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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” (197 reviews)
“pie” (157 reviews)
“stuffing” (48 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 had dinner here as part of our package stay at the Blue Gate Inn and Theater Performance. The meal was served Family Style and the service was very good. Everything was very home style and tasty. There was plenty.

Thank TG295
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent all you can eat with service plan including fried chicken and a choice of two other entrees as well as bread, salad, stuffing gravy, vegetable and multiple dessert choices. The quality and quantity of the food at a very affordable price as well as...More

Thank S N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten here twice in the last two months, our chicken dinner was terrific. They offer very little if you are vegetarian. The recent cod special was disappointing, a frozen fish microwaved. The service is great.

Thank philmatous
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a great meal in a wonderful setting! The staff is friendly and very helpful. The chicken is delicious and the chicken and noodles are the best! Finish the meal off with a serving of homemade pie or slice of cake! As good as grandma...More

Thank devers89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fine eatery and bakery. Variety of home cooked meals and desserts. Soups and salads as well. Reasonable price.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating here for years. They have something for everyone and a lovely bakery. There are quite a few gift items and personalized wood pieces that are reasonably priced and very nice quality. They update the menu regularly and have daily specials. I usually...More

Thank ssquilt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet style or order from the menu. The food is amazing. The buffet has several entrees, salad, desserts, bread, soft serve ice cream bar. Make sure to stop at the bakery to take home goodies

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I had the turkey, and wife had the meatloaf The turkey appears to be pressure cooked and served shredded (white and dark meat mixed) The meal comes with mashed potatoes (meh) with chicken gravy (why not turkey gravy?) I substituted a salad (very good) for...More

Thank roadbumSWMich
Reviewed 6 February 2018

WE truly enjoyed our first night's experience at the restaurant that we decided to retrun for a second night to be sure we could try some additional items on the menu, including the enticing desserts. Our food was great, and our servers were extreme;y pleasant...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The food is great and the atmosphere quaint. If you order from the menu, you get the traditional food like, fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, homemade bread, steak, hamburgers, mush, etc... This restaurant is in a town known for its shops and friendly people.

Thank smog51
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Allyson S
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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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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