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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fried chicken” (199 reviews)
“pie” (164 reviews)
“bread” (119 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed today

We were told that the buffet was delicious and should try it so we did. The hot food was not hot and the chicken had been baked and was dried out. I had the salad bar and the lettuce mix was not fresh. They had...More

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food at the blue gate restaurant and bakery is great. We eat all the meals here when we visit. It is the best restaurant that we have found in your small town . I look forward to it every year. The blue gate restaurant...More

Thank trevor992018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate 2 meals at the Blue Gate. Lunch was great. We ordered off the menu. Dinner we ate the buffet. The meal was satisfactory but not as good as what the food normally is. I was a little disappointed because I told my friends that...More

Thank Nora D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Moderately priced menus or a buffet. I enjoyed a Cobb salad Each person with me compliments to the chefs. Service was truly fantastic. I plan to eat there again.

Thank rosepitre
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although after 2 pm we had to wait to be seated. We ordered Ruben sandwiches with Apple sauce and fries and char grilled chicken with noodles and salad. The fries were Supermans the char grilled chicken juicy and cooked to perfection. All were excellent. Service...More

Thank philomenavalkenburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Great food, great bakery, great gifts, even the restrooms are first class, with live bouquets on the very large vanity.

Thank pweaver2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Shipshewana many times, but have not eaten the family style dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant. What a treat!! It reminded us of Sunday dinners of long ago. Huge portions of 2 meats of your choice . We chose chicken (famous for...More

Thank scarlett m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant in town. The food is delicious! We ate in the full service part of the restaurant and at the buffet. Both had excellent food and wonderful choices.

Thank scruples57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great buffet serving, salad, fried chicken, green beans, carrots, and many more delicious items. The pecan pie is YUMMY!! Service is Fantastic!

Thank brendapruitt2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pace yourself! You won't walk away hungry from this Amish restaurant and bakery. The salad bar at the all-you-can-eat buffet was so extensive that it's important to remember there's another equally as extensive entree bar to satisfy the truly hungry complemented by a vast dessert...More

Thank ysimonsis
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Allyson S
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a "dry" town.
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onthego1937
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
You bet, just ask your server!
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516timothym
July 25, 2017|
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Just Saturday currently.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $16
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shipshewana
  • Phone Number: +1 888-447-4725
  • E-mail
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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