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Guests In Party:

*Parties larger than 12, must vist the greeter podium to be added to the wait list. *To accommodate all our guests, we will have to remove your name from the Waitlist if your party is not present when your table is ready.

Dining Type:

Buffet Dining:

"Hearty helpings dished up for you by our staff!"

Come try our signature lunch and dinner buffet. Choose between selections of our famous Blue Gate Fried Chicken and other Homestyle Amish Entrees. Enjoy many of our homemade favorites, a soup & salad bar, as well as a large dessert bar. Plus, many other delicious made from scratch family recipes to choose from!

Please note: Current CDC guidance requires all food be dished up by staff "cafeteria-style", we ask for your patience and understanding while we serve.

Restaurant Menu

Check out all the famous Blue Gate dishes. See what's new on the menu and see the menus we have available for special dietary needs.

Groups & Banquets

Great planning resources for groups and ideas for your itineraries. Lots of great options and special services.

Blue Gate Bakery

Get a little slice of Shipshewana shipped straight to your door. Choose our famous Peanut Butter Spread, Jams & Jellies, Cookies, Gift Baskets and More!

Holiday Recipes

We're sharing some of our favorite holiday recipes this Chistmas Season, check out the current ones and check back each week for the latest additions!


Order your Blue Gate Favorites to go! Family Meals, Individual Dinners, Pies and more.

Blue Gate Restaurant

How Did the Blue Gate Get It's Name?

When you visit the Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery in Shipshewana, you will enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere, great home-style cooking, friendly service and all the baked goods your heart desires. While your table is being prepared, enjoy a peaceful Shipshewana moment on one of the many gliders that line our beautiful wrap-around porch. If there is a wait, feel free to shop around in any of the Riegsecker Family shops. Our shops are all equipped with the same paging system, so you can hear your name paged when your table is ready, no matter where you are in the Marketplace.

Be sure to visit Shipshewana's famous Blue Gate Bakery after your meal. Here you will find fresh-baked goods like homemade bread, cookies & bars, pies and so much more. Order a slice of one of our famous pies or take the whole pie home!