Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Blue Gate Restaurant – Traditional Amish fare in a family-friendly setting

Feast on filling meals just like the Amish serve at home in this popular Shipshewana restaurant. Resembling the rambling white farmhouses that dot the surrounding countryside, let Blue Gate fuel your adventure in Northern Indiana with nourishing dishes like meatloaf sandwiches, hearty homemade chicken and noodle soup, fried chicken, pork chops and other Amish favorites.

Can’t choose? Opt for family-style dining, and have a buffet brought tableside in bowls and platters. Tender roast beef, homemade meatloaf or smoked ham often accompany fried chicken as your entrées. Your meal also includes mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, homemade noodles, a garden salad, plus your choice of over 25 different pies. Stock up on treats before you leave at the Blue Gate Bakery, featuring Amish peanut butter, cookies, sweets, and their famous Cashew Crunch.

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