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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (198 reviews)
“pie” (166 reviews)
“bread” (116 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a top buffet, The food was fantastic and a very good selection. Salad bar, main course and dessert is all great. Give it a try I am sure you wont be disappointed.

Thank PCBIllinois
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Buffet was great! Waitress was super friendly.She answered our questions about the Amish community and their customs.

Thank kpayton50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fried chicken, all food is delicious! the waitstaff is so kind & patient, pleasant and proficient in their duties at making you feel at home. You will not leave there hungry! You must also visit their bakery on your way out. Perfect end to...More

Thank Lauri209
Reviewed 1 week ago

great tasting Amish style food.The servings are large and prices are worth it. We love the fried chicken!!

Thank pcourtn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had The sampler. It was wonderful. The beef was tender,?the mashed potatoes were hot and not all starchy. Gravy was not all lumpy and the chicken was delicious. Try this and you won’t go away Hungry The prices are representative of the food you...More

Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we (again) went to the Blue Gate...this tie for the lunch buffet. Kudos to thecooks. Everything we had was very good. Great assortment of food. Wait staff very attentive.

Thank 12067shirley
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buffet is a must when visiting Shipshewana! It has good variety & everything was VERY delicious! I highly recommend!!!

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the chicken, mashed potatoes, and lemon meringue pie. And don't forget to take a pan of pecan rolls for the next morning.

Thank smz659
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the two piece chicken dinner. Salad was bag lettuce. Chicken soggy, dry and tasteless probably from sitting in a warmer way too long. Noodles were tasteless mush. Asked for manager who was probably 17 years old and clueless. Was offered something else and we...More

Thank garnet12018
Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit for wonderful food. Your choice is dining from a standard menu or enjoying an Amish buffet. We chose the buffet this time. The buffet is on the lower level and can be accessed by stairs or elevator. The main selections included excellent...More

Thank webcave
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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.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
You bet, just ask your server!
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Just Saturday currently.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $16
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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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