Throwback Thursday!

serverDo you recognize the person in this weeks Throwback Thursday photo?

If you visit our Davenport Machine Shed, you should!  It is the famous Karen Grunder!

Holiday Host Gifts-and a Giveaway!

Stressing about what to bring the host of your Holiday Party as a gift?  Fancy up a bottle of wine with a festive or funny kitchen towel!

It couldn’t be easier, wrap the bottle in the towel, and secure it with a ribbon!

Looking for great kitchen towels?  Stop by the Machine Shed.

Want to win these towels?  Share with us other creative gift ideas you are making this Holiday season.

The Holiday eBook is Available Now!

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It’s Holiday Time at The Machine Shed!

It’s Holiday time at the Machine Shed!  Come pick up great gifts and stocking stuffers-and for the picky person on your list get them a Machine Shed gift card!


Throwback Thursday!

Shed soup1A lot has changed at The Machine Shed since opening the first restaurant in 1978, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the soup we are serving up!  Our Baked Potato Soup is a Shed classic, and perfect for winter days like this!

How long have you been going to the Machine Shed, and what are your favorite classic Machine Shed dishes?

Check out our Thanksgiving Pinterest board!

Follow Machine Shed Restaurant’s board Thanksgiving! on Pinterest.

Blackberry Patch Syrups-Oprah’s Favorite!

Oprah has recently added Blackberry Patch Syrups to her 2014 list of favorite things.  Lucky for you we sell these at our Machine Shed gift shops!

The Machine Shed carries a variety of Blackberry Patch Syrups, including:

Apple Butter


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Floriday Orange

Maple Prailine

Apple Butter

Peach Cobbler


Pumpkin Spice

Whole Blackberry

Check out the full list of Oprah’s favorite things and stop into the Shed to pick up your favorite flavor of Blackberry Patch!

The Machine Shed’s Stuffing!

stuffingJust in time for Thanksgiving:

The Machine Shed’s very own recipe for stuffing.

Click here for the recipe!




Urbandale Shed Remodel!

We have finished our remodel of the Urbandale Shed! 

The new look of the Machine Shed reflects its dedication to the American Farmer, with a modern twist including an enhanced gift shop, expanded bar with additional seating capacity, and a new layout of the dining room including comfortably padded booths.  The décor includes photos of local farm families taken by photographer Joe Murphy.

Check out the pictures and we hope to see you soon at The Machine Shed!


The Machine Shed’s French Onion Soup!

Machine Shed’s very own French Onion Soup!ms_french_onion_soup

Click here for the recipe.



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