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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” (218 reviews)
“pie” (181 reviews)
“bread” (129 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed yesterday

There lunch and especially their chicken noodle soup and potato soup are great....then there is the shopping for apple butter and peanut butter spread

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Go51935017705
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not like writing negative reviews but stuff like this drives me crazy........ In December of '17 (read review "Website needs updated") I made a special trip to the restaurant for the Lunch Buffet and the hours on their website were wrong. They responded...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay for lodging but stopped in for buffet and shopping. All employees were so nice and pleasant. Buffet offered plenty of variety but there is a restaurant inside as well. Decorated beautifully for the holidays. Plenty of items for sale for your...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet was just okay. I wish I could say we loved it but it was just okay. We had the salad bar first and then the main course. The chicken was good and the mashed potatoes but everything else was pretty flat and bland...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place for sure. After checking out the goodies in the bakery we chose two iced cinnamon rolls to take home- one with white icing and the other with caramel. My husband surprised me with a handmade caramel pecan turtle to share. Looking forward to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pamelabO2942MP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we are in the area, we usually get our Amish food fix at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. This time we decided to try Blue Gate instead for the lunch buffet (only $15). There was a great selection to choose from: full salad bar, soup, bread,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CRLF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up not too far from here and I always miss honest good old fashioned country cuisine done the Amish way. This place does it right, give it a shot you probably will not be disappointed in any way. Natural fresh and well prepared;...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Miguelit068
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We went to the Blue Gate last friday night with another couple. Each of us had the friday night fish. Fried cod. It was to be an all you can eat. However, when ask for more fish, our waitress, never brought them. We ask 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IndianaCruisergal
Reviewed December 10, 2018

They will ask you at first if you want the buffet or menu. This makes sense after you learn they have different dining rooms. The service was wonderful and fast. Don't let the parking lot or crowds fool you. They can seat a lot of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Calmwaters30
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I purchased a buffet dinner and theater package online. We arrived at 5:45 for an 8 pm show. I was told there was a 45 minute wait. An hour later I was told it would be another 20 minutes or more. I asked for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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 BasilLane | Property representative |
You bet, just ask your server!
July 25, 2017|
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Response from BasilLane | 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 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
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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