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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 omelette. 

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:

October - April

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

May - September

  • Tuesday, 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, 6:30 am - 2:00 pm

Breakfast is served until 11:00 am 

Weekly Specials

Week of February 19, 2018 -- 2 Eggs, Meet & Potato, Loaded Baked Potato and Cup of Soup, Chili, Broccoli Soup, Peas

Week of February 26, 2018 -- French Toast & Meet, Beef Manhattan, Egg Drop Soup, Vegetable Soup, Carrots

Week of March 5, 2018 -- Mush & Meat, Stuffed Peppers, Chicken Noodle Soup, Mixed Vegetables

Week of March 12, 2018 -- Bacon, Egg, Pancake (2x2x2), Spaghetti, Ham & Bean Soup, Peas

Week of March 19, 2018 -- Large Biscuit & Gravy, Liver & Onions, Vegetable Soup, Corn

Week of March 26, 2018 -- Blueberry Pancake & Meat, Chicken & Biscuits, Clam Chowder, Green Beans


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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