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In 1978, we opened our first Machine Shed Restaurant on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa. We had just 100 seats, but we started with a powerful commitment. That was a five-word constitution: “Dedicated to the American Farmer.” That dedication meant we worked hard to have a restaurant that wasn’t just ‘farm themed’ but something that farmers could be proud of.

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Meet the People Behind the Recipes

The Machine Shed Cookbook was released a few months ago and we are still very excited about sharing our favorite recipes with all of our patrons. The cookbook has been dedicated to all of our Shedheads who are either past, present or future, all of our...

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Hollanadaise Sauce

Oops! In case you happened to notice, we forget to include the hollandaise sauce ingredients for the Machine Shed Farmer's Benedict in our new cookbook. It is such a delicious part of the recipe that we wanted to make sure you had it. You can...

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Brisket Potato Skins

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, which means it’s time for a party with the best Super Bowl appetizers! Whether your favorite team has made it to the Super Bowl this year or you really are just showing up for the for the commercials, we do know one...

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