Hoppy Gnome

4.7
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129 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
The Hoppy Gnome menu will focus on fresh ingredients, striving to exceed the dining expectations of our guests. We feature a “scratch” kitchen which gives us a unique capability to cater to the many needs and desires of our guests. Tacos are our focus but we are much more, the taco is simply the delivery vehicle for the culinary creations wrapped inside. You’ll see everything from duck confit, to korean short rib, to a basic “taqueria” style taco. The menu will rotate two to four times a year, and in addition to tacos; appetizers, salads and tortas will round out the menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Steffany
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

First time there. Food was amazing. 10 minutes into the drive home. Got sick & was sick until the next morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere inside and out. Got to eat outside and it was great. Tacos were exceptional, old fashioned was tasty, sangria did the trick, tacos were great to sample, service was kind & friendly. We will definitely be back

Hoppy Gnome
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We can't wait to see you again! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great restaurant.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Sand
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cooks did an Amazing job on our meals!!! Thank you

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us! We'll share your kind words with our chefs!

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AaronHooverRealtor
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had brunch. It was the perfect day for it. The food and service was excellent!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us!! We hope to see you again before patio season is over! :)

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Hoppy Gnome it’s always the place i go to everytime I’m in Forth Wayne especially those exotic tacos!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 15, 2020

We love having you, Rachel! We hope to see you next time you're in town!

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Elainel
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service but very crowded and noisy

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi, Elainel! Thank you so much for coming! I'm sorry to hear it was a little noisy during your dining experience, depending on the time of day, our environment can get very energetic. In the future, we can reserve or designate you into a quieter area of the restaurant upon request! We want to make sure all of our guests feel as comfortable as possible. We hope to see you again soon :)

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JaydenM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food great prices. Loved our waiter and the customer service was great. Would recommend to everyone.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon :)

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vipmodernartgirl
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the pork shank redemption. But I don't eat sugar (came with pineapple salsa) or carbs (came with dirty rice). So I asked to sub the cauliflower mash and a side of the aoli that comes with the meatball appetizer. Maddie our server immediately said no problem and made the modifications as requested. Thats what u get with a scratch kitchen. Mr. Khan runs a fantastic restaurant and the servers are so well trained and accommodating. We love hoppy gnome, proximo, and baker street. All 3 are consistently excellent!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you so much for coming! Our scratch kitchen's purpose is to satisfy as many guest requests as we can; I am so glad we could do that for you. I will share your kind words with our staff :) We hope to see you again soon!

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ANDIH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good!!! Not your average fare. So many varieties of tacos! My favorite food is the Asian Tuna Tartare. And forty beer taps!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thanks so much for coming, Andi! We, too, love us some beer! Hope to see you again soon!

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TimG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Disappointed could not sit outside. Dining room was uncomfortably full by the time we finished

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 20, 2020

Hi, Tim! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your dining experience. Although our patio is first come first serve, if you inform us of any dining-room preferences we will always do our best to adhere to your needs! We value our guest's comfort and appreciate every opportunity we have to fulfill your requests :)

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KharaR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at the Hoppy Gnome! Great food, great service! Will definitely come back!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you so much for coming Khara! We will share your kind words with our staff - hope to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stop by every year on our way to and from our lake vacation. The food and service is always fantastic and specifically plan our trip stops around eating here. We love how family friendly they are while also offering really great food!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 3, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words. We're honored to be a regular stop on your family vacation! Looking forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers :)

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GM12
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and came out quick. Service was outstanding!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for visiting. We're so glad you had an enjoyable experience :)

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Zack
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, patio seating is nice, beer was delicious.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for coming, Zack!

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RyanW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as usual! Very hospitable, and complied with all Coronavirus recommendations

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for the kind review and for your support Ryan! :)

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AlteFritz
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Great service. Great beer. We ran into a little confusion regarding availability of outside seating, but this was resolved satisfactorily.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you for coming! We're glad your seating issue was resolved promptly :) We hope to see you again soon!

