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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (182 reviews)
“pie” (155 reviews)
“stuffing” (46 reviews)
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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night before the play @7. They did not have the buffet that night so we got the family style instead. That was fine with us. They brought you a small side salad. I had the ranch dressing. The french was good...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was so good that we came back and ate here each night. We sampled almost everything. The fried chicken was especially good. They had many, many different kinds of pie on offer each night. Highly recommend.

Thank Sweetie27265
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was quaint but the food was plentiful. We tried the Amish Sampler (roast beef, meatloaf and fried chicken with mashed potatoes and a vegetable) all for $13.99. You get fresh bread and on the table there is Amish apple butter and Amish peanut...More

Thank lepera3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant with many choices. Amish down home cooking as well as sandwiches. The bakery has so many delicious choices. We went to the play, The Home Game and loved it. Sat night we went to see T Graham Brown. He was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 14 adults/kids and had a blast at Shipshewana. there was a crafters fair and lots of kids activities then we had a great lunch buffet ( roast beef was awesome ) at Blue Gate restaurant which was right in the...More

Thank Jenniffer E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bakery ok, but expensive. I wouldnt go again. They did not sell juice. Others in our group had coffee and said that was really good.

Thank TechyGal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst experience at a restaurant I have had. Our waitress Vanessa basically ignored us didn't even bring us drink refills. The food was awful my mother got the chicken she got a chicken back with barely any meat on it and it...More

Thank Janika W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Blue Gate Restaurant for dinner. We had a combo platter with 3 of the restaurant’s favorite entrees on one plate.... fried chicken, meatloaf, roast beef. The meal came with a vegetable, dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy. The entire meal I...More

Thank 613marthah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch one day but saw on the menu the had a breakfast buffet so we made plans to return the next morning to try it. We were told upon arrival they stopped serving breakfast 3 weeks ago except Saturday’s. We were disappointed. We...More

Thank Cindi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here several time. Portions are HUGE, so come hungry. Usually a wait, but it goes by fast. After your meal be sure to visit the bakery form some great treats to take home!

Thank MYKEL61
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Allyson S
2 September 2017|
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Response from wgilkison | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol is offered.
7 August 2017|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
You bet, just ask your server!
26 July 2017|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Just Saturday currently.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shipshewana
  • Phone Number: +1 888-447-4725
  • E-mail
When the newly built Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery opened it doors on August 4th, 2001 in Shipshewana, the entire town was invited over for dinner. As one of Indiana's largest restaurants, the Blue Gate comfortably seats 600 (more than the town's population). Built to reflect the surrounding community, the Blue Gate resembles a rambling white farmhouse, similar to those that dot the surrounding Amish coutnryside.An award winning restaurant serving a world famous Family-style meal that features pressure fried chicken and 3 other meats, real mashed potatoes, Amish noodles, plus lots of other sides and 25 varieties of pies to choose from
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