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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%
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“coleslaw” (44 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Took in the $14 Sunday brunch, great variety of all the traditional brekkie items. But the cinnamon rolls and omelets were top shelf! The bourbon reduction bread pudding was angelic!

1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat at a decent price. Good service and a country gift shop. If you like a good home cooked Iowa meal this is the spot.

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The eating establishment is a part ot Living History Farms which depicts rural family living through the centuries. Food is served family style and is good for larger groups. Wide variety on menu. Goof service.

Thank kacalla1937
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Never been before, not sure what to expect. Had read the menu online but never set foot inside. The place was clean, first you go through a general store of sorts. The service was good, the food was OK, real down home kinda cooking. We...More

Thank WinstonB261
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with kids on a weekend. Pulling up, the parking lot was jam packed, but once inside it didn't seem that busy. They have a fun little gift shop with all kinds of neat things when you walk in. The menu is...More

Thank Afish37
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hello, thank you for informing us about your visit. I am disappointed to hear that your visit was not up to our award-winning standards. Please be assured that your feedback will be shared with our culinary team for review. We appreciate that you took the...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Wife had club that was insanely huge and meat was top of the line. I had chicken sandwich that was amazing. Only bad part was service was very slow.

Thank bbiii
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5 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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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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