Hoppy Gnome

4.6
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88 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.9
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4.6
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4.5
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JK
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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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We have been many times and always have a great time. Made reservations for New Years so we could get in somewhere we knew would have a great night. We did have fun, but we were seated in the “extra” bar space across the hall. I wish that would have been noted, because we didn’t know the “overflow” would be for those with reservations. We had amazing service and great food, but the ambiance is completely different on the other side. We would have probably picked a different restaurant with windows and a more lively feel.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded 19 hours ago

Hello, Let us start by thanking you for visiting and trusting us for your New Year's dinner. We're so sorry we failed to provide an enjoyable evening for you. We're happy to hear your food and service were good, but we still soured your evening with our seating process. You make a valid point in your feedback and we're currently in discussion on how we can possibly revise this so we can avoid a similar situation in the future. Thank you again for your feedback and your support :)

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CK
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 90 year old parents to brunch! They loved everything about the experience. The food was delicious and the view from the tall window took us down a nostalgic path of reminiscing about downtown Fort Wayne. Wonderful dining experience.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind words CathyK! We're glad you and your parents enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon :)

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L
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lunch was to celebrate my birthday and a special friend of mine accompanied me. I was very pleased that she loved her salmon and my scallops were awesome. Service was excellent. Highly recommend The Hoppy Gnome!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us! We are glad you enjoyed! : )

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance at the restaurant were excellent. I was also very impressed with the beer menu and didn’t realize there’s a brewery next door. Topping off the meal with the luscious strawberry short cake was culinary genius.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 17, 2019

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

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TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a show at the Embassy.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for your kind rating! We hope you had a great time! We hope you will visit us again soon! : )

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A wonderful location for pre-theater dinner! Food and service were both outstanding. A shout out to Dawn, our server! She was attentive and professional.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for visiting Dale! We greatly appreciate all the kind words. Hope we see you again soon :) Happy Holidays

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TA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vegan options...and the guac is amazing!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on December 9, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed Tina! Thank you for your kind review! : )

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T
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the fresh innovative meals at the Gnome! Great service from Baylee and tasty drinks from the bar. A great way to kickoff the holiday weekend!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 29, 2019

That's great to hear Timmy! We are glad you enjoyed and we appreciate your kind words! : )

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food. The best filet I've had in years and great presentation. Just really great service, very attentive. only thing that could/ should be changed is the lighting system. It's too bright and ill placed. Worth every penny though, the food and friendliness made at all.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and feedback Brian! We truly appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! : )

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L
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time and great experience. Their scallops are amazing and highly recommend them. My husband had 3 tacos and enjoyed his meal too. Staff very friendly and efficient!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 25, 2019

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

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BE
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was my first visit. Overall it was a good visit. Our server was very very good! One of my staff chicken taco was dry, but everything else tasted good. I will return in the future.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thanks for your review Bernie. We are sorry to hear that the chicken taco was dry. We are glad you overall 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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EB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server. We were happy with our beer choices and non-alcoholic drinks.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you for your kind review Elaine! We truly appreciate it and hope you will visit us again soon! : )

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Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch option

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thanks for visiting!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rustic vibe , excellent service, street tacos fabulous, cant say one bad thing!!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thanks so much Christine! :)

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TW
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food and beer. Service was a huge miss at the beginning. Server continuously walked past us with no acknowledgement, to clean tables, pick up tips etc. We sat outside and it wasn’t busy. All her tables had left. A bit snitty at first but than cleared up the over site and was very good. The food is fabulous and the beer very variety laden.

We’d say not to be missed and have already told many people about it.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind & detailed review. We are so sorry that service was lacking and appreciate your 5 star rating despite the circumstances you experienced. Providing excellent customer service is extremely important to us and we are glad everything was cleared up. We truly appreciate you and hope to see you again soon! : )

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L
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We got a reservation within fifteen minutes of our original planned time. We arrived a few minutes early, and we got seated right away. The waiter was attentive and sweet. It was a little loud on the side we were on. I've been in a booth before and it wasn't as loud. Our food and cocktails were delicious. I would recommend it to anyone else, and I plan to go back again.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! 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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B
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Will continue to frequent this place

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for your support Brad!

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there on a first date. Staff was top-shelf, the service was top-shelf and the food was very good. The selection of beers was more than ample. They made a mistake with my food and within 30 seconds the right food came out and it was corrected, you can't ask for better than that. Prices were more than fair. If I was complaining and I'm not it was a little loud in there and I'm hard of hearing and it was making it difficult for me to be able to hear my date. Overall I rate it a 10 it was super cool we had a wonderful time so thank you to Hoppy Gnome for a very good evening and a great first date......Cpl. S. Michael Tate

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 17, 2019

Michael thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad we could help be a small part of a successful first date! We appreciate your visit, but even more your service. Thank you!

