The Hoppy Gnome

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
203 E Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Celiac

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We stopped here after a tournament due to reviews. They can make some things gluten free but no real GF menu. It is a “scratch” kitchen but still limited. No toast/bread etc. After a long wait to be seated, lets just say the menu did not impress. Still had to pick around the menu which is what we try not to have to do. Our server was fantastic but food was not worth the price. We were there for brunch so maybe dinner menu is different but $19 for 3 corn tacos and no sides for a teen boy doesn’t go very far. Our meals were good but very small and 3x the price of a normal breakfast. Lets just say our “brunch”was way more then our previous dinner out at Biaggi’s. Will not go back. Very Expensive meal & left hungry.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food waitress wasn't as knowledgeable as I would have expected for an allergy friendly restaurant.

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How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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I had a great experience here today. My server knew that I needed to be gluten free because I have Celiacs, and he made sure I only got gluten free. They prepared my meal completely gluten free. I really appreciate knowledgeable staff, and they definitely are. Great place to go and great food! I got tacos, and they made sure they didn’t come in contact with anyone else’s. Even came out separately. They’ll make what you want gluten free. :) Adrian was my server. Thank you.

Safety


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

— Very

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 7 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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GF beer & GF chips and salsas
GF & dairy free tacos
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Celiac

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We popped in last minute for desserts, and I was afraid I wouldn't find anything safe to eat. The selection was a little limited, but the peanut butter cream dessert was exceptional. I was specific, as always, with the server to prevent cross-contamination and was a little worried, but they followed all my requests and I had no issues. Will definitely be back. I used to love Hoppy Gnome before I was diagnosed--glad I can still enjoy it! Maybe next time I'll be brave enough to try regular menu items.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This was an amazing place to try in Fort Wayne! The server was knowledgeable and even knew the difference between gluten allergy and celiac! He even saved me when another server delivered the wrong chips to our table. Wonderful service and food!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here multiple times over the past year and they never disappoint, each time better than the last. Most everything can be made gluten free. Staff are knowledgeable and have spent a good amount of time putting my worries to rest to the point I’m comfortable eating here. Last experience was late at night and the server requested to surprise me with something specially made. He mixed multiple different entrees together to make the perfect meal for me!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Beer, tacos, curry salmon just to name a few amazing things about this place. Staff is very knowledgeable. We'll come back next time we are in town.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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According to the waitress, only 3 items, can be made gluten free. None of which are entrees, only tacos. The brisket tacos were incredibly spicey, cold and disappointing.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is on their “A game” here. If you have celiacs, go eat at this place. Just go now. Forget anything else you’re doing. Go eat here and then get on here and write a review exclaiming how right I was. Most of their menu is adaptive to GF. There is no specific GF menu, just ask your server for help. They know their stuff.

I went there my first night in town. I liked it so much, I went back the second night. I will go there the next time I’m in town too. Guaranteed. (GF beer also available)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Loved this place. Server very knowledgeable almost everything food wise is gluten free. Only some drinks are but they have gluten free alcohol options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Modified menu options for GF family members. Delicious!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They will make almost anything on the menu GF and understand Celiac

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Really great food! Scratch kitchen. Waitress was very familiar with gluten free. The strawberry shortcake was fantastic!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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first tried hoppy gnome about a year-and-a-half ago and they were gluten friendly even then. It seems that they've gotten increasingly good at making accommodations and adding gluten-free options to their menu. Always feel safe eating here and they're very friendly as well.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As soon as I told them I have celiac, the server informed me they are a scratch kitchen and can make pretty much anything work! They baked the chips to make sure they were safe to eat. I feel and felt confident in the service and definitely recommend it! I’ll be visiting again soon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing GF options despite not being listed on the menu. The server and manager provided excellent service and went out of their way to make sure it was a safe and fun eating experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They had some great GF options aside from just salad and steak. I got some different tacos with corn tortillas that were AMAZING!! My waiter was also incredibly nice!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Food was awesome, but be careful. Went over menu with watier to make sure our food was safe. We made a few changes to make it gluten-free. I always ask the person when they bring out our food that it is safe. One of the three was not. They apologized and took it back and fixed it. If I had not asked...

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here numerous times without getting glutened. The wait staff has been consistently knowledgeable about what is safe.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All tacos are available with corn tortillas. The staff have always been knowledgeable about what tacos/menu options are gluten free. The gluten free strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Explained to waitress I needed everything to be gluten free. She stated everything was and was very sure of it. After eating there, I was as sick as I've ever been. Beware!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf dessert

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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