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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” (197 reviews)
“pie” (157 reviews)
“stuffing” (48 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been eating here for years. They have something for everyone and a lovely bakery. There are quite a few gift items and personalized wood pieces that are reasonably priced and very nice quality. They update the menu regularly and have daily specials. I usually...More

Thank ssquilt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffet style or order from the menu. The food is amazing. The buffet has several entrees, salad, desserts, bread, soft serve ice cream bar. Make sure to stop at the bakery to take home goodies

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the turkey, and wife had the meatloaf The turkey appears to be pressure cooked and served shredded (white and dark meat mixed) The meal comes with mashed potatoes (meh) with chicken gravy (why not turkey gravy?) I substituted a salad (very good) for...More

Thank roadbumSWMich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE truly enjoyed our first night's experience at the restaurant that we decided to retrun for a second night to be sure we could try some additional items on the menu, including the enticing desserts. Our food was great, and our servers were extreme;y pleasant...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great and the atmosphere quaint. If you order from the menu, you get the traditional food like, fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, homemade bread, steak, hamburgers, mush, etc... This restaurant is in a town known for its shops and friendly people.

Thank smog51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 20+ went here for dinner. Although they made us wait until all arrived, they were friendly, courteous, and the waitstaff was fun. The charbroiled chicken was flavorful, beans are cooked with bacon and pearl onions. The side salad was good as well....More

Thank wanderingrev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Blue Gate for their lunch buffet. We were told it had lots of meat products along with a variety about like their supper buffet. We did not find that to be the case. Very limited 'main dish' items. The salad bar...More

1  Thank Love2Learn2day
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can we say YUMMY!! This restaurant serves the most delicious food and don't forget to make room for their pies. Saturday mornings they have the "breakfast buffet". OMG Some traditional items you would expect but also some "Amish" surprises, like fried mush. What I like...More

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We enjoyed our buffet meal at The Blue Gate Restaurant very much.Just make sure that if you have a combo ticket with the theatre you tell the waitress when she seats you.There are also many dessert choices to top it all off.

Thank 1959Farmerboy
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I’m reliving our two visits to Blue Gate in my memories and trying not to drool! Just drove by and naturally they’re closed today for New Year’s Day. A girl can hope, can’t she? The fried chicken? That delectable crunchy coating! *heavy sigh* We’ll be...More

Thank 4everPaul
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Allyson S
2 September 2017|
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Response from Sue T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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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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