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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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“pie” (146 reviews)
“fried chicken” (159 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed yesterday

To celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary made reservations months ahead of time to accommodate a group of 15 people coming from multiple states. Upon our arrival they has acknowledged our reservation but had no plan to honor it. We stood around for over an...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed yesterday

As you enter the restaurant area, there is a podium where a diner needs to sign up for the eating area he or she would like. Over that podium I saw a sign that said Blue Gate Theater. So I didn't sign in, but wandered...More

Thank Nell D
Reviewed 2 days ago

When in or passing through you must stop here and go look and buy if hungry or something catches your eye. Oh and it will!!! Smells so good and is so good. They have a peanut butter spread that I really love and need to...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice restaurant. We went with friends and it was a beautiful drive to the restaurant. Once there we were treated with friendly and helpful people. The Dinner was delicious and filling. The Blue Gate Restaurant is a wonderful place to have lunch or dinner.

Thank cmelko01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate the buffet and the food was wonderful! The fried chicken was delicious! I can't say enough about the quality of the food! The staff is very courteous. I enjoyed trying the Amish peanut butter spread that was on the table. Very tasty! If...More

Thank Lorrieann1972
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a late lunch in the downstairs buffet area. Our server was Vivian and she was friendly with a great smile. She was willing to help with local information. Great salad bar and desert bar, and hot food was good as well. Fried (basted)...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice facility in the center of town. There are a number of interesting shops that are a part of this complex. They offer table service, family style and buffet dining. The buffett is to die for and if you are not careful, you will...More

Thank 04DTS
Reviewed 6 days ago

On one of our many trips to Shipshewana, IN we once again took our lunch break at the Blue Gate Restaurant. As usual the food was delicious and the atmosphere as well. The waitresses may not all be Amish but for a large part were....More

Thank geneb517
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffet was good but the food was not seasoned very well. That may just be the Amish way of cooking. The fried chicken was great and I enjoyed the salad.

Thank RoamingRobyn1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. Have eaten there 3 times, ordered off the menu. Fourth meal we tried the buffet. Go there hungry...it is gooood!!!

Thank ohrncc
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jen S
My daughter has nut allergies. Is it safe to eat there? What about the pies?
1 September 2016|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
We can offer a number of special menu requests, please call the restaurant at 888.447.4725 to discuss your specific requirements.
do you have a lunch buffet?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Squirrel197110 | Property representative |
Carla, we have a lunch and dinner buffet, open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Boy I'd love the dressing recipe
23 February 2016|
Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Thank you, but the restaurant recipes are "top secret"... but you can buy a cookbook from the Blue Gate Bakery website that has many similar recipes. If you need help in picking which one, please feel free to call the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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