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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” (196 reviews)
“pie” (162 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 1 week ago via mobile

Although we’ve read a lot about this place, we have never stopped to eat there until today-and we are glad we did! The menu isn’t huge, but certainly gives a very nice variety and selection. Chicken, meatloaf, sandwiches, a family-style option, a different special dinner...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my kids. Have ate their other times. Love it! The sampler of everything is my favorite. And we love the bread with Apple butter or the peanut butter. And you never go away hungry.

Thank sharonmoore9960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner at Blue Gate and would not return. My grandson order chicken tenders and they were over cooked. Barely edible. The beef and noodles and chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes had very little flavor. Should have driven a little further to the Essenhaus...More

1  Thank Sedwyck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was beyond amazing and dessert was awesome...bakery was great bought tons of yummys to take home..

Thank Krystal L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant, due to advertisement of their seafood buffet (in town for the weekend). We found that if you ate at the buffet, you could not order from the menu. My wife is not a seafood person. We had...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family had the sampler and shepherds pie. Everything was excellent. Dessert was even better. Tough to choose from the extensive selection, and went with the carrot cake

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here probably two times a year. Always great service and food!! We usually share/split the sampler. Desserts are delicious too. There is always a lot of things to do in Shipshewana, Indiana to make the visit even better. I should...More

Thank fred f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the Antique and Flower Show and stopped for lunch. It's always worth the wait for a table. However we enjoyed our lunch in the Garden Room taking advantage of the buffet and were seated pretty swiftly.. Service was good, friendly...More

Thank Trvl4funagain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is simply delicious and not only delicious but everything tasted so fresh. The restaurant is beautiful, huge and has a pleasant and friendly vibe. The server was very nice and friendly as well. She made sure I was happy with what I ordered....More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific food at a good price. Great atmosphere. We will be planning other trip to this place in the future.

Thank Terance L
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Allyson S
2 September 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a "dry" town.
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 - 9:00 PM
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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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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