The Hoppy Gnome

The Hoppy Gnome

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Hours
Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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About
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.
CUISINES
Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles393 reviews
Excellent
231
Very good
112
Average
40
Poor
8
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

mdb_Cincy_Ohio
The Cincinnati Region35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
This place is fabulous! Great food, drinks, and service. We had steak pasta, 3 specialty tacos, and chicken and dumplings. All were exceptional. The filet medallions in the pasta were so tender. My wife and daughter loved their entrees. Besides a nice selection of their own brews, they have a great selection of craft beer on draft with several of each of many styles. Attention to detail was evident in the flavor of the dishes. It also showed up when they took the time to garnish a taster of a cinnamon roll beer with cinnamon sugar. They had a selection of mock tails that excited my daughter. For dessert, we did a cook at the table s’mores that includes homemade marshmallows. It was rich and decadent.
Written May 17, 2021
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James Khan
Thank you so much for joining us! We truly appreciate your kind words and will make sure to share them with our staff! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written May 18, 2021
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jen121995
Michigan City160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Had a wonderful lunch here. We started with a bowl of the chorizo cheese soup which the waiter split for us into 2 separate cups in the kitchen before serving. The margarita was the best I have ever had because it was clearly freshly made, not from a mix bottle. Lunch was lamb stew and chicken dumplings. Portions were large enough to take some home. The husband purchased take come cans of several of the beers, but sadly, to do inventory shortages, was able to get a t-shirt. Great food, staff and atmosphere, make this a must dine stop.
Written January 16, 2022
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James Khan
Thank you so much for joining us, Jen! We truly appreciate your kind words and will make sure to share them with our staff! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written January 20, 2022
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Cello12345
Urbana737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
If you only get one chance to eat out, pick this place. It's billed as a "gourmet taco" place, which is an understatement. Yes, the menu has an entire page devoted to taco combinations you won't find anywhere else...I even had a beer battered avocado in a taco! But there's so much more than tacos to be enjoyed here. Check out the entree menu online and see for yourself! Also note - the menu doesn't post prices - instead they have a QR code for you to scan to bring up the current menu on your phone. Apparently, prices change too frequently to print them on the menu!
Written October 15, 2021
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James Khan
Thank you for dining with us! We truly appreciate your kind words and will make sure to share them with our staff! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written October 16, 2021
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Heather H
Fort Wayne150 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
We've only eaten here once, but both my husband and I thought that the food was expensive and creative but no good. It SOUNDS like it might be good on the menu, but the flavors in the dishes we ordered did not blend well together - and it was just...odd. We ordered two different entrees and the appetizer platter that comes with a couple different kinds of appetizers. I think I remember there being one appetizer we liked, but the rest was not good - they are trying to be too original or something. We won't go back.
Written June 18, 2020
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JamesKhan
Hi Heather! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, this provides us with the opportunity to learn and grow from our guests' feedback. Our goal at The Hoppy Gnome is to be creative and original while providing excellent dishes, beer and cocktails. I am very disappointed to hear that we didn't reach that goal for you in more than one way; we failed to provide you with something you enjoyed and failed to notice you weren't satisfied! If you're willing, I'd love to hear more about your experience and hopefully make up for it! Please feel free to reach out to me at carsons@obicai.com and allow me to make amends for the mistakes we made during your dining experience!
Written June 19, 2020
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rdufeu
Sun City59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 solo
Ordered takeout and order was supposed to be ready at 6:55pm but after repeated requests I didn’t get my order until 7:25pm. I had to wait around all that time. Overall the food was tasty but the taco’s did not transport very well and were soggy by the time I got back to my hotel room.
