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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-797-4455
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Ranked #15 of 200 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
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
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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. 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! Start off with our award winning Kettle Crab Chip appetizer or a cup of Chef Jason’s Crab Bisque. Dine on our fresh green salads, grab a quick North Carolina Pulled Pork sandwich or indulge with a spicy house blended Chorizo Burger. If you’re in the mood for a good steak– you hit the spot! Our steaks are hand-cut, seasoned up and grilled to perfection. While in Maryland try our Crab Cakes– nothing but Jumbo Lump Crab! If you come for BBQ– try our Texas Brisket, Baby Back Ribs or even Smoke Tofu! Wash it all down with a pint from one of our many Microbrews on draft.We offer a full Kid’s Menu and Homemade Desserts by Miss Kitty—so call or come by and visit us!
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English first
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The beer selection is awesome. The BBQ sampler is enough for a meal. The staff is friendly and our service was excellent! The menu is awesome offering vegetarian selections at a BBQ place so the whole family was happy! Save room for dessert, you won't be sorry!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm from the south so barbecue out of town especially in Maryland was a risk. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was great! You may want to make sure you have hot sauce when you go because they don't have any. The barbecue is really good. Ribs are great for a dry rub but the service was terrible. We waited... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our waitress talked us out of a full rack. We split a half rack and a smaller entree between us. Beware of long wait time during peak dining hours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We came here on our way through Hagerstown. It was very busy, and we had to wait for about 15-20 minutes. We sat at the bar while we waited and had a draft beer. (The beer draft selection was excellent.) We ordered the crab chips appetizer as recommended. It was really good! We also got the baby back ribs, the... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

BBQ is my passion. I have traveled all over the country and eaten at some of the best. Hempen Hill fits right up there with the best. The owner is a real deal pit master, competing with the big boys all over the nation on the BBQ circuit. Take a look at the trophies when you visit, wins at some... More

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

Thanks so much for the great review on Trip Advisor! We appreciate it and your continued support!! More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On a recommendation from a friend and a craving for BBQ we decided to give this place a try. Walking it the place smells delightful. Atmosphere is ok. Very open. (Not a good place for a quiet date) Now for the disappointment of food. I will say my son ordered the mini cheeseburger and he loved them and they were... More

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washington dc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love to try barbeque and found this restaurant because of tripadvisor recommendations as we were traveling through Hagerstown. Our expectations were somewhat to arrive at a bit of a dive restaurant and take-a-chance on the taste. Nice to have expectations exceeded on all counts. One of us had the platter of dark chicken and ribs. Very tasty. Sides of... More

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

Thank you for the great review on Trip Advisor and for stopping in to support us at Hempen Hill BBQ! We REALLY appreciate your efforts and kind words! Kathy Reeder Proprietor Hempen Hill BBQ More

Hagerstown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I got bbq chicken& boyfriend got ribs. Mine was delicious and my boyfriend loved his. Great service! Great specials! And shockingly the bottle beer selection is decently priced. Only issues is---it took quite awhile for food/beers to arrive. And it's extremely noisy. But none of those downsides would be enough to prevent me from returning for a 2nd visit!

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Frederick, MD
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Smoked wings, burnt ends and craft beer selection keep me coming back! The reason I give 4 stars is because the service is terrible. But the food is worth it! Live music at night. Ample parking. Easy to find. Prices are reasonable especially draft beer.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Screamin wings with homemade chunky blue cheese, are really good, and chorizo burger is awesome. Not many places to choose from in hagerstown for BBQ, so this is the best by default. Not a huge fan of ribs, chicken but that because I like wet ribs. They use only dry rubs and you choose type of sauce which is squeeze... More

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