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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good family restaurant plain cooking good deserts pleasant service bread was not the greatest the roast beef was excellent

Thank Judymary45
Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the food here......lots of choices and especially nice because there are plenty of healthy choices on the menu.....

Thank Margajamma
Moab, Utah
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Blue Gate offers truly delicious "Amish" meals in a warm, comfortable, and beautiful restaurant. Choice of dining rooms with choice of "family style" dining, menu dining, or buffet. Service is always pleasant and just right. I LOVE this restaurant!!!

Thank Penny B
Westland, Michigan
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here on two seperate occasions...and have eaten both in the main dining room and off the menu, and have eaten at the buffet. I highly recommend the roast beef dinner, which was excellent, and the buffet has many good choices to choose from, from main course to desserts. A must stop for food, when here in Shipshewana.

Thank irishbear142017
Stanton, Michigan
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is excellent. I dont usually pay this much for dinner but I pay it because I love the pork chops here.

Thank Vickie P
Homer Glen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to be seated in 15 minutes even though it was super busy. there was a play the evening we went... Chicken was GOOD, loved all the choices- wish the meatloaf was on the menu that night- but next time we will make sure! Waitress was very nice...attentive.

Thank Nancy W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Amish Restaurant is an excellent place to enjoy wonderful Amish food. The portions are plentiful and delicious! We love their Dinner of the day on Saturday which is a turkey dinner. Their pies are delicious too!

Thank O3799UCcarolyns
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Blue Gate Restaurant many times. The food is great!!! I've never ordered the chicken, until our most recent visit. It's amazing! It was definitely be ordered again. And the cherry crumb pie was delicious too!

Thank Jennifer E
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was over cooked. Apple sauce was nasty! We had heard such good things about this restaurant, so was very disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants when we are in the mood for family style dining. The broasted chicken (crispy skin, juicy meat) and beef (fork tender) are our favorite meats. All the accompaniments remind you of Mom's home cooking--yummy! Best part of the meal?!? Your pick of any kind of pie from their bakery! The German chocolate cream... More 

Thank Terry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?