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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” (34 reviews)
“coleslaw” (49 reviews)
“bread” (62 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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1 - 10 of 760 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Mediocre meat loaf, and an hour after eating, I had terrible heartburn. We thought it looked like a place that would have good country dinging and we were disappointed. Food took a long time and was not hot and not good.Can't remember what my wife...More

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

Hello, thank you for sharing your review. We very much value our guests' feedback and I apologize that you were dissatisfied. I will be sure to pass along this information to our culinary and service team. I hope that you took the chance to speak...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good service and excellent food. They star you off with rolls and pumpkin bread better than any I have had. Also, they bring cole slaw and fresh cottage cheese. I didn’t think it liked cottage cheese but this isn’t anything like you buy in...More

Thank Deannutley
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 are so glad your food and service were excellent. We hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although with a group, the staff had no problem giving fast and friendly service. The country fried steak, with wild rice, and tossed salad was very good. Prices were reasonable and everyone was pleased with their choices.

Thank Marian R
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marian, thank you for all of your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to hear your service was friendly and that you enjoyed your country fried steak, wild rice, and tossed salad. We look forward to you dining with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The key to Sunday is to get to the restaurant before the church crowd arrives. Try to arrive by 11:15 or earlier. The restaurant had a breakfast buffet or you could order from the menu. I would suggest ordering from the menu unless you are...More

Thank McFerrid
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for joining us for your Sunday meal! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for submitting your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop at a Machine Shed if we are near one. Even though my fried cod was a bit over fried and salty, the other 3 in our party really enjoyed their entrees. My husband loved the pork tenderloin sandwich. I like the store...More

Thank Corky71
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage. We are glad you all (mostly) enjoyed your meal this time around, as well as the atmosphere. We apologize that your Fried Cod was not up to normal standards. We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the 4 piece chicken dinner and it was very good. Everybody in our family had a very nice dinner and there were seven of us. Reasonable prices and delicious food.

Thank dennym609
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for providing us with your review! We love to see that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Iowa flavor and plenty to eat. They automatically serve sides of cottage cheese and coal slaw with you meal.

Thank R C
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Machine Shed and we look forward to you coming back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They had a nice Sunday morning brunch buffet. Waitress staff was very pleasant and helpful. Great for Families too

Thank Barbara D
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on Sunday. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this restaurant was fun . we were greeted at the door by a fellow dressed in overalls. how cute the food was terrific. we had the tenderloin which the waitress recommended. it was awesome and busting out of the bun. in addition to the sandwich...More

Thank rockteam
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you providing your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have been honoring the American Farmer since 1978 and we make our food from scratch, daily. Thank you for stopping in to dine with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have only eaten Breakfast here (several times) but it was fantastic. None better that I can think of. Excellent food and the Cinnamon Rolls to die for.

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

Hello, thank you for your awesome feedback and positive review! We are so glad you love our breakfast, especially our cinnamon rolls. We hope you join us again soon for another homestyle meal!

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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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JanG2240
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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