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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

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Barbecue, Vegetarian, Chicken Wings
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13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
+1 301-797-4455
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11:00 am - 1:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Hempen Hill BBQ has come to be known for it's diverse, yet simple, menu...
Hempen Hill BBQ has come to be known for it's diverse, yet simple, menu. We offer the Best Pit BBQ in the area and often fuse it with a culinary twist for some real unique dishes. We invite you to come in and eat with us TODAY!
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We LOVE this place!!

My family loves coming to eat here. We drive 45 minutes every Saturday for lunch. Best BBQ in the area, staff is super friendly and they are great with our young children. That's a plus to this mom!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AmberBelle
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family loves coming to eat here. We drive 45 minutes every Saturday for lunch. Best BBQ in the area, staff is super friendly and they are great with our young children. That's a plus to this mom!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I am planning my daughters wedding and decided to go with Hempin Hill BBQ for the catering. Josh is great to work with and he provided us with a tasting of the foods that will be served. Everything tasted great and we are very excited for the event later this summer.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visit regularly and always enjoy the food . Even though it's known for BBQ, the crab cakes are fabulous!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Hempen Hill for "wing night". The wings are very good with different sauces to pick from according to your taste. I have had many different items on their menu as we live locally and enjoy eating there. There food is good and it is a locally owned restaurant. I ordered food from there for... More 

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

Thx Cathy H for all the support via our Catering & at HHBBQ! More 

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were a party of 4 and most felt food was above average. Unfortunately, waitress experience sucked. She was super slow. The woman bussing tables was seen more on the floor and even brought us box for leftovers quicker than server. As far as food, the fish tacos were good but if you've ever eaten them from the Caribbean then... More 

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

Thank you for bringing your experience to my attention, XelaChivo. I am so sorry about the setbacks you and your party experienced. I highly encourage our guests to let us know when they are displeased while at the restaurant - this allows us a chance to make it right on the spot. Please know, this is totally out of the... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Our last dining experience was on Valentine's Day was everything as expected. Our entrees, drinks and server was great, that is why we continually to return. Keep up the great work HHQ!

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

I'm happy we made your Valentine's Dinner a great success, Doug! Thanks for all the support! More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here many times before, but never tried the beef brisket. This time I tried it,and WOW, was it great! Extremely tender, excellent flavor, topped with homemade coleslaw, and you've got an meal!

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We wanted East Carolina bbq sauce as a choice too. But none. Waiter was excellent and service was great! Our shared pork BBQ sandwich with fries and slaw were yummy. Parking was easy. Decent barbecue for north of the sweet tea line.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife was not happy with the food she ordered and since she seldom allows me to express her displeasure (and didn't tell the waitress herself) we just paid and left. Suffice it to say, we've not returned and apparently once she has a bad experience, she writes a place off our list. I would go back myself. I thought,... More 

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

Wow, 40 years - that is wonderful to hear! Thanks for sharing. I am so sorry that our food was not up to your expectations during your last visit with us. I highly encourage our guests to let us know when they are unhappy while at the restaurant - this allows us a chance to make it right & help... More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I have been going to Hempen Hill since it opened. Consistently good food. But just don't eat the BBQ, the fish and seafood dishes are good too. And the vegetarian alternatives are more than just addons for those non-carnivores in your party. Good selection of craft brews as well.

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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, Vegetarian, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Hempen Hill BBQ has come to be known for it's diverse, yet simple, menu. We offer the Best Pit BBQ in the area and often fuse it with a culinary twist for some real unique dishes. We invite you to come in and eat with us TODAY!
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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