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8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702
+1 651-735-7436
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and the service plus food remains good and consistent! Very delicious American food. Western decor and ambience is casual. Good for gatherings!

Thank Boon T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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375 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing stood out either good or bad. The food was decent (we ordered off the menu), the service was good, and the prices were what they should be. Honestly the place reminds me of a Cracker Barrel from the late 1980's, but the food and service remind me of going to a Perkins or Denny's type restaurant. If that's what... More 

Thank mspreh
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

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 happy to serve our award-winning menu to patrons who value a traditional family meal – like mom used to make! If you would like to speak further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com.... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Got seated right away. Was told server would be right over. Waited 10 minutes to order our drinks. Wouldn't take our food order with our drink order. Waited 15 minutes for our drinks. Didn't refill coffee. Ordered burrito without eggs got eggs. Husband didn't get frosting with carrot pancakes. My hash brown casserole was cold. Didnt see server again. Needed... More 

Thank DisappointedMom
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry that this happened during your recent visit - it sounds like your experience was not up to our standards at all. I have sent your review for our team to review so that we can work on training our staff so things like this don't happen again. If you would like to discuss this further... More 

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We walked into a nice little shopping area, prices for items in the shop are reasonable. We got sat down very quickly, the seating is a bit odd, looks a bit dated. The salad bar looks really good but wasn't told anything about it and totally forgot about it by time we ordered. I liked the "fixings" cole slaw and... More 

Thank Candice K
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. Low key place. Very clean. Relaxed, not five star pretence. Let's just go down the list. Apple sauce: fabulous. Sweet; yes, but only enough to makeit Apple sauce. Mostly you taste the Apple! Rolls: OMG. They are the best. They reminded me of the bread we used to have delivered to the house when we... More 

Thank Andre G
Chetek, Wisconsin, United States
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The food is very delicious and the helpings are large. But the prices are rather expensive. Wow. I do to think I would pay that much for comfort home cooking. I say give it a try, but be prepared to pay some steep prices.

Thank Samantha R
Maple Grove
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great service and spacious room. They handled our party of 30 people wonderfully. reasonable prices and fast service

Thank Jaime L
Los Angeles, California
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Everyone at our table seemed to be happy with their food. I ordered the BBQ Brisket Sandwich and it was priced at $11.49. There was plenty of food! They also brought to the table bread, warm apples, and coleslaw. It was good and I'd go there again. Cheers! :D

Thank AvidTraveler507
Wausau, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

At the Machine Shed, they immediately tell you if you haven't been here before that they serve large portions, and that is just the case! With a large and great selection here, everyone found something to eat. They had great food and a cute gift shop. We will definitely dine here again!

Thank heywillhey
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The buffet is a standard one nothing really stands out. The restaurant could be cleaner, I always look in the corners. This place honors Farmers but am surprised they do not modernize their approach to be local "Farm to Table" concept. If they do it is not clear that they do so. From reading the menu it seems big farming... More 

Thank Lisa F F
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Machine Shed, responded to this review

Hi Lisa- Thank you for providing your feedback. I will be sure to pass this information along to our management team in regards to the cleanliness. If you would like to speak further, please email me at lvontersch@hoari.com. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake Elmo
  • Phone Number: +1 651-735-7436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?