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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“coleslaw” (48 reviews)
“bread” (60 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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1 - 10 of 733 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a very nice traditional breakfast here. Usual American choices. Ample servings and attentive service. Store at the entrance with upscale, food-related items. Close to the highway, easy on and off. More expensive but better quality than Cracker Barrel or IHOP.

Thank wiffee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had heard how amazing the food is here so we tried it. It was good but not quite as good as I expected. The food needed a little more flavor. Everything looked homemade. The best part was the pumpkin bread. I was expecting it...More

Thank Bemore5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked over from hotel... menu was very mundane. All appetizers fried or high fat. Lots of beef and pork. The healthy choices were few. Especially for GF or diabetic. Went for pork loin which was so salty. Be sure to ask about this if you...More

Thank FarmorB2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

After completing a grueling (due to the heat) tour of the Living History Farm next door, we drove our car into the adjoining parking lot for this restaurant, although our short trip was delayed by a group of 20-25 ducks that crossed the driveway in...More

Thank Twhatty
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for all of your wonderful feedback and 5-star review! We are so happy to hear we were a successful stop on your trip. we hope you stop by again whenever you're back in town.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband & I were there last Friday evening, and genuinely had a lovely meal. My husband had the stuffed porkchop. It was huge and very tender. I had the codfish special. It was "all you could eat", but what they brought the first time...More

Thank DianaKansasCity
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for all of your amazing feedback! We are so glad your food exceeded expectations. We hope that your husband had a wonderful birthday. Hopefully you two will dine with us again soon for another 5-star homestyle meal!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated quickly, served and server always checked our drinks. Food was hot, and plenty to eat with a fill up.

Thank jsulli5008
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your 5-star review! We look forward to you dining with us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great setting for an Iowa restaurant. The food was good (very tasty), servers friendly and helpful. Portions large enough, took the extra home.

Thank Lou O
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your positive review! We are so glad your food and service were up to par. We hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll through the door of The Machine Shed and turn back time. This restaurant is built on the Iowa farmer, and everywhere you look, from the gift shop filled with country items to the waitresses dressed in farm clothes to the menu filled with hearty...More

Thank smgharley
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here a few times, nothing special. People really seem to get excited by the 'home cooking' experience. If I want to eat at home, I'll eat at home. When I go out for a meal I want it to be a different experience,...More

Thank Jane K
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jane, 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. We take our recipes very seriously - we locally source products each season from farmers in our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Good prices. They even throw in an extra egg for free if “you love eggs”. I had the cakes and everything plate with pecan pancakes. Very good, and don’t forget to grab a cinnamon roll on your way out.

Thank Brian T
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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.

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MitsoukoRussie
4 July 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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Jan G
2 April 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
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2012kcn
18 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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