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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

It's hard to find real home cooked food. Here is your answer! The "sampler" has enough food for two people. Highly recommend!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The dinners are outstanding and we've never had a disappointing meal having been there many times. Their fried chicken is the best and the roast beef is so juicy and tender. We always have room for dessert and make sure to stop in the bakery and get a pie to take home. Good food! Good service! Good atomosphere!

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Muncie, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I ate at the Blue Gate Restaurant a few times while there. Everything but the turkey was great. The turkey is canned and has way to much salt. I had the meatloaf, fish, chicken, & BLT. I eat there every time I go to Shipshewana. The servers are very friendly and helpful.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

By far one of the restaurant in Shipshewanne. Have eaten there many time and have never been disappointed. The staff is great! A very clean restaurant.

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Greenville, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were somewhat disappointed that the Blue Gate Restaurant did not offer a lunch buffet when we were there, but that probably saved us from eating too much. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was very good, especially the chicken. Also, the bakery has a nice selection of delicious goods.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Came for a late lunch after shopping for several hours. Relaxing; good food; clean; friendly service. Fried chicken meal was great with a delicious sweet potato casserole! Enjoyed some shopping and the bakery afterward, too!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

recently ate here, knowing I wouldn't go away disappointed. had a new salad with roasted corn and hot steak on it. used the ranch dressing (home made) and wow was it ever good! went back the next day for the same salad, it stayed on my mind that long. the meat was very tender and there was more than enough... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food is goooood. Great wait staff, very personable. The recommend server great exhibits and shows when we just popped in for a meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Whenever we are in Shipshewana, one of our destination spots is always the Blue Gate. This trip was no exception for my wife & I. I love the pork chops, the meatloaf and the pork tenderloin sandwich. She on the other hand has hard time deciding between the best fried chicken in the world and THICK sliced meatloaf. This time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here many times over the years and once again I wasn't disappointed! Great food, attentive waitstaff, and a clean family atmosphere. Keep up the excellent service!

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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
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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