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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” (191 reviews)
“pie” (157 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 5 days ago

Prior to seeing the NEW MUSICAL -- Christmas in Paradise--- we decided to have dinner at the Blue Gate and try the Dinner Buffet. What an assortment of great foods. I always 'skip' the Mashed Potatoes, even though they are good, as Mashed Potatoes are...More

Thank Keith Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

went to see david pendelton a ventriliquist....simply amazing...very decent content and wonderful humor...completely captivated the audience....very good show experince

Thank F3590TVjohns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good home cooking. The comfort food capital of the mid west! Nothing to knock your socks off but everything is worth eating. So stop by and enjoy.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the dinner buffet this time and our only regret is that we cannot eat enough. Plenty of options on each section of the buffet, soup & salad bar, hot dinner items (always fried chicken, other meat options rotate) and a desert bar.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do NOT let the Amish outfits, nursing home atmosphere, and praising reviews fool you… If you are looking for great food and a great experience, do NOT dine here. We also found the management coy and curt (secretly offensive) in their attitude towards the people...More

Thank JLindski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of food items to choose from. Always fresh and the bread is great. Good coffee and attentive service. The only negative I feel I have to mention is the canned green beans. How much would it cost to have them fresh?

Thank johnsF1919KK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our seniors from church dined here on a Thursday. The food was good an plentiful. The fried chicken was very good. The pie was delicious an an excellent end to a good meal.

Thank elaine c
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank JWilliam0316
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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