Machine Shed | Dedicated To The American Farmer

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. We serve chef driven, farm fresh fare, inspired by the seasons. Our food is made from scratch, daily.


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220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton, WI 54913, USA

220 North Fox River Drive
Grand Chute, WI 54913
P: 920.830.2326
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7250 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA 52806, USA

7250 Northwest Boulevard
Davenport, IA 52806
P: 563.391.2427
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Lake Elmo
8515 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042, USA

8515 Hudson Blvd N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
P: 651.735.7436
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n14w24145 Tower Pl, Waukesha, WI 53188, USA

N14 W24145 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
P: 262.523.1322
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7475 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108, USA

7475 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
P: 815.229.3276
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11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322, USA

11151 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322
P: 515.270.6818
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About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309