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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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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, we had a great time at the restaurant with their giant buffet with the addition of shrimp and prime rib, but was extremely disappointed when they ran out of the prime rib just before we got to it that night. The rose for the wife and the show later was awesome, as well.

Thank spopcorn31
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything was delicious. I only wish we had been able to try more of it before we were too full. Save room for desert!

Thank IceGoalieMom
Angola, Indiana
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening and they had the buffet in the basement going. Excellent food! They had home made noodles, several meats including their famous chicken. Great place for a relaxing dinner. (Side note: If you go on day they don't have buffet going, have the family style. It is really good too!) Make sure you get a... More 

Thank Paula W
Arlington, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Too often while visiting Amish country, restaurants claim "real Amish cooking." The Blue Gate has good food and friendly staff but its just that, good food, not great and definitely not something to write home about. We ate there on 2 occasions, just to verify that our first visit wasn't a bad day experience. I had meatloaf which was below... More 

Thank charlienye
Fishers, Indiana
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I made a trip to Shipshewana and decided to do the dinner/theater bundle option at the Blue Gate. We were extremely happy with our choice and recommend that people eat around 4:00 so you are not rushing for the 7:00 p.m. show of your choice afterwards. Great that the theater and restaurant are in the same building.... More 

Thank Ann R
Ann Arbor, MI
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Shipshewana, for our first visit. It is like taking a trip back in time + shopping!! We were starved by the time we decided to eat. Blue gate is a true pleasure. My favorite from the buffet style meal ( usually not my choice of eateries ) was the chicken noodle soup. The waitresses... More 

Thank firstladyt
Franklin, Indiana
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat. Their desserts r wonderful. Best amish food i have ever had. Very reasonable. Family atomsphere.

Thank muckin44d
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like buffets, and Amish style cooking this place is for you. The fried chicken was a high point for me. Roast beef was good. So was the ham. Deserts were ok. We liked the peanut butter spread and the home made bread.

Thank hoosier63
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you, we're very happy to hear you had a good visit! Come again soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. It was a little expensive for what you get. We had the all you can eat family style dinner. The chicken was ok. The roast beef was very good. Drinks were included which was a savings of some other places I have been similar to here.

Thank bethhP1052HC
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for coming! If you prefer a little more variety than the all-you-can-eat Family Style Dinner, I'd suggest coming when we have our buffet up and running! Tons of choices, and always many of our favorites! Hope we can host you again sometime soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a Tour Group to the Blue Gate Restaurant for a delicious Amish lunch. The service went smoothly and all the people in our group enjoyed themselves. I would recommend calling group sales to set up for your church, club or larger family group. So much to see in Shipshewana!

Thank Jan Y
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you Jan! Good tip, our Hospitality Department is there especially for groups! Thank you so much for bringing a group, we know how much work goes into it! 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, 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?