwich which was a good deal. Other items ordered at our table were huge portions with multiple sides. two of the people in our group wanted a burger but they only offered a half pound burger. Might be fine for some but it's really... More 

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

Hi Carol - Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We are very proud of our restaurant and our menu, honoring the American Farmer since 1978. Although we understand your request, the Machine Shed was built on tradition of the farm family dining together - which is why we serve large portions and our made-from-scratch meals. We... More 

Watertown, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to the Machine Shed numerous times for their Sunday Brunch at would highly recommend to anyone. I thought we'd try something new and drive the 45 minutes to the Machine Shed for their fish fry. I even heard they have potato pancakes and I LOVE potato pancakes. Well...... almost a total disappointment. That's not saying the food... More 

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

Thank you for submitting your review. I am sorry to hear the pancakes and the potato salad were not up to your expectations. As an award winning restaurant, we take pride in our food and value our guests feedback. I will be sure to pass your comments to our culinary team so they can make adjustments as needed. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Saturday, 2/25/17, I called the restaurant to find out if they could cater breakfast for our team coming in to work overtime, the very next morning. (less than 24 hours later) I had the pleasure of speaking with Jake Herband who made the entire production happen with the snap of his fingers. Normally for a catering with delivery order,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was visiting family and at the last minute decided eating breakfast out was in order. The locals suggested the Machine Shed. I'd seen it off the freeway for years but had never been. We decided to order off the menu instead of getting the buffet. Are we ever glad we did. The portions were ridiculous and the food outstanding. All... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went there for Valentine's Day Dinner and it was not like it use to be. I had the Surf & Turf and asked for the Turf to be medium it came rare. My husband got the stuffed pork chop and the stuffing was terrible. Must have a new cook.

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

Hi Liane - We value our guests feedback and I apologize your Valentine's Day dinner was not up to our expectations. Were you able to discuss your dissatisfaction with your server or manager during your visit? We try to accommodate guests as much as possible while they are dining at our establishment and like to have the opportunity to make... More 

Hannover, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Homey environment with a no frills atmosphere. There is a free starter which alone almost filled me up. I started with the burnt ends which was the right choice. Very tasty with a good portion. Sauce was tangy but not overpowering, combination of pork and beef were moist and you could tell they were smoked right. Main was a Rib... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Vast menu of comfort food. Double Cut Iowa-Pork Chop is a winner. Have had Sunday Brunch in the past. Good sized tables for family time and to relax.

Thank 867f309
Gilberts, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food was great. Husband had catfish and I had the prime rib medium. I will order medium rare or rare next time.

Thank bcortmann
Dubuque, Iowa
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254 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A group of 8 after a meeting. Most have never been to a Machine Shed. They all thought it was great. The food is fresh and fast. Home style cooking at it's finest.

Thank Mark G

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