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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 #4 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

They have the best pies of anywhere around. Go behind the restaurant and into the bakery. The cinnamon bread is also great. My favorite pie is the cocnut cream or the raspberry cream. Also go here after going to Shipshewana flea market.

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ONTARIO CANADA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were in Shipshewana in Sept 2014 (4 adults) and got Dinner/Theater tickets for the Isaacs and Blue Gate Inn. (Our experience with the person at the ticket booth was a little frustrating considering she told us there were no tickets left and when I said I had just looked at the web site and it said some were available... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I drove for an hour to meet a date there for lunch. I love broasted (computer says this isn't a word!) chicken and was not disappointed!

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Niles, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I recently went to lunch with seven of my friends and many enjoyed their meals but a couple of us were quite disappointed with the "pot pie" which was listed as a favorite. It was swimming in gravy(even over the top crust) and was not very flavorable and at the price of $9.99 for a medium serving and a dish... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We visited on a Monday and it was surprisingly busy, with several large groups. Nevertheless we got served quickly and friendly and the food was very tasty. Would recommend eating here to everyone visiting Shipshewana.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very popular place with great service and more delicious food. Waited 20-30 minutes for a table...just enough time to peruse the gift shop and bakery. Tables are a little close, making it difficult for some people to navigate to/from their table.

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Kempton, IN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited Blue Gate on Labor Day, so we were expecting them to be pretty busy. They had a special event buffet for the day, wirh most of the food offered on the Family Style, but it was cheaper! It was really good food with good service.

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Rolla, Missouri
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181 reviews 181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had mush (excellent ) and a couple scrambled eggs, real eggs very good Wife had pancakes, eggs and sausage that she enjoyed as well Staff was pleasant and helpful. Waitress didn't refill our drinks until we were done eating. But overall a nice breakfast

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Pay husband, my 15-year-old son and I loved the food. We each ordered different meat dishes and ate Amish style peanut butter with our fresh rolls. (Amish peanut butter is peanut butter mixed with marshmallow cream!) of course, we ordered different fruit pies for dessert, and they were all good. The bakery is amazing! They offered cookbooks and other collectible... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food was excellent, fresh salad, great meat selection and friendly service. This is an all you can eat event which also includes a huge selection of homemade pies.

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Additional Information about Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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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