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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“coleslaw” (45 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with family members and our service was not the best nor the food. The chicken fried steaks were overcooked (deep fried) and not good at all. My daughter had a chicken pot pie and it was mostly all gravy, hardly any chicken in...More

Thank csloan2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy review. I like to go to the resturant to have dinner and i also use the take out menu. It is always well done and very tasty. If you use the take out the service and quality are the same as...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the most wonderful home cooked foods you can imagine! Large portions so plan to bring home the extras. Every table loaded with a basket of various breads, coleslaw and applesauce. Besides lunch and dinner, they also serve a fantastic breakfast. They make the most...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekends during college football season, when the Hurricanes are home, this place is very full. Your wait can vary from 20-45 minutes. Otherwise you wont wait long. Get the brunch and saunter away satiated and stuffed.

Thank kylehunter2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Machine Shed every 5 weeks & have been for 3 years. Food is always good, especially most any breakfast, which is our favorite meal. Lunch is usually a hot roast beef sandwich for us. We are however disappointed that our favorite...More

Thank SSKD_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was staying next to this restaurant for few days and its great place to visit. Restaurant show cases a lot of farm implements and interesting articles. They also have Deere and other farm equipment merchandise . Must try - French toast with loads of coffee....More

Thank Murthy31
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We stopped here after an event, we did not have to wait to be seated. the waiter and all the staff made us feel like our business was important to them. They appeared to enjoy their jobs. The service was very good and the food...More

Thank doty42
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I stepped out of my box and tried something different this visit. I had the double stuffed pork chop with apple, raisin, bourbon stuffing. This was such a big meal I did not even eat half of one of the pork chops. The pork was...More

Thank beaglesruleNebraska
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We went on Sunday had the Sunday dinner special and had plenty of food to take home. The kids had meatloaf dinner and wanted more. Recommended for all !!!

Thank Quentin P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Well designed dining rooms that created a more intimate family-friendly feeling nicely decorated with vintage farm memorabilia. Menu is full of midwestern comfort food which made it hard to decide. Had a cup of the baked potato soup, which was awesome. The reuben sandwich was...More

Thank Don M
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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
Jan G
2 April 2017|
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Response from Tana G | Reviewed this property |
Yes as well as a full bar.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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