Written May 25, 2021
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James Khan
Hi, there. We're disappointed to read about your food wait. Preparation plays a huge part in food satisfaction and we'd love to make it up to you! Please feel free to reach out to me at CarsonS@obicai.com the next time you're in town :)
Written June 11, 2021
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mrmonaco
Chicago260 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Don’t really write reviews to express dissatisfaction with food as I’m not a very picky eater but the food here was pretty bad. Came in on July 3rd and ordered chips with queso, a soup as the starter. The queso was barely above room temperature and the soup was the same way. Not very tasty. Out comes the kimchi chicken tenders, which was appropriately hot but the chicken itself was on the harder side. It seemed like the chicken was old or the feeling you get when you microwave something leftover. My wife had a taco and it was the same for her, not good. I hate wasting food but we had to. The only positive thing about this experience was the waitress was nice and great customer service. Drinks were refilled without asking. We didn’t say anything about food to the server so we stayed polite and took the hit, but it sucks that this late lunch with tip cost us about $70 and we had to go grab a pizza right afterwards!
Written July 7, 2022
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James Khan
Hi there! Please always feel comfortable letting us know if something isn't 100% satisfactory while dining with us. Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we would have been happy to replace or refund your items while you were dining with us and avoid the $70 waste. Feel free to reach out to me at CarsonS@obicai.com! We'd love to send you a gift card to one of our other restaurants :)
Written July 11, 2022
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roughneck942003
Farwell47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
It is such a shame how the restaurant industry as a whole has suffered in the last two years. First off great restaurant idea, great atmosphere and decent menu design. So why 3 stars? We had 9 twcos between the two of us, 4 of them were wrong, fiah instead of jerked chicken, no cheese sauce on a ohilly corn salsa on taco without it, pickled onuons instead of regular. Its the state of the the industry cooks who are needed more than they need the job. Chipotle mashed that was cold and i could literally pick up the whole order with one stab of a fork. I feel for all owners these days
Written March 4, 2022
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James Khan
We’re so disappointed to see we provided you with an underwhelming experience at our establishment. Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we’d love to learn more about your visit and see what we can do better for the future, as well as make amends for our previous mistakes! Please feel free to reach out to me at Carsons@obicai.com enable for us to do so :) Thank you! Carson Scheiber Marketing Director
Written March 15, 2022
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nonstudying
Fort Wayne16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
First, know this is a microbrewery and the entrance takes you right by the bar section, so if you're a person that struggles with alcoholism, you want to choose a different restaurant. That being said, inside it is nice, clean and well-maintained. They have interesting and unique taco combinations, which isn't really what I was expecting but they were tasty and filling enough for a lunch. They are also knowledgeable and adaptable enough to handle food allergies or sensitivities. Overall, very pleasant place with a good atmosphere and a great location.
Written February 14, 2020
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petersT6012MK
Thank you for visiting!
Written February 15, 2020
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Heather S
London51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We stopped here for dinner after reading reviews. We were not disappointed! The tacos were amazing and so filling . The beer selection was also amazing. We have 3 kids and they enjoyed the kids menu and churros for dessert. We would highly recommend the brisket taco, Korean short rib, and the Bob Marley however you cant go wrong with any of the taco choices. The only thing is that they do pack the seating in as the tables are probably 6 feet apart my husband was pretty close to the table behind us as we were not bothered by this others might. They do have a nice patio and bar section as well. Again we will definitely be back next time we visit Ft.Wayne:)
Written August 14, 2020
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JamesKhan
Thank you so much for dining with us! The Bob Marley taco is a fan-favorite! We can't wait to see you next time you're in town :)
Written August 15, 2020
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Tiffany T
Lafayette270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 business
I visited the hoppy gnome today with a group of business associates. We had excellent service and everyone was thrilled with their food. It seems like an odd thing to find extra good - but the iced tea was phenomenal. I had the brisket sandwich, one had tacos, one had vegetarian sushi, there was a chicken tender salad, a flatbread pizza and the tuna. All was eaten and enjoyed.
Written April 1, 2021
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James Khan
Thank you so much for joining us, Tiffany! We are so glad you and your business partners had a good time :) We hope to see you again soon!
