Hoppy Gnome

4.7
146 Reviews
$30 and under
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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cefaris
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were delighted to find one of the most extensive beer selections around paired with great menu options and truly outstanding service. The service, in particular, really impressed us because every single person with whom we came in contact was gracious, attentive and intuitive—a rare experience!

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PAULAV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was amazing. We will definitely dine again.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Paula! We can't wait to see you again soon! :)

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Hoppy Gnome and we had Kris as our waiter. He was pleasant and super helpful. We could tell that he knew the menu very well and he prides himself in customer service. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us, Emily! We will make sure to share your kind words with our staff! :) We can't wait to see you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Food and beer or cocktails are downright awesome.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us! :) You rock!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Cocktails and appetizers.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon!:)

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks, great service. We had a great experience and will definitely return in the future.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 2, 2020

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

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vipAprilH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable as always - good food, good service

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, April! We hope to see you again soon! :)

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Annabanana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, go there about every two weeks. The beer list is wonderful!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 22, 2020

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

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CynthiaM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My partner and I went in having been recommended the Hoppy Gnome as a decent place to get vegan food. The veggie tacos I got were horrible.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 23, 2020

Cynthia, firstly, thank you with providing us with feedback from your dining experience, it is the best way we can learn from our mistakes! Secondly, I'm very disappointed to see your food was not up to our standard of quality. Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to make sure every lifestyle is included in our menu! I'd love to learn more about your experience and make amends for the mistakes we made during your time with us. Please reach out to me at the information below :)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Amazing tacos and the s'mores you can roast at your table was a fantastic and unique experience

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We're very happy to have you, we hope to see you again soon! :)

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businessguy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped on way through Ft. Wayne. Sure glad we did! Fantastic tacos. The flavor combinations were perfect. Great service and social distancing precautions. Fun bear and cocktail selections. We are driving 2.5 hours again soon just to eat here.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting!! We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience :) Can't wait to see you again!

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janen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places for a lite meal. It is hard to find places like yours that serve healthy, tasty and reasonably priced meals that don’t overstuff their customers. Decor is rather stark and modern which is of less importance to us who prefer a warmer atmosphere.
We especially enjoy the variety of tacos. Tried the taco with mushroom, vegetarian and almost always order the mahi- Mahi taco. Both are out of this world yummy

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us (and for your kind review!) We hope to see you again soon ! :)

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good vibe. Nice beer selection. Food was excellent, service excellent too. Will be back.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Elizabeth! We're excited to see you again!

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impatient
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, I always get a variety of tacos

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting :) We hope to see you again soon!

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CareyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our reservation was for regular seating, but we were seated in the bar area.
Table was very wobbly and my husband had to go the bar to get napkins to stabilize it.
Waitress was accommodating, and had an intern with her.
Was disappointed that “3 little pigs” taco was taken off the menu.
Ordered the brisket and shrimp-brisket was very good, but shrimp one only had 2 small shrimp on it, and mostly breading. Seemed pretty skimpy for a $5 taco.
Overall, just wasn’t impressed. This was probably our 10th trip to HG.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 12, 2020

Carey, Thank you for providing us with feedback from your dining experience - it is the best way we can learn from our guests and fix our mistakes for the future! I'm disappointed to read about your visit with us (from beginning to end) and would love an opportunity to rebuild your trust within our establishment. Guest satisfaction is our top priority and I'm very sorry to see we missed that mark, please reach out to me so I can make amends for your previous visit with us! :) Thank you!

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KaraM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect. But the service was outstanding!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us, Kara! We'll make sure to share your kind words with our staff :) We hope to see you again soon!

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DanA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Always enjoy coming here.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 28, 2020

We appreciate you for coming, Dan! Can't wait to see you again :)

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 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 on September 24, 2020

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
23 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
10 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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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 146 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.