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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
888-447-4725
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: When the newly built Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery opened it doors on...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 326
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food

Excellent service, and delicious food. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Prices are a little high. Check out the bakery. Lots of bake goods and they are amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Stendel
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Eastpointe, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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557 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eastpointe, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, and delicious food. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Prices are a little high. Check out the bakery. Lots of bake goods and they are amazing.

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South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was fresh and good. The service was poor. Not enough servers employed. Had to wait for refills and had to ask multiple times for several items due to the waiter forgetting from being overwhelmed with too many tables. The cod dinner and fried chicken is very good. Plenty of deserts for eat in ot take out!

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Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great service and atmosphere, and awesome food! We've been here twice, and both times were great, and we did the family style dinner. It was a reasonable value for our family, and the pies for dessert were awesome!

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great menu, all the food tasted good. Wait staff were excellent. some of the food was a little too high priced. They could have given smaller portions for a little less money.

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Decatur, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten at the Blue Gate several times. Great home style food and great service. You won't be dissapointed. We will eat there again soon.

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Huntington, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is always good & tastes like home cooking! The pies are wonderful & homemade. We usually have the fried chicken family style meal. Very reasonably priced!

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Plymouth, IIndiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a group of 17 . We were seated and then waited 25 minutes for our order to be taken. All the smaller tables were served before us. We were told it takes awhile for a group. When our food arrived it was cold. One lady in our group ordered the chicken sandwich which she could not eat the... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good Homestyle food nice place old country feel Amish dressed waitresses and this 50 character business is for the birds

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a much larger dining venue that I had originally thought! Many dining options--you can do a menu or a family-style dining experience. It was quite busy when we arrived but we were seated within minutes. Wait staff was friendly. This is a VERY family friendly place--high chairs and kids menus (with crayons) available. Food was phenomenal--nothing gourmet but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery in Shipshewana on a cold snowy day but the personnel and atmosphere in the restaurant were warm and welcoming, serving up wonderfully tasty comfort food. Our server was Erma. She was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We ordered butternut squash soup, baked chicken, lots of veggies - who could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shipshewana
  • Phone Number: 888-447-4725

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?