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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” (177 reviews)
“pie” (151 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

You will not leave hungry!! Good old fashioned home cooked food! Great staff and buffet at your table!! Didn't try anything that we didn't love!! And the peanut butter pie is to die for!!!!

Thank Aaron and Hayle... S
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stop in for lunch ! The food was excellent, the staff is very courteous and they have plenty of unique craft items to take home.

Thank greggers67
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This place is noted for it's fried chicken - and it is good. But this time I tried the liver and onions. If you like that you will really enjoy that here. A large serving of absolutely tender and perfectly prepared liver. And desserts are...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Very busy restaurant on a cool Friday evening. It's first come first served...no reservations taken. We didn't have to wait at all. Our server was a pleasant young man. We had the chicken with mashed potatoes & green beans...very tasty. However, we were barely halfway...More

Thank jotibarker
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has excellent home cookin', Amish style. From the bread with homemade apple butter or Amish peanut butter to salads, main courses, and desserts, the food is EXCELLENT. The staff is also helpful and kind. FYI: the broasted chicken is the best!!

Thank Marcus2784
Reviewed October 22, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Blue Gate Restaurant many times and this time we tried the buffet. The food is the same as the regular restaurant, which has always been very good. My water glass never went empty. Neither did my wife's coffee....More

Thank James I
Reviewed October 22, 2016

On our recent trip to Shipshewana, IN we had tickets to see Bill Anderson, We had a great Dinner and saw a wonderful show. I had a free Birthday meal from the Blue Gate Restaurant which we used the next morning for breakfast. Their food...More

Thank Glenna B
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in the Shipshewana, IN area to visit an RV manufacturer. We arrived after normal business hours so we searched the area for some homestyle cooking. Our search led us to the Blue Gate Garden Restaurant, smack dab in the middle of Amish Country....More

Thank uffda101
Reviewed October 20, 2016

While visiting the area, my wife and I stopped to the Blue Gate for their smorgasbord dinner. To be honest, we were both quite disappointed. The salad and soup bar was fine, however, we found the entrees and sides to be either bland-tasting, or too...More

Thank RetiredBeachers29526
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Beautiful Restaurant! Excellent Food! No waiting on a Saturday. They serve plenty of food on the six entrees served at our table.

Thank Dina M
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Allyson S
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol. 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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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