When the Blue Gate opened in 1986 it had only 50 seats, but after 15 years the little restaurant had become so popular because of its great food and service it could have up to a 2-hour wait. It was then the Riegsecker Family decided to build the new Blue Gate, now a cornerstone of Shipshewana. It resembles a rambling white farmhouse and presently seats 750. They still serve up their famous home-style Amish favorites in beautiful downtown Shipshewana, but without the 2-hour wait. Dine family-style or from the menu on slow roasted beef and ham, chicken and noodles, homemade bread and 27 kinds of pie.
The Blue Gate is also the best place for evening entertainment in Shipshewana and is fast becoming a household name in the Midwest, featuring world-class musicals with national talent, outstanding production and poignant story-telling. This year's lineup l will feature two musicals based on New York Times Bestselling books, multiple Grammy and Dove award Winners, and the biggest names in Southern Gospel and Christian Entertainment.
For the best value — and a great night out — evening shows come coupled with a family-style meal.
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