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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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Sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I've been here several times over the years and I have never been disappointed. If you're looking for down home comfort food, this is the place. If you're looking for lo-calorie, vegetarian food, this is NOT the place. I go knowing I won't be counting my calories. I've had their fried chicken, meat loaf, ham, roast beef and this last... More

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was beautifully done with Amish Oak furnishings throughout. Our waitress couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The food, although good, wasn't outstanding. Our meal was part of a package deal with theater tickets and was OE of three options.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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212 reviews 212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Have been here many times. It is really the best place to eat in the area. There are many opportunities for people to mix with the Amish staff any eat meats potatoes, vegetables and pies. Love the beautiful Christian music playing in the background. Always a clean restaurant. People and staff always friendly. But loved the lights at night.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My "terrible" vote is for the Restaurant only. The food is awful and we will never eat there again. Service was excellent, but the food was gross to say the least. The bakery was pretty good.

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wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner served family style. We had the chicken and meat loaf selections - the meat loaf was superb - very tasty and moist. Our waitress was friendly and did not hurry us even though there was a crowd of people waiting to be seated. Very comfortable atmosphere and all of the staff greeted... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good service, loved the family-style dinner format and especially enjoyed the homemade apple butter and fried chicken.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You get good bang for the buck. I ordered smoked pork chops (2) with a baked potato and green beans. It was very good and I ended up taking half of it home along with the bread basket that comes to every table. My husband ordered the French dip with onion rings and he said it was good and a... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the country sampler (chicken, ham and beef). Liked the broasted chicken; didn't like the meats. Waitress was excellent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

we chose the all you can eat option for out table. The pot roast was the best, very tender! We also had chicken which was good as well. The salad tasted very fresh, green beans were fresh. We loved the bread and especially the Amish peanut butter spread, we all loved that. We appreciated the everyone was able to chose... More

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The wife and I spent the day roaming around Shipshewana just enjoying the nice day. We decided this was the place where we would get something to keep us going. We stopped in at about 3:00 PM so I do not know if this was an early dinner or a late lunch but I do know it was good. We... More

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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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