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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
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Heartland Illinois
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313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The chicken is incredible. The prices are reasonable and the food all appears to be made from scratch. If you have room, their pies are also extremely good. Service has always been excellent. This is a must stop for us when we are in this area.

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Thank BearTrapTC
United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Shipshewana and saw the sign for fish buffet. Tried it. The wait staff are pleasant. The buffet had other options than fish if there are those in your party that don't care for fish. There's was a stir fry station with scallops, shrimp and chicken. You tell them which protein you want and choose... More 

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Thank Susan L
Milwaukee
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had good service, a very nice young lady wait on us. It was very clean inside. Our food was good, I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans. The green beans were the problem, canned. I was told the only fresh vegetables were the carrots, to late for me, I had already tried the beans.

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Thank Beth S
Howe, Indiana
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is way too expensive for a meal. The atmosphere is crowded, and totally unfriendly. I would much rather go to Kentucky Fried Chix.

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Thank mlmitchell333
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

I'm sorry our prices didn't meet your expectations, but we appreciate that you gave us a shot! More 

Defiance, Ohio
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seating was quick. Atmosphere was very nice. We both has the Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Some of the best meatloaf we have ever had. The service was noteworthy. We finished off with warm Sugar Cream pie and Peanut butter pie. Again, some of the best pie we have ever had.

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

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the meatloaf and pies, they are definitely highlights! Come back soon! More 

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here recently. The food was very good, I ate the daily special which was Amish noodles and beef. Even better yet was the bakery afterwards; ate the cinnamonrool along with a few other candy items. Very good bakery. The people were friendly and the place is located in the center of town.

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

Thanks for visiting! We'll pass along your kind words to the Bakery staff, it is greatly appreciated! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Gate Bakery has a very nice shop. It's spotless, the employees are very pleasant, helpful and they make you want to come back. Our friends also love it so much that we took a cooler so we could take pies home to them. We look forward to returning in the near future. The food at the Blue Gate... More 

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Thank rbellis4
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again! And let your friends know that we're working on how to ship those pies anywhere in the country :) More 

coldwater, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough about the wonderful time we had here. Service was top notch. Food was awesome. Atmosphere just the best.

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

Great! Glad we could help you enjoy an evening together! Thanks for sharing! More 

gulf coast
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fine and the price was normal for dinner prices. I have nothing negative to say but it was just average. The bakery is were it is at! Great desserts. Worth checking out the pies and treat.

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Thank mbfree66
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for the love for the bakery and for sharing your experience, hopefully the next visit we can wow you a bit more! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fried chicken was amazing! Such a treat. The sides were yummy- REAL mashed potatoes! Our server was such a sweetheart- cute, smiling, polite. And- I HAVE to add this!- the restroom was the largest, cleanest, brightest restroom I believe I've ever seen! That might not matter to most people but in my opinion, if you're that spot on with... More 

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Thank 4everPaul
Andy R, Public Relations Manager at Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Ha! Thanks for the great review! The restrooms are indeed something special, thanks for "flushing" out that important detail! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?