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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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“pie” (148 reviews)
“fried chicken” (163 reviews)
“stuffing” (45 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by for lunch and were greeted with good food and service. The building features beautiful ponds and flower gardens outside. We will definitely be back when passing through the area.

Thank PAUL M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gift shop is wonderful. A bit on the pricey side. Found same items cheaper down the street. Employees friendly and helpful. Good was good enough. I wish they would add Turkey to the family style meal. Not my first choice of places to go but...More

Thank 612kellis
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Monday night and had the beef and noodles, reminds me of the ones my grandma made! The salad was good with their house French dressing. Save room for dessert, the pies are great! My husband had the fresh blueberry pie (seasonal)...More

Thank RoanokerFan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The heading says it all! The food, the service, the food, the atmosphere, the food, the reasonable prices.........did I mention the food?? We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of the supper buffet ($15.99). This is an outstanding restaurant in all respects.

Thank palisades76
Reviewed 4 days ago

This isn't exactly my type of restaurant but, for the most part, the food is OK. However, I'd skip over the chicken & noodles. I ordered them (half order) last fall and had one sliver of chicken and the noodles had basically no flavor. A...More

Thank luvthebeach
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the meatloaf... wow!!! Great restaurant with great choice of homemade food! Great little shop attached with all kinds of treats as well!! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank thelma_and_louise_US
Reviewed 6 days ago

Both of our meals were very tasty....fried chicken and chicken Monterey...the fresh vegatables were plentiful....the pies were good! Our server was quite attentive, very cheerful and pleasant....she was a delight. The best meal we had in Shipshewanna.

Thank dlyonrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffett, which is downstairs, is AWSOME!!!! The food is so good you'll want to go back again and again. It's homemade and delecious. Homemade pies and cakes will knock your socks off. The waitresses are very courteous and friendly. My family and I WILL...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great meal at the Blue Gate Restaurant. The freshly baked bread with the homemade Peanut Butter was delicious! We ordered Chicken and Amish made Noodles. They were so good! We were so full we had no room for dessert. We went...More

Thank Sherie N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose the buffet. Probably would not again. Food ok but we were in the basement and it felt like it. Atmosphere not great and we FROZE. However the little gift shops and bakery are awesome!

Thank Ladykaren007
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26 July 2017|
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Response from jonesnuc | Reviewed this property |
Well the flea market is only open Tuesday and Wednesday, so I can only speak for these two days. I am sure you can contact the hotel and they could tell you. Blue Gate Garden Address: 800 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN... More
Jen S
1 September 2016|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
We can offer a number of special menu requests, please call the restaurant at 888.447.4725 to discuss your specific requirements.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Squirrel197110 | Property representative |
Carla, we have a lunch and dinner buffet, open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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