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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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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (196 reviews)
“pie” (162 reviews)
“stuffing” (48 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Quite large restaurant; went there on a Saturday night during the dinner rush hour, and were seated immediately. Had the buffet, which contained a great salad bar and wonderful home cooked entrees ~ fried chicken, chicken dressing (wonderful!!), homemade...More

Thank Debbie W
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Great! Thanks for coming and for the review!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We've stopped here several times before, usually for dinner, and enjoyed it. This time we stopped for a late lunch and ordered the buffet. I was disappointed that there was only one meat - chicken. The chicken was very good, but I expected several meats....More

Thank Ron D
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback! We're glad to hear you liked the Chicken, but you're right there are usually more options than one meat... we'll look into it!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

the choices are getting old. The staff is nice and helpful but, don't go to eat if there is a show going on upstairs. The insulation is awful and the dining room rumbles if there is music. That is just not good. The original owner...More

Thank highstone351
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are always trying to improve!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Good food and service; we were there for dinner, daily special was pot roast nice size portion fair price. Best dutch apple pie I have had period.

Thank arpad310
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you so much! Come again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

My husband and I ate at this restaurant twice while in Shipshewana. I ordered the two piece fried chicken, with a salad and steamed vegetables. My husband ordered the turkey dinner making sure it was white meat, mashed potatoes and dressing with no gravy. My...More

Thank DonandSheron
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for coming! We're sorry the turkey wasn't up to expectations but glad you found the bakery! They work hard and love to hear that people enjoyed the pie! We will use your feedback to improve, so thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

As always, we had a great time at the restaurant with their giant buffet with the addition of shrimp and prime rib, but was extremely disappointed when they ran out of the prime rib just before we got to it that night. The rose for...More

Thank spopcorn31
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We were greatly disappointed we ran out too, we try to plan the best we can so we have enough but without having too much waste... that said, next time we'll have enough!

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Everything was delicious. I only wish we had been able to try more of it before we were too full. Save room for desert!

Thank IceGoalieMom
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Ha! We always say "if you leave hungry, it's your own fault"... thanks so much for visiting, come back soon!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening and they had the buffet in the basement going. Excellent food! They had home made noodles, several meats including their famous chicken. Great place for a relaxing dinner. (Side note: If you go on day they don't have buffet...More

Thank Paula W
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you Paula! We greatly appreciate the feedback, come again soon!

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Too often while visiting Amish country, restaurants claim "real Amish cooking." The Blue Gate has good food and friendly staff but its just that, good food, not great and definitely not something to write home about. We ate there on 2 occasions, just to verify...More

Thank charlienye
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We're sorry we didn't meet expectations! We greatly appreciate you gave us multiple times to "get it right", and we'll definitely use your feedback to improve! When we say real Amish cooking we mean many of the dishes that we serve are often served in...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

My husband and I made a trip to Shipshewana and decided to do the dinner/theater bundle option at the Blue Gate. We were extremely happy with our choice and recommend that people eat around 4:00 so you are not rushing for the 7:00 p.m. show...More

1  Thank Ann R
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for coming and the great review! We look forward to hosting you again!

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Allyson S
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a "dry" town.
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7 August 2017|
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You bet, just ask your server!
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Just Saturday currently.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 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
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Description
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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