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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

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13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
+1 301-797-4455
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 34
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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
Great bbq

Great food! Best bbq in the tri state area. Smoked wings are amazing. If your a wing guy you will not find any better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Timothy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great food! Best bbq in the tri state area. Smoked wings are amazing. If your a wing guy you will not find any better.

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Thank Timothy W
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was at this restaurant for the first time a weeks ago, I met a group of friends here for a laid back evening of beer and wings. I enjoyed the draft beer selection and wings are amazing! Delicious food and great service!

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Thank LinMarie185
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The smoked chicken wings are incredible! I visit this restaurant once a month or more just for the wings alone. The beer is reasonably priced and the food is good and well priced.

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Thank Mike H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hempen Hill BBQ is one of the best places in the region to eat, hands down. I am thrilled to see it move to first place on Trip Advisor; the rating is well deserved. First, let's start with the wings -- smoked and meaty with just the right amount of sauce. Second, the BBQ -- from the brisket to the... More 

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Thank 85sarag
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to Hempen Hill for a few years now. Their food is always incredible! I'm obsessed with their smoked wings!!!

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Thank Shaun M
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time here! I'm a Texas girl and found the food very tasty! I can't believe it took me over 4 years to find this place! We will be back!

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Thank viqandtom
Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yep, this is THE place for BBQ in Hagerstown. The food is terrific and you just can't go wrong. Some of my favorites are the pulled pork, Hilldog, and my favorite, ribs. The are unbelievable. Beer selection is tops and I am so glad that they have live bands. Although I would keep coming back for the food, the bands... More 

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Thank EJcastle
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Hempen Hill! It is not just for carnivores. We are vegetarians and they have a great selection for us. The food is fantastic. We love the homemade chips for and appetizer too. The portions are huge so we always have extra to take home. We enjoy going when they have live music so we can enjoy a great... More 

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Thank Trica S
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service has consistently been very pleasant and efficient every time my husband and I have eaten at HH. The wait staff have always been happy to take care of our extra requests. Our meals have always been excellent as well. I like the variety offered in the menu. The macaroni and cheese is to die for, a sure hit... More 

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Thank Claire B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is excellent, there is great food for my meat loving partner and plenty of vegetarian options for me.

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Thank Linda M S

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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: Barbecue, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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