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All 20 Shipshewana Restaurants

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
Hours:
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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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

we have been coming here for at least five years, 2-3 visits a year. Noticed that quality and portion size has been sliding since last year. ** wake up restauranteurs everywhere! We really don't mind paying a little more for good food ** Or at least a portion size like last time-when it was good. Apparently this mentality has affected... More 

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North Manchester, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were going to the Christmas show at the theater and were going to dinner at the restaurant first. We arrived an hour and a half before the show started thinking we would have plenty of time. There were long lines and they were only using one dining room. We did get our meal before time to go to the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Dined there in the past several years ago and it was pretty good. Recently I ate there a couple of times hoping that I could capture the past experience, but I am done giving it anymore chances.It has turned into a pump out the food even if it is overcooked, fried hard and tasteless kind of place. The peanut butter... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was fast and was well portioned. Unfortunately, both mine and my wife's food was pretty bland and unexciting. I would like to try the fried chicken next time.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We chose to do this early in the day because we knew the lines would get long closer to the theater starting. We got in and out quickly. The waitress was so sweet. The meal was family style and we just ate & ate.. including pie! Don't miss this if you want a very good Amish meal

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always delicious, and the service is friendly & efficient. The bakery also has the best bread & pies. We always buy extra to freeze.

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Blue Gate serves local veg and meat cooked home style. It was much better than fast food or chain restaurants.

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Chicago, IL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have family that loves this place, so whenever we're within range, we stop here for lunch -- and invariably, it seems, there's either a wait or a simply a mob scene at this faux-Amish emporium. The food is plentiful but no better than ordinary. Most recently I had the combo/sampler plate ($13.99), which reminded me: The fried chicken was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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Kalamazoo
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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

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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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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