The Hop Yard

9 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
350 W Main St
Middletown, PA 17057

Top Reviews


Celiac

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I was so excited to try this once I saw the great reviews! I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich on the gf roll with fries and asparagus. I asked the server if the fries were made in a dedicated fryer and he said he didn’t know but would ask - fair enough (and it turns out they are)! When our food came out, I was handed my meal and double checked that it was gf and he said it was. A few minutes into our meals, before I had started on my sandwich, my mom noticed that her sandwich (which didn’t need to be gluten free) had a “gluten free” pick in the bun... mine didn’t. Thankfully I hadn’t started on it, but was likely cross contaminated from my sides that were in the same basket. The server was super apologetic and the food I ended up eventually having was great! But, not sure that I would call it safe after this mix up... had my mom not noticed that hers was gluten free instead of mine, I would have eaten the regular bun without knowing. Still giving it 3 stars for the great food, but staff could be better educated for sure.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated frier, full GF menu, and are very good about cross contamination. A previous review said all sauces are GF, but after checking with the kitchen staff, the waitress informed me none were GF (which was pretty disappointing after already I had already ordered pulled pork). So overall the food was good but I wish there was a GF sauce option.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Owner Response


Thank You for your review, I'm Joe one of the owners at THE HOP YARD & MASTER CHEF.I personally make all the bbq sauces that we serve here and they are made with GLUTEN FREE INGREDIENTS .I'm not sure who your server you had that miss informed you but I do apologize as employment turnover has been unseen in my 35 years of being in the restaurant industry. Please feel free to contact me with any question 717-388-1295 or [email protected]

THANK YOU,

JOE CARETTI

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great find while vacationing in Hershey. Friendly staff, separate fryer. Great tasting burger with lots of options. Good location.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


3 Meat Sampler - ribs, pulled chicken, and pulled pork.
Gf chocolate peanut buttercake!
Stella & Little Round Top are the current gf "beers". They asked for additional selections. O Mission is on the scope!
All their homemade sauces.
3 Meat Sampler with fries and slaw
Gluten-Free at The Hop Yard
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Celiac

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Excellent. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable about celiac. He told us the owner’s wife and daughter have celiac and they take it very seriously. They have a dedicated fryer and most of the items on the menu can be safely ordered gluten free. We’re visiting the area and are planning to go back again before we leave.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were super knowledgeable about the menu and what was GF. Daughter enjoyed a burger with GF bun and french fries.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Went for happy hour! Had the nachos and crab dip and a hard cider. It was a nice experience

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The owner has celiac. Waitress was very knowledgeable concerning celiac. Dedicated fryer and prepping area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was excellent! Staff seemed super knowledgeable and owner has celiac which made us more confident. My son said it was the best burger ever and loved that the fries were cooked in a separate cooker so we’re gf! Highly recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Wow! They have gf french fries (made in a dedicated fryer), gf flatbread pizza, etc. I'm not sure if they have gf beer, but they do have cider and looks like they make mixed drinks as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating staff. Lots of options!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff went out of there way to ensure a safe dining experience. Food was really good too. I recommend the smoked wings and brisket cheddar fries. Celiac Safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The owner has celiac. An amazing gluten free menu! Delicious food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner has celiac disease or is gluten intolerant...can’t remember which...anyway she’s extremely knowledgeable. The staff I’ve dealt with were as well and if the weren’t sure, they verified it. I’ve never had a problem...and the food is great too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was sooooo very impressed with this place!!!! After learning that I was GF one of the owners came to our table to explain how they prepare food the GF way!!!! A designated fryer and putting burger patties on the corner of the grill so it doesn’t come in contact with other food?? Come on!!!! Who does that???? Hop Yard does!!!! We’ll definitely be back and we’ll bring friends along!!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not celiac

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Food was so good! And feel great after eating, the staff is helpful so is the manager! All the sauces are also gluten free and have dedicated friers

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious gluten free menu options. It was nice to go in for a meal with my family and eat a nice meal! The Old Bay wings were amazing and the cheddar brisket fries were as well!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The service was great. The waiter was very knowledgeable and explained that the owner herself is gluten free. He also went out of his way to inform me of the GF dessert that was available. The menu had a lot to choose from and the food was excellent. I wish I lived near by because I would definitely be a regular!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the pulled chicken on a gf roll, French fries and coleslaw. Absolutely delicious !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have the best GF roll I've ever had and delicious fries. It was so good that I wanted to go back for dinner the same day!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had the chicken with BBQ on flatbread and never had any issues. It was absolutely delicious. The lady from the server team, who also has to eat glutenfree, was there tonight. So I told her, that customers know, that they pass everything by her. She was flattered :)

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Whoa! Get in your car to eat here! It's awesome if you like BBQ!!! The owner just mentioned to us about chocolate peanut butter cake. One of the employees is gf and all items must pass her taste test. BTW ALL items are freshly made!!! No outside food.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is the place for great food without having to worry about cross contamination in the kitchen. I highly recommend the cheese burger. Try and get it on Wednesday for their burger deal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing food, owner, servers & kitchen staff aware of cross contamination & prep food accordingly. Dedicated fryer & oven. Home made smoked meats & homemade BBQ sauces. Fresh hand cut fries were excellent. Homemade salad dressings, all GF! Looking forward to returning soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very nice gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff, amazing food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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