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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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Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is in the heart of Amish land. Our waiter was actually not Amish, but a student of journalism (if I remember well), but she was very kind and explaining all we wanted to know. The food was excellent - large portions of meat, mashed potatoes and beans, excellent fresh bread baked locally. Great relaxing lunch!

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Huntington, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at the Blue Gate many times because my family enjoys it. I hate to be the grouch in the group but I'm always just a little bit disappointed. I ordered their famous chicken and noodles this visit because my daughter raves about it. The noodles were spongy, the meal not very flavorful. There were green beans (which... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been here a couple of times before. It's a little pricey but it's something you don't do often. We love the fried chicken and the roast beef. The veggies are usually way over cooked as well as the noodles. The dressing and mashed potatoes are great. Then there is dessert. I usually have the Dutch Apple pie a... More

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Corydon, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The service, ambience, and most of all, Food are all great at the Blue Gate Restaurant. The fried chicken is moist, light, and DELICIOUS! All the "supporting cast" is also great. Of course, one can also order from the menu, but Family Style is great for a family get-together.

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Okeana, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We thought an "Amish Country" restaurant would have very tasty food. We were not impressed. I had a BLT sandwich and one piece of the bread was the "heel" of the loaf of bread. First my husband asked for a baked potato and was told he would have to wait as they were not ready yet. Then, since he did... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Can anybody really say their food as 'homemade' if they are making it to serve thousands of people every day? Not in my opinion. This restaurant is a major theme-oriented, tourist feeding operation. Multiple dining rooms covering multiple floors, long wait, with table-ready calling a constant whine from the enterprise communication system. The food types are what one would expect... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The food was incredible from beginning to end and the prices were good as well. It was crowded we waited a little while but it was well worth it

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Grass Lake, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I shared the sampler. The chicken was moist, the ham was a little dried out, the roast beef was tender. We also enjoyed the peanut butter spread on fresh baked bread. My husband loves the amish dressing, too.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Husbands french fries were cold and the chicken was tasty but salty. The fish was wonderful and so were the vegetables

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ILLINOIS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We always stop at Blue Gate when we are in town. We really enjoyed the Pork Chop dinner but this time they were not that great they changed the way they are cooked. We prefer the old way they were so good you could cut them with a fork, please bring back the way you used to cook them

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