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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very average buffet. Would not go again. They have family style and buffet and because of time we chose the buffet. Salad bar was great but good was dry as and not very good. The deserts look much better than they are. Very disappointed. Staff...More

Thank jjmg4423
Reviewed yesterday

Very good food and service. Clean. Best fried chicken ever. Good location. Fast service. Friendly personnel.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a homestyle and hearty meal, look no futher. They have something for even the pickiest of pallets. The mashed potatoes, noodles and home made pies made belivers out of everyone. You won't walk away hungry. They have a wonderful bakery...More

Thank Belinda1955
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My eyes are always bigger than my stomach. Next time I’m order dessert first! We LOVE the roast beef and chicken. Just wish we had saved room for pie. Brown Sugar is one of my favorite pies when I’m not overindulging in their amazing food....More

Thank momof3boysplus1girl
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose the Blue Gate as the menu looked wide-ranging and most restaurants in the area seemed to offer the same sort of fayre. We did not fancy the buffet so sat in the ground floor restaurant and chose chicken tenders with two sides -...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffet at the Blue Gate Inn was delicious and the price was reasonable! It offers a wide variety of food and the service was great!

Thank p0lsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the Friday preceding Mother's Day, on the recommendation of friends and tripadviser reviews, we visited the Blue Gate Restaurant. We found the selection of food items in buffet to be quite good, even including some German favorites. The food on both salad and dinner...More

Thank Longdive94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten at a number of Amish and Amish themed restaurants in the US. This one was mediocre. Turkey special was tasty but was served like pulled pork. I had a two thigh dinner, they were small.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our buffet dinner was included in our hotel package. The restaurant itself is down the street from the hotel, not within walking distance. There is an upstairs dining room and the downstairs buffet. Lots of crafty things to browse while waiting to be seated. Soft...More

Thank Ramona D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend ordering off of the menu. The family style is outstanding food, but can be pretty pricey. The roast beef is very good plus many other selections. They usually have some good desserts.

Thank sdamron2017
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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 - 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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