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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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English first
Lebanon, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a package that included dinner and the show. The food was great, all you can eat, family style. Everything was delicious. If you have show tickets, go early for dinner. It gets really crowded and busy on show nights.

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Los Angeles, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Basic, fairly blah, but lots of it. Tried meatloaf with an overly sweet sauce and Amish noodles (chicken). although it was a really big bowl o' noodles ( with mashed potatoes, why I haven't a clue) it was really, really bland ; even the mashed potatoes were just blah ( like camp food... Remember that when you were a kid?... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

On Wed. Aug. 13, 2014, nine of us expected good food (6 were visitors from France). We were ashamed of the extremely poor service eating family style. It was mid afternoon, and the waitress was extremely slow at serving us in the basement, even spilt a cup of coffee on one of our guests and into his pie. We should... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We recently stopped at the Blue Gate Restaurant to eat on our way through Indiana. It was a Saturday evening around 6:00 PM. Our wait was about 20 minutes (not too bad for that time of night). The drive to the restaurant was a nice diversion from the freeway. If you're in a big hurry, don't make this side trip.... More

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13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

My 3 friends and I spent the morning at the (very rainy) Shipshewana Flea market, and this restaurant is just a few blocks away. Not sure what I was expecting, but this place is a great complex - 3 huge dining rooms, bakery and bookshop and rest rooms in the basement. We all ordered different things from the menu, and... More

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

delicious as always!! just wish when you get the family you could take your leftover versus having them wasted.

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Polo, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food is good, service is okay, we waited a long time after seated for service. Expensive $140 + tip for family of 7.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Luckily we are not strict vegetarians or we would have had a tough time here, but we won't be back . Food was good, but most sides are not vegetarian friendly . Staff was great, enjoyed dessert.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Amazing service and the desserts! oh my! I loved the culture of local people and visitors enjoying the absolute best food.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Awesome chicken and noodles on mashed potatoes! The mashed potatoes were the best we've had, and of course, the noodles were wonderful.

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