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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
888-447-4725
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The food was very good. Our server had all the charm of a robot. She was not a bit helpful in making suggestions and acted like she just didn't really enjoy her job. She was NOT one of the Amish servers, by the way.

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Flint, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The food here was good, and the portions were excellent. I ate here with a large group, and we were served quickly and efficiently. I tried the Amish Sampler, and I enjoyed it. The roast beef was especially good, but it could have used some gravy since it was a bit dry. The servers were pleasant and friendly. At the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Do you really need THAT MANY carbs on one plate !! Nice restaurant with several rooms. Very "olde tyme". Good meal at good price. Lots of choices.

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Sherwood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

There were lines of people and I thought, this would take forever. I was wrong. They were extremely well organized. The food and the service was excellent. Even though they were busy, we did not feel rushed. Definitely will be coming back.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

In previous trips they had only one way to order a meal and that was family style. Now they have a menu and you can order off that and make changes as you like. The waitresses were very quick and efficient getting meals and orders out correctly. Because we were a bigger group, they had 2 women serving us. They... More

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Vicksburg, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love eating here! Food is delicious, portions, large, service excellent. Great location in the center of town. Also offers a bakery and shopping.

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Shipshewana, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Recommendations are the broasted chicken, roast beef, and roast ham. Great place for a nice homestyle meal when visiting Shipshewana. They have a large wrap around covered porch where you can sit and look at their beautiful landscaping which changes for the seasons, and the small stream they have running along the front of the restaurant. Visit the bakery for... More

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Hoyleton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The most difficult part was deciding what to have for supper. I had the roast beef manhattan. It was delicious. The service was very good and the prices were very reasonable.

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Lucas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a great restaurant in the heart of Amish country. They serve a wide variety of food. Servings are generous and price is reasonable. Overall it was the best meal we had in Amish country. Like most places in this part of Indiana, it has that old-fashion charm. Try the Old Fashioned Sugar Cream pie. It is the best... More

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Wabash, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Blue Gate serves a good variety of home made country foods in an attractive setting. Their fried chicken is always good. My favorite thing there is the french dressing, which they make themselves. It can be purchased in pint jars at their on-site bakery. We always take some home with us.

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Address: 195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 888-447-4725
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shipshewana
Cuisine: American

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