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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” (177 reviews)
“pie” (151 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 opted for the buffet, because we felt that we would get an opportunity to taste a greater variety of the Amish foods. I was a little disappointed. There was not a great variety of foods at either the salad bar, the dessert bar or...More

Thank Bobbyleek
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Shipshewana several years ago, for the flea market, with my brother and his wife; they try to make annual trek. They insisted that we try the family style dining at the Blue Gate - we were glad we did. This year, we returned...More

Thank kswismer
Reviewed 3 days ago

After reading all the great reviews we decided to try the buffet. Compared to other Amish buffets this one was a disappointment. Salad bar didn't offer a lot of choices. Stuffing was tasteless, chicken was greasy, pies were runny. Price of buffet does not include...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Home cooking is the key word when talking about this restaurant. A big selection of Amish style cooking at a reasonable price. I especially enjoyed the Shepherd Pie Meatloaf.

Thank A7085ACanthonys
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every large restaurant, it has both a traditional area to order from a menu or a buffet in the lower level. Food and service were excellent in the traditional menu area.

Thank tj3js289
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered off the menu. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes,salad. Salad was fine, chicken tasted like it was taken from their buffet. Chicken was just lukewarm at best. Decaf coffee did not taste the same as 2 weeks prior. Ate with a bus tour 2 weeks ago,...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the pleasures of visiting "Amish country" is dining. This restaurant is typical of the touristy Amish restaurants -- a buffet is available or you can choose from the menu. There is a gift shop where you can buy small decorative items and a...More

Thank sdpbus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit and eat, I will recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends, excellent.

Thank jplesco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty place to eat and shop in the bakery. Donuts at the bakery were delicious and very reasonably priced. You can order from the menu in the main floor dining room, but we chose to try the buffet on the lower level. Great salad...More

Thank dkgore49
Reviewed 1 week ago

After wandering the streets of Shipshewana, we decided to eat at The Blue Gate. our meal was scrumptious! The roast beef was the best I have ever had along with my favorites of mashed potatoe and carrots. My husband had the Manhattan and my son...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Allyson S
2 September 2017|
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Response from wgilkison | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol is offered.
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 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
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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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