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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” (197 reviews)
“pie” (157 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our buffet meal at The Blue Gate Restaurant very much.Just make sure that if you have a combo ticket with the theatre you tell the waitress when she seats you.There are also many dessert choices to top it all off.

Thank 1959Farmerboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m reliving our two visits to Blue Gate in my memories and trying not to drool! Just drove by and naturally they’re closed today for New Year’s Day. A girl can hope, can’t she? The fried chicken? That delectable crunchy coating! *heavy sigh* We’ll be...More

Thank 4everPaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like meat, this is the place to go. I had their most popular dish, fried chicken. I haven't had such great chicken in decades. Very moist and tender. The service is great and the price reasonable. Order off the menu. Family style gives...More

Thank philmatous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the Blue Gate restaurant twice during our 2 night stay. The first evening we had their buffet and it was very good. Good salad bar and several entrees to choose from. Recommend highly!!

Thank Kerney1943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good place to visit! Great, friendly people! Good food & treats! And if your lucky and in town you might just catch you A good country show! Blue Gate - I am from San Anton and I would suggest trying to book the...More

Thank yolandagraber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my daughter out to lunch when we were in Shipshe Christmas shopping. She loves fried chicken and we were right there, so we did the Blue Gate Buffet. It's not the fanciest place to be since the buffet is in the basement, but...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made special trip to check out their "NEW" Lunch Buffet on Thursday and I was told that the lunch Buffet would be Friday. Their website says that they have a "Lunch Buffet". I can't review the food because I left frustrated......

1  Thank L8KTRSH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have several large dining rooms here for eating along with a Bakery at the other side of the entry. There is pretty much NOTHING you can eat here if you are a vegan/vegetarian! This is mostly meat with a few sides, and even most...More

Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I really like the Blue Gate Restaurant I am not crazy about the buffet. I feel like the chicken is cooked fresh if you order family style. The last time I have had the buffet the chicken breast was so dry I couldn't even...More

Thank dhalerz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the buffet.The staff was very nice to us. The waitress was fast to refill our drinks and asked if we needed anything.The food was excellent had great choices. The chicken was so good. The noodles were also good.The dessert was excellent, Just...More

Thank LoismDavis
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Response from Sue T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
6 August 2017|
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You bet, just ask your server!
25 July 2017|
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Just Saturday currently.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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