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The Auction Restaurant

The Shipshewana Auction Restaurant also referred to as the "Sale Barn Restaurant," serves up delicious home-style Amish and Mennonite cooking and the best pie in town to auction & flea market customers and sellers. 

You'll be treated like family as you enjoy menu favorites like the chicken and noodles, broasted chicken, tenderloin sandwich, prime rib, and homemade fresh fruit pie. The restaurant also serves breakfast in the mornings with menu favorites like the breakfast haystack or three-egg omelet. 

Take a break from shopping the flea market or bidding at the auction by eating in the sit-down restaurant or order to go. The Auction Restaurant 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!

Hours of Operation

The Auction Restaurant is here to serve you during Flea Market & Auction hours.

New Hours Effective May 4th thru September 29th, 2021*

  • Tuesdays, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

*Breakfast served until 11 am.

Weekly Specials

Week of 5/25/21

  • Breakfast: 2 Eggs, Meat Choice, Hash Browns, Toast with Coffee $8.29
  • Lunch: Lasagna, Garlic Toast and Side $7.99

Week of 6/1/21

  • Breakfast: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits with Coffee $6.49
  • Lunch: Meatloaf, Potato & Side $8.99
  • Soup: Cheesy Broccoli

Week of 6/8/21

  • Breakfast: French Toast, Choice of Meat with Coffee $8.79
  • Lunch: Chef Salad & Garlic Toast $8.59
  • Soup: Noodle

Week of 6/15/21

  • Breakfast: 2 Eggs, Choice of Meat & Hashbrowns $8.29
  • Lunch: Boneless Pork Chop Sandwich with French Fries $6.99
  • Soup: Cabbage

Week of 6/22/21​​​​​​​

  • Breakfast: Blueberry Pancake, Choice of Meat with Coffee $7.59
  • Lunch: Chicken Salad Croissant, Chips & Fruit Slush $8.59
  • Soup: Ham & Bean

Week of 6/29/21​​​​​​​

  • Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole with Coffee $7.59
  • Lunch: BBQ Chicken Wrap with Chips $7.99
  • Soup: Cheesy Broccoli


The 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 now serves hungry visitors from all across the country.

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