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“Best in class service and food.”

Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best in class service and food.”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The chicken is highly rated and will not let you down. Also had the mashed potatoes and carrots. The meal was perfect. No shortage of portions here. We ate during a crowded time and the staff did a great job keeping the lines moving. The wait was short.

Visited August 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Average Food”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Chicken is very good, but sides are run of the mill food service variety. Baked good from the bakery are all fresh and very good.

Visited May 2014
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The BEST French Dressing EVER!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We did family style buffet. It comes with all you can eat chicken, mash potatoes, stuffing ,green beans, salad ,pie and pop. I chose the French dressing for my salad and wanted to eat nothing but dressing. It is soooo good! We also did the ham for $1.00 more, it came shredded and was delicious. Everything was soo good! Our waiter and hostess staff was extremely friendly and helpful. After lunch we went up to the bakery bought salad dressing and peanut butter.

Visited August 2014
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Port Byron, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“visit to Blue Gate restaurant”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great food and friendly, helpful staff. What a selection of food and the desserts....wonderful.....enjoyed all the flowers around Blue Gate.....

Visited August 2014
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Flint, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love the Blue Gate!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in Shipshewana. Our trip there is not complete without visiting the Blue Gate. Great family style chicken dinner, and of course the delicious pie! I had coconut cream. Love the nice smiling faces too.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Miriam K
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