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“Very good place to eat.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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
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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18 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good place to eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are eating Paleo and are avoiding carb and sugar laden foods. It proved to be difficult when visiting the area. We both had a salad at the Blue Gate. They were equally fresh and a good size. My boys however both ordered off the childrens menu and received too small of portions. I was highly disaapointed as were they. If we return theybwould have to be ordering off the regular menu in order to fill their bellies.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were surprised that it was so big inside. There were various rooms to eat in depending on how many you have in your party. We had to wait because of the crowd. We got a beeper and had a chance to walk around the gift area which surrounds the dining rooms. The food was good. Nothing special. The pie was a definite a winner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waynes Fort, IN
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A great place to eat in Shipshewana, Indiana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We've eaten at the Blue Gate many times when in Shipshewana shopping or for the theater. The food is always good, especially family style and the waitresses are friendly and efficient. The main courses are great but green beans get a bit boring as they se4em to be the only choice. Corn or anything else would be a refreshing change. Maybe pickles or relish would add a tad of zip. The deserts are also great but there are so many to choose from you'll never get bored especially the pies. We will be back again and again between the Blue gate and the Essenahaus

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Amish Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Blue Gate is such a great restaurant. The rooms and seating are very spacious and the portions are very generous and well priced. Lovely atmosphere to sit and relax, and when you are done eating you can purchase a great dessert to take home from their bakery- or stroll through the lower levels and buy a lovely gift.It is always beautifully decorated and the washrooms are spotless. Highly reccommend!

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“So-so restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is the only place we ate for our one day visit. Perhaps its because we have so many wonderful restaurants in Chicago, but I consider this one was pretty mediocre. Lovely waitstaff however and clean decor! Maybe all of the restaurants in Shipshewana don't serve alcohol, but this one definitely didn't.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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