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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Marne, Michigan
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited last week as part of a theater package which included our family style dinner. Much of the meal was good, but the beef and chicken were both tough and chewy. Not a tender piece of meat in sight. Next time we will order items from the menu and forego the "bargain".

Thank Wagonmaster62
Sun City West
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, great food along with very nice selections. Atmosphere at this type of restaurant is very important and the atmosphere here was perfect. Exactly what you would expect. Employees were dressed to fit the ambience of the overall setting. Menu included "chicken and noodles" and a Friday only "fish Fry" as well as a terrific "combo plate". This place... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for the theatre and decided to have lunch. The seating is ample and you have the choice of booth or table. Seating is available for couples or large parties. The menu choices range from, "Down home Amish fare to healthy choices. We enjoyed the, Country Cobb Salad and Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad. Both were very good and... More 

Thank Angel E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shipshewanna has several breakfast and lunch options. But ... the Blue Gate Restaurant is the GO to place for dinner. We have ordered off the menu and the family dinner style when we had a crowd. Great service and food.

Thank Michael C
Brooklyn, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the atmosphere of the Blue Gate Restaurant Buffet. We can grab a fast meal, or dine leisurely.

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Thank countrymusicfan2016
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I visited The Blue Gate Restaurant on our girls' weekend mid November. This was our first time in Shipshewana. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. We arrived around 11:30am and had no trouble getting seated. We chose the family style lunch. The homemade wheat bread that we started with was amazing and still hot! We spread some... More 

Thank Holly B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was wonderful, the show was fun, funny and meaningful and dinner was awesome. We enjoyed our stay very much and we will do it again.

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Thank neldar214
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Gate Restaurant is one of our favorites. We always stop in for a bite to eat when we are in the area.

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Thank BarbHartzog
Shipshewana, Indiana
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the restaurant following a show in the upstairs theater. Service was excellent, food was tasty and hot. We had two people in our group with birthdays, and the waitresses brought each of them a small cake with lighted candle and sang happy birthday. Found no extra charge for this bit of fun. Thank you!

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Detroit, Michigan
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were there for lunch on a Tuesday - not crowded at all. Seated quickly, greeted by waitress quickly, served quickly but encouraged to take our time eating. It would take a lot of time to eat all the food we received (we took a good amount of leftovers with us). Not fancy. Comfort food of our childhood. Not sure how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?