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NellyF
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will be back! Our waitress was the best and very helpful from start to finish. Some of the best food around. If you haven’t tried it you are missing out. Try the meatball taco you will not be disappointed!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on June 22, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Nelly! Can't wait to see you again :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly and handed a wonderful anniversary card from the hostess. Seated quickly. The server was nice, and very informative. Wonderful experience.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on April 7, 2020

We are honored to share these special moments with you! Thank you for your kind review :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was cold and not done.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your feedback. We clearly dropped the ball and can only hope that it was remedied in the moment and we were able to get you food that was done and hot. If not, our hope is you'll give us a 2nd chance to make a good impression. Our standards were clearly not met on this visit. Thank you again for giving us a try. Have a great day.

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Recubite
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrives a little earlier than our reservation but they seated us immediately. Service was impeccable and food was excellent. Casual atmosphere that encourages families to dine out. Not surprisingly, beer list is extensive. We definitely would dine at Hoppy Gnome again!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind & detailed review. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! : )

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Drinks and food were very, very, very slow to come out. It was $85 for 3 of us for lunch. We had alcohol, no appetizers or dessert. Subtracting the $36 spent on alcohol, it seemed really pricey for 2 tacos and 2 orders of breakfast burritos??!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback and for visiting . Our standards were clearly not met during your recent visit. We strive to provide quick service at a value to our guests and we dropped the ball on both ends it seems here. Our only hope is you are kind enough to give us another chance to impress. If not, we understand and, again, thank you for your feedback. That's our only true metric to gauge how we're doing and focus on areas of improvement. Have a great day

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SocraticParent
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Fried Chili Cauliflower as an appetizer, the soft shell corn tortillas for tacos, and the fun of tasting and sharing flights of beer.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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JoselynZ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was really good ! I will tell my friends and family about the food and the wine .

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for your kind words, Joselyn!

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janen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love your place! Lite fare but intriguing choices, tasty and fun. Noise a challenge for conversation. So many places are. Outdoors in nice weather is quieter

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it! : )

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wainsc
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Family friendly environment with children's menu. Unique menu items. Very flavorful

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JoeD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and excellent food. Priced fairly and reasonable.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your kind words Joe!

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FranY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You all did a great job with our Valentine Day experience.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you Fran! We are glad you enjoyed! : )

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Timmy
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always expect and always receive great, fresh and innovative dishes along with exceptional service. The cheesecake special was excellent!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind words Timmy, we really appreciate it! : )

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice waiter. He was very attentive and considerate of our crazy orders. The tacos were very good, my boyfriend loved the duck confeit. and my favorite was the pork!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. We always strive for five stars and sincerely hope that we can provide you with a five star experience the next time you dine with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even though she appeared to be new. Everyone professional. Seated right on time.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed!

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dancingdeacon
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between unique and fun menu options and their trendy downtown setting, Hoppy Gnome is a place you don’t want to miss! And don’t forget to order churros for dessert. You will be delighted!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind & detailed review. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! : )

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KellyB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in FW! So much love for the shrimp tacos! Also, the Huarache appetizer is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Definitely a must-try place if you’ve never been!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for this kind review Kelly! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! It was my wife’s birthday. Our waiter Skyker was awesome and recommended drinks and beer. The best recommendation was the s’mores for dessert! Thanks Skyler

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words! We're so glad we could help with such a special evening. We'll be sure to pass along a high five to Skyler :)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, as always!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you!!! : )

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vipThreemalts
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really, really great food. The taco selection is awesome and the tacos are tasty. Good beer selection and good appetizers. Awesome place!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed! : )

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank You!!! We are glad you enjoyed the service! : )

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vipDrKchap
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always wonderful when we come in town, which is once a year. The tacos are legit! The best kept secret is the chips and salsa!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks Kevin! We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit! : )

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great night and food!! The only thing about my dinner was that the dirty rice was not hot. Will definitely go back!!!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review Julie. We apologize for the rice not being hot and appreciate your 5 star rating despite that. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! : )

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you! : )

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FAQs

Hoppy Gnome offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (260) 422-0070.

Hoppy Gnome is rated 4.7 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Hoppy Gnome does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hoppygnome.com/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.