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HH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. I had a wonderful time and made it out with a bill under forty dollars even with desert and tip. Definitely will be back.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks for the kind words Hayden! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit! : )

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Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Fabulous variety of flavours. Fast kitchen. Our server Karly was great.... very 'Hoppy' to serve us.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 30, 2019

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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LD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find for our travels. Will definitely return should we be going through the area again.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 30, 2019

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

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Service, food and beer great as usual.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you! : )

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JJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was really cool. We got there before our reservation time and sat in the bar. The bartender was GREAT, very knowledgeable and made us feel at ease. Drinks were great and when our table was ready, we were seated right away. Our server wasn’t the friendliest and obviously wasn’t happy to be there. We ordered tacos, sirloin steak, and the s’mores dessert. The tacos were alright, a little too much going on for my taste. But the sirloin was great. But the s’mores dessert was AMAZING!!!! Would definitely go back for just that, just wish they offered milk chocolate rather than dark though.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind & detailed review. We pride ourselves on customer service so we are truly sorry that the service fell short. Feel free to privately message us so we can address this further. 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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. From the staff, the service, to the food everything was top notch. I can’t recommend this place enough. Our server Nicholas was impressive to say the least. We will be returning very soon.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words and for your visit. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you! :)

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tacos! The entire menu seemed inventive and delicious but I especially loved the brisket and mahi mahi tacos. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and the kitchen easily accommodated my special dietary needs. We sat in the outdoor patio, which was lively yet not too loud. Only negative was that the large chairs were hard to get into and out of; beyond that they were pretty comfy. I would definitely go again; just wish I lived closer because I'd make this a regular hangout.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 14, 2019

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

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a good friends birthday. The entire evening was enjoyable, and even the street noise outdoors didn’t bother us. The food was all delicious! Thank you for a lovely evening.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for this kind review! We truly appreciate it! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon! : )

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TK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as always...and so was our server/service.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 8, 2019

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

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ordered a taco flight. The mahi mahi one was excellent and I would order again. The chili shrimp one was awful and I would not. It was very very crunchy, hard with hardly any shrimp inside. Our waiter was accommodating and friendly. It seemed a bit slow to deliver drinks, tastings.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for this review Linda! 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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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & service were both great!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for visiting :)

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! It offers a selection of foods to keep our family happy and is an easy choice for our varied tastes (vegetarian to meat-eating to very picky). The chips and guac are a must have starter and the food is always really good. We love the tacos and I'm especially fond of the vegetarian ones. The beers and drinks are also spot on. Wait staff is always helpful and friendly. The only complaint would be the noise level in the main dining room. If you're dining with anyone who is hard of hearing, it's going to have its challenges, but if so, I'd suggest asking to be seated in the quieter "overflow" dining area across the hall by their beer room.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for all the kind words! We appreciate your support greatly :)

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! IT'S HARD TO FIND RESTAURANTS THAT TRULY CATER TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BE ON A GLUTEN FREE DIET AND THIS IS OUR GO TO EVERY TIME WE GO OUT. THEY DO SUCH A GREAT JOB WITH IT BEING A SCRATCH KITCHEN AND BEING ABLE TO MODIFY WHATEVER YOU ORDER. PLUS THE FOOD IS JUST AWESOME TO BEGIN WITH!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you JessicaC! We appreciate all the kind words and support :)

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I rated the food a 4. If i had ordered something different it very easily could have been 5. I had tacos, 3 different types. Two of which i enjoyed very much the other not so much. Just didn’t suit my taste. My daughter had the potato soup, she enjoyed it. Great beer selection, a lot of local brews from blondes to stouts. Definitely a place to check out while visiting downtown Fort Wayne if your in the mood for something outside the box.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for visiting!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Loved it!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you!

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DB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! She has served us before. She was extraordinarily friendly and knowledgeable. She was spot on with her recommendations. She was very estute at ask us questions about our food and drink preferences and then making recommendations! Kudos to her - incredible job!

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thanks so much DaleB! We appreciate your visit :)

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JE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was fun atmosphere. The tacos were fabulous. They have an excellent variety of tacos on the menu along with other salads and entree’s. They have a ample amount of beers to choose from. We had 2 samplers of beers to taste test from.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you JodiE!

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F
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. It’s the best restaurant we have tried in Fort Wayne.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 14, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words :) Hope to see you again soon!

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E
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Hoppy Gnome!!

Great lunch with awesome friends, and great service.

Hoppy Gnome
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thanks Elainel! We love you too and we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! : )

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible