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Shawna Rae's at Shipshewana Auction


Full Service sit-down restaurant and bakery.


  • Gourmet Sandwiches

  • Homemade Lunch Specials

  • Gourmet Desserts

We offer Catering for office lunches, Christmas parties and all other special events. Also offering a food truck for event catering.

You'll soon discover why Shawna Rae's at Shipshewana Auction is known for its menu favorites like the whole hog sandwich, bacon gouda dog, juicy hand-pattied burgers, fresh cut salads and homemade pies. Weekly specials include local favorites such as from-scratch chicken and noodles, meatloaf, and country fried chicken. We also feature a bakery, serving up delicious homemade gourmet cupcakes, cheesecakes and other desserts in many flavors. Not-to-mention breakfast favorites like the haystack, omelettes, and stuffed french toast.

Take a break from shopping the flea market or bidding at the auction by eating in the sit-down restaurant or order to go. Shawna Rae's is located at 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana Ind 46565, at the main entrance to the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market. The restaurant is also a great place to host a banquet, party or meeting!

Shawna Rae's at Shipshewana Auction is here to serve you during Flea Market & Auction hours and special events.

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Bakery, Carryout, Full Dining)

  • Friday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm (Bakery, Carryout, Full Dining)

*Breakfast served until 11 am. 
**Also open Tuesdays during flea market season from May thru September. For special event hours, outside of normal business hours, please visit Shawna Rae's Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information..

(260) 336-8362

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The original Auction Restaurant started in 1930 inside George Curtis’s garage (the original owner of the auction). It was operated by the ladies of the Methodist Church until 1940, when Curtis asked Milo and Ruth Miller, who were then catering farm sales, if they would be interested in taking over the operation. Each day, the Millers backed Mr. Curtis’s automobile out of the garage, swept the floor and set up the restaurant equipment and gas stove. The vegetables came from Mrs. Miller’s garden, and the pie came from her oven at home. She even made homemade catsup to go on the 20 cent hamburgers.

In 1950, a new Auction Restaurant was built to seat 50-60 people as the auction and flea market grew in popularity. The restaurant was re-done again in 1981, and has served hungry visitors from all across the country.

Today, Shawna Rae's at Shipshewana Auction features an amazing menu that will delight your tastebuds.

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