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The Machine Shed Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$15
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American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super fresh eggs, too bad no organic options. Coffee above average for this area, but again, nothing organic.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jtboyles
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for reviewing us. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had always heard people rave about The Machine Shed, it’s reputation as a Des Moines icon is certainly deserved! We stopped for breakfast and loved everything, especially the chicken fried chicken, cheesy hash browns and GIANT cinnamon roll! Our service was wonderful as well!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H4044SHjenniferp
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast - we think it's pretty great, too! We look forwarding to see you again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here when we're on the West side of Des Moines. We have always had good food, good service, and the helpings are generous. Their 'lunch portion' meals are generous.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank traveler_from_Iowa
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your rating, we are so glad to see that you love the Machine Shed just as much as we do!

Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This was one my favorite restaurant in Iowa, best food ever, huge servings, good side dishes and the Sunday brunch is worth multiple family visits...

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank robinm489
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hello, thank you dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you always enjoy your experience at the Machine Shed. Hopefully we will see you again soon for another 5-star meal!

Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The Machine Shed is a nice, family style restaurant, with the main entrance through a gift shop. There is an open, spacious, and friendly feel In the dining room. Order your own meal, but you also get some common sides to pass around. Ours were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BuddyV_12
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hello, we believe in the complete farm to table experience which is why we serve large portions. The Machine Shed has been dedicated to the American Farmer since 1978 and make our food from scratch, daily. We appreciate that you took the time to post...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Large breakfast buffet Large menu Great service ( Brittney) New bar addition since our last visit Many great gift ideas

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShanandSand8
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

We appreciate the amazing feedback! Thank you for stopping back in to dine with us again.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We went to the Machine Shed for a family dinner. While we were seated quickly, service after that was spotty. There were only two sets of silverware on the table. We had to ask several times to get enough for the five of us. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jennings306
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thanks for telling us about your experience. We are addressing these issues with our staff and I apologize that you received food and service below our standards. We would love to invite you back, on us, to show you a true Machine Shed experience. Please...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Great old style home cooked food. Quick and friendly service. My dad always wants to go to the machine shed when they come to visit. If he was on trip advisor he would give it 5 stars too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eric F
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Eric, we are so thrilled that you and your family enjoy the Machine Shed! We look forward to seeing you all again.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

We stopped here on our way home. The staff was great, the lunch selections were varied and tempting. My wife had the fried chicken and I the meat loaf dinner.. All great.

Date of visit: November 2018
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MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hello, we are so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals! thank you for stopping in on your way home.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Becky and I were traveling across Iowa today and stopped by the Iowa Machine Shed for lunch. Conveniently located just off of I80 / I35 at the Living History Farms exit, we know it would be easy to get a good lunch and get back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jim W
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at The Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hi Jim, thank you for stopping in to have lunch with us! We appreciate the wonderful feedback - hopefully we see you next time you are traveling through!

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MitsoukoRussie
July 4, 2017|
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Response from david_hance_iowa | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a Living History Farm on the opposite side of I-35/I-80 at Hickman Road Exit but it is like people living in a museum doing actual farm work to demonstrate early 20th Century Iowa farming. You pay an admission... More
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JanG2240
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
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2012kcn
October 18, 2016|
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Response from unikat1980 | Reviewed this property |
The newly renovated Hotel Renovo and the Sleep Inn are right next door. The Clive Hotel and Suites is almost directly across the street.
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