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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

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Pizza, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Chicken Wings
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13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
+1 301-797-4455
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hempen Hill BBQ is independent-family owned offering award-winning Pit BBQ...
Hempen Hill BBQ is independent-family owned offering award-winning Pit BBQ fused with a culinary twist for some real unique dishes including Vegetarian & Gluten-Free. A home to great Beer & Live Music! Kitchen Hours: Monday -Thursday 11am - 9pm Friday & Saturdays: 11am - 10pm Bar Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm Fridays & Saturdays: 11:00am - 2:00am (BASED ON CROWD). *Sundays: Closed Important Reservation/Large Party Information: •The Party Room is available for groups of 24 maximum (no overflow into the Dining Room) •There is a 12 guest maximum at one table in the Dining Room (if you have more than 12 guests your party will be at separate tables). •A Manager will help you with making a reservation for parties of 8 or more. •A Manager will help you with making a reservation when we already have 100 guests on our books for the night. • A guest count will be confirmed for reservations – any guest over a confirmed count will not have a guaranteed seat. Hempen Hill BBQ was founded on a simple concept. Create awesome food, enjoy it with your favorite Pint in the company of friends. Oh yeah, and have FUN when ya do it!! So no surprise when you come into HHBBQ there’s a delicious aroma of BBQ floating around, AWESOME craft beers are on tap and a fun “Vibe” in the air. We are ALL ABOUT pushing the envelope so you’ll find out of the box things like Organic Liquors, Beers & Wines, Local Farm Fresh Veggies, great Vegetarian Dishes & Meatless Monday Dinner Deals, NO Foam boxes/cups … just to name a few. So stop in, Try the Award-winning “Q” grab a pint & enjoy! The idea of owning a restaurant has always been a dream of ours! We are known for countless parties at our home on “Hempen Hill” – Yes, named after a local brew, Hempen Ale, that we enjoyed while building our home. Our parties became a test kitchen of sorts to try out new ideas on friends/family. So late December of 2004 we took a leap of faith and formed HEMPEN HILL BBQ CATERING. After one short year of Catering success, we took yet another leap into a full service restaurant in October 2006. It is because of great staff, faithful regulars and awesome guests that Hempen Hill BBQ has become what it is today… The Place Where Locals go! Thanks for making our dreams into a reality. Cheers, Kathy & Jay Reeder Proprietors Hempen Hill BBQ
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best BBQ in the Tri-State!!!

An excellent choice for BB-QUE and great beers. Revolving taps and frequent beer tastings. Kathy Reeder and the Brew Crew are excellent hosts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Robert M
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waynesboro, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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waynesboro, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent choice for BB-QUE and great beers. Revolving taps and frequent beer tastings. Kathy Reeder and the Brew Crew are excellent hosts.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I frequent this restaurant about once a month. The food has always been excellent, the service is normally excellent, the beer is cold, but it can be a little pricey.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here last Friday night and it was pretty good. We live in Hagerstown so I don't know why we don't come here more often. I recommend the Crab Chips to anyone who eats here. They are delicious. I would recommend the smaller size unless you are sharing with more than two people. The burgers here are so big... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A surprisingly large restaurant, good food, good beer selection, many many food choices. I had a salad, hubby had a BBQ platter that looked amazing !! Worth a visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is in my opinion AWSOME! We stopped here for dinner, the salad was fresh, the sauces were super and the smoked meat was superb. The beer list was quite impressive to boot! Definitely a place worth visiting!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoy eating in the bar area. Seems like there is always someone there we know. Food is great and the atmosphere is the best.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Passing through on I-81, we stopped for the night in Hagerstown. What a surprise. We walked in to Hempen Hill BB, and the place was busy at 5:30 pm on a Wednesday. We had baby back ribs and brisket, both delicious. The 18 year old waitress was fine, just forgot to make my martini dirty. Easily fixed. We felt at... More 

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hhbbqcrew, Owner at Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Barbara! Please be sure to stop in next time you're passing through and we'll make sure that martini is dirty. :-) More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a late lunch here on a Saturday and really enjoyed it. My husband is a meat eater but I'm a vegan so finding a restaurant we both like can be a challenge but this place was great for both of us. We weren't really sure about the outside of the restaurant but I'm glad we went in anyway. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped by on a Saturday for some wings and beer. The wings are always just right Fried & Screaming and the Blue Cheese is some of the best I have ever had.

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Smithsburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

don't miss this hidden Hagerstown gem. Food is always top notch, locally grown produce is used, when available. The staff is top notch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-797-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Hempen Hill BBQ is independent-family owned offering award-winning Pit BBQ fused with a culinary twist for some real unique dishes including Vegetarian & Gluten-Free. A home to great Beer & Live Music! Kitchen Hours: Monday -Thursday 11am - 9pm Friday & Saturdays: 11am - 10pm Bar Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm Fridays & Saturdays: 11:00am - 2:00am (BASED ON CROWD). *Sundays: Closed Important Reservation/Large Party Information: •The Party Room is available for groups of 24 maximum (no overflow into the Dining Room) •There is a 12 guest maximum at one table in the Dining Room (if you have more than 12 guests your party will be at separate tables). •A Manager will help you with making a reservation for parties of 8 or more. •A Manager will help you with making a reservation when we already have 100 guests on our books for the night. • A guest count will be confirmed for reservations – any guest over a confirmed count will not have a guaranteed seat. Hempen Hill BBQ was founded on a simple concept. Create awesome food, enjoy it with your favorite Pint in the company of friends. Oh yeah, and have FUN when ya do it!! So no surprise when you come into HHBBQ there’s a delicious aroma of BBQ floating around, AWESOME craft beers are on tap and a fun “Vibe” in the air. We are ALL ABOUT pushing the envelope so you’ll find out of the box things like Organic Liquors, Beers & Wines, Local Farm Fresh Veggies, great Vegetarian Dishes & Meatless Monday Dinner Deals, NO Foam boxes/cups … just to name a few. So stop in, Try the Award-winning “Q” grab a pint & enjoy! The idea of owning a restaurant has always been a dream of ours! We are known for countless parties at our home on “Hempen Hill” – Yes, named after a local brew, Hempen Ale, that we enjoyed while building our home. Our parties became a test kitchen of sorts to try out new ideas on friends/family. So late December of 2004 we took a leap of faith and formed HEMPEN HILL BBQ CATERING. After one short year of Catering success, we took yet another leap into a full service restaurant in October 2006. It is because of great staff, faithful regulars and awesome guests that Hempen Hill BBQ has become what it is today… The Place Where Locals go! Thanks for making our dreams into a reality. Cheers, Kathy & Jay Reeder Proprietors Hempen Hill BBQ
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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