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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%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (148 reviews)
“fried chicken” (163 reviews)
“stuffing” (45 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed yesterday

The buffett, which is downstairs, is AWSOME!!!! The food is so good you'll want to go back again and again. It's homemade and delecious. Homemade pies and cakes will knock your socks off. The waitresses are very courteous and friendly. My family and I WILL...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a great meal at the Blue Gate Restaurant. The freshly baked bread with the homemade Peanut Butter was delicious! We ordered Chicken and Amish made Noodles. They were so good! We were so full we had no room for dessert. We went...More

Thank Sherie N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chose the buffet. Probably would not again. Food ok but we were in the basement and it felt like it. Atmosphere not great and we FROZE. However the little gift shops and bakery are awesome!

Thank Ladykaren007
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we think of fried chicken, only Blue Gate comes to mind. We will drive 3 hours to have dinner here. The half fried chicken dinner is the best. We trade so I get the white meat and my husband gets the dark. The meal...More

Thank justpea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went two nights in a row. Our first meal was in the restaurant upstairs - We went back for the buffet. Good food here. You will leave very full. Cute things to look at and buy at their store too.

Thank MMDenault
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always our go to place. You can choose from a regular menu, a buffet or family style. Never disappointed. Open till 8:00 and of course, closed on Sundays.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stopped in with customer and we were looking for a quick lunch. The staff convinced us the buffet was such a deal. NOT! The food looked a mess with being picked over. The high demand items were empty for 10-15 minutes, and the so-so...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

All the food was wonderful. Home cooked..! All the servers were prompt with refills. Loved the whole dining experience. Was there with a group & will go again. Good assortment for breakfast after almost a 2 hr drive to get there..!!

Thank kathrynt778
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent service and very tasty country cooking. A large restaurant that can handle a very large crowd. The Victorian dining room is very tastefully decorated. We had very promp service and we were pleased with the menu choices. Large serving portions, we went for the...More

Thank scottjnpg
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming! We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You kept eating because the food tasted so good. You really get your money's worth whether you go to the buffet or to the restaurant.

Thank CherylS2216
Andy R, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Cheryl!

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Jen S
31 August 2016|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
We can offer a number of special menu requests, please call the restaurant at 888.447.4725 to discuss your specific requirements.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Squirrel197110 | Property representative |
Carla, we have a lunch and dinner buffet, open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
23 February 2016|
Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Thank you, but the restaurant recipes are "top secret"... but you can buy a cookbook from the Blue Gate Bakery website that has many similar recipes. If you need help in picking which one, please feel free to call the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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