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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” (181 reviews)
“pie” (154 reviews)
“bread” (115 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 2 days ago

We stopped here for our noon meal while on our motor coach tour. We enjoyed a family style meal of wonderful Amish food. We had the works! There was fried chicken, mash potatoes and two gravies, roast beef, dressing, salad, bread, green beans, and our...More

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at the buffet downstairs for the first time. While we were really looking forward to it, one experience was sufficient. Maybe we were expecting too much but there wasn't anything special and some of the main dishes were NOT good. The salad bar...More

Thank JWilliam0316
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I️ can’t come to Shipshewana without leaving with a pie or bread from here. It’s always on our “to do” list of places to stop.

Thank pamk455
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent quality meal with a great quantity of food. The food was excellent and the selection was great at a very reasonable prices. The server was very gracious and courteous

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Gate Restaurant in Sipshewanna has outstanding food, nice atmosphere, excelling servers, and very delicious meals. I took two friend there and we each ordered a different entree and they were all excellent. Their pies are "to die for."

Thank dickoyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant great food great service. There meatloaf was out of sight great along with the best pies.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate at the Blue Gate Restaurant buffet for dinner. The food was outstanding. Our sever was friendly and out going. The only thing I didn't like was the bakery didn't open until 10am and we had to get on the road...More

Thank Denny1008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best tasting food in Shipshewana or anywhere else. Dinner buffet was well worth the $13.00. Roast beef, turkey, meatloaf, fried chicken- numerous home made side dishes, great salad bar and awesome dessert bar. Arrive early to get a good parking spot, do a little shopping...More

Thank caregivertess
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food and great service would reccomend this place to anyone traveling to the area. servers are geat

Thank Krista F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Shipshewana November 2017. It's a very small town in the middle of Amish country and that is why most people come here........ to see the Amish and purchase their goods. Shipshewana/The Blue Gate is also on the Dinner Theater circuit so people also go...More

Thank sybaris1
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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