Written April 2, 2021
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MNO
United States104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Nice restaurant with outdoor seating. Service was a little slow at first but was generally good. I enjoyed the whiskey Pruerco for dinner but found that the peanut butter and jelly dessert was almost totally devoid of peanut flavor. I would skip it and just go for churros. Still a good meal overall and I would eat here again.
Written August 14, 2021
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James Khan
Thank you for joining us! We're sorry to hear about your PB& J dessert, feel free to show a manager this the next time you're in and we'd love to get you a dessert on the house! We hope to see you again soon :) Carson Scheiber Marketing Director
Written August 23, 2021
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allyouneedistara
Indianapolis1089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 family
We were visiting the fort for the weekend and wanted to try a local establishment as we normally do when traveling. This was a nice walk from our hotel. The waiting area is nice as you wait for a table. We arrived about 25 minutes early to our reservation in hopes to be seated early, we waited 20 minutes and was seated. We ordered chips and queso and tacos plus beer cheese soup. I really liked all of the food. The beer cheese soup I loved. We also got some drinks and those were very good too. Good service from Adrian! Thank you!
Written September 12, 2021
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James Khan
Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written September 17, 2021
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Dee
Valdosta3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We are foodies—and we were in heaven! Went for brunch, ended up ordering a bit of everything. French toast bread pudding was perfect! Served with real whipped cream, and berries with a side of perfectly cooked and spiced bacon. Generous portions too! My hubby got a small beer cheese soup- fantastic, a half order of spicy seafood gumbo and three different tacos- the brisket, barbacoa, and Bob Marley (jerk chicken) He loved everything. The Bob Marley taco (I tried) was the best! If we come back to Ft Wayne, we will only eat here!
Written October 29, 2023
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James Khan
Thank you so much for dining with us! :) We hope to see you again soon!
Written October 30, 2023
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Hummingbird60
Dunkirk69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
We’ve always had a hard time getting a reservation at this place, and I can see why. The tacos were amazing! Highly recommend the duck mole tacos the cod and pineapple salsa tacos and the west Philadelphia tacos. Also tried their valentines special, which was a polenta cake topped with a duck confit mushrooms and a demi-glace which was to die for.
Written February 12, 2022
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James Khan
Thank you so much for joining us! We truly appreciate your kind words and will make sure to share them with our staff! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written February 17, 2022
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Frequent Traveler
Dallas4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 business
I took two business associates and based off the reviews we saw it looked like a place that had some variety with good food. Unfortunately, that was not our experience. We ordered 6 different tacos, the white cheddar soup, and the lamb soup. The tacos were aweful, no one finished what they ordered. It wasn’t just one thing, they just weren’t good. The soup was watery and the lamb stew was as if an entire can of salt had been dumped in it. I travel every week and this is honestly one meal out of maybe 2 or 3 a year I can’t finish. Can’t recommend to anyone.
Written December 1, 2021
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James Khan
Good afternoon themmer1, Wow, where can we start? First off, thank you for giving us a try. We're truly grateful for your visit and for your honest feedback. It seemed that reading our reviews was where the good news ended unfortunately. We are so sorry to hear of your awful experience. We clearly had an off night as it pertains to you and your guests. It is a humbling realization when a guest mentions that your food was inedible and for that we can only get back to the drawing board and revisit our recipes for the dishes mentioned. It seems we did a poor job of managing your table as well, or we would have been more than happy to remake or replace any or all of the dishes to ensure you left satisfied. We cannot tell from the review if you're based here in Ft Wayne or not, but we'd love to attempt to make this experience up to you. It doesn't even have to be at The Hoppy Gnome; we have 2 other restaurants in town and would be more than happy to host you at either. It's the least we can do after the fact. If you are local or will be in town in the future please let us know. You can email us directly at CarsonS@ObiCai.com. Again, thank you so much for your feedback for it is the only way we can truly gauge ourselves and improve our operations. Happy Holidays.
Written December 14, 2021
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