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Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery

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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here a number of times and it has always been excellent. Happened to be there on a Friday this time and decided to try the fish fry. A good choice. Fish was not overly breaded, flakey, and not at all greasy. A very good value. The chocolate pie was outstanding>

Thank Jim S
Canton, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being told there was a 20 to 25 minute wait we were seated almost 50 minutes after arriving. I couldn't help notice several empty tables. The waitress brought beverages and bread and then disappeared for a lengthy period of time. We finally caught her attention and requested refills. The food when it arrived was good.

Thank EMU1979
Byron Center, MI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming down to Shipshewana from Michigan a few times a year. We always need to get our fix of Amish food! Only wish is that the restaurant offered more than just the wheat bread with meals.

Thank Lisa T
Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant never disappoints!! Always clean friendly and good. Home made/cooking at its finest!!

Thank beverlydawn59
Dyer, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can one say the Blue Gate Restaurant is always good. It's just that simple you can't go wrong whether you dine on the buffet, family style, or menu dining it's just the best. They are known for their chicken and beef but you need to try the ham and fish it's awesome. Don't miss it!

Thank 1975KJY
Winona Lake, Indiana
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us headed over to the blue gate inn. I heard many good things and thought it would be a great place to take guests. The food was wonderful !! We ate at the buffet in the basement and everything I tried was excellent.

Thank Paul P
Lebanon, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and atmosphere - very nice buffet, the chicken was superb, as was the roast beef. Very nice selection of entrees, vegetables, fruits, and desserts. We had 16 people and they had ample room to seat us. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Robert B
NW Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Gate has been a staple of all of my trips to Shipshewana. Regardless of if we ordered off the menu or did the family style, the food and service were spectacular. That was until my most recent visit with a friend whom had never been to Shipshewana before. I told her how great blue gate is and so we... More 

Thank MeMeNMe2
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just the right portion. My husband and I came for dinner. Everything was excellent. Many pies to choose from. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. We will come back.

Thank Janice A
Appleton, Wisconsin
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228 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Monday evening. We were seated promptly and brought bread and water. I ordered the cobb salad which was topped with more items than most places where I have enjoyed a cobb salad! My husband had meatloaf....he rated 8 1/2 on a scale of 1 to 10. Service was just a bit lacking. The server did... More 

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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
US$8 - US$16
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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?