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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
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Ranked #14 of 203 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoyed my meal there, they had a nice selection. My fiancé would eat there once a week if he could.

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Jackson, NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm not a big fan of barbecue but the Hempen Hill BBQ Bar was the destination selected for several of men in the family to hide out during a recent "Ladies Only" family event and it was a big treat! I travel frequently and the food here was very good. The beer was cold and the service was excellent. I... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Best pulled pork around! This place has a great atmosphere with great service. This place is a guaranteed good restaurant to eat at.

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Clear Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food was ok, atmosphere was ok, but I found it to be overall not really worth the trip. Very very overpriced for what you get.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I wont say avoid this place... but it is not as special as locals say it is. There is just very little competition around. You add your own choice of bbq sauce from cold squirt bottles... woopee. Nothing to be too excited about. Just dont expect too much and you'll like it.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While visiting relatives in Hagerstown, we went to lunch at this well-known local restaurant. It has a casual, family-friendly atmosphere, and its broad menu boasts barbeque specialties, pork, beef, chicken, seafood, including gluten free items. We dined on a Maryland crab cake sandwich (the best around), Texas brisket (done to perfection), baby back ribs (hand rubbed and slow smoked –... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I found this restaurant was interesting but nothing unusual. Perhaps the draw is the fact that it's a barbecue place across the border in Maryland. I found the food to taste okay but honestly it looked better than it tasted. Lots of options so I may have picked badly but the wait staff did not make me feel welcome at... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We ordered an appetizer and then a meal each. It was so much food. The ribs today were unbelievable good. Bar tender was running the whole place it appeared and service was still perfect. I would recommend this to anyone. It's the best BBQ I have had for miles around. Get a reservation for weekend nights as we have not... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed in Hagerstown 13 years ago and discovered then that the downtown rolled up and shut down after dark. We commented on that previous experience to a local shop owner who added that nothing had changed so we went to Hempen Hill as it was not too far from our hotel off I-81. We both ordered the Dallas size... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A friend took me to this awesome location once a few months ago and I've been hooked ever since! I really love the vibe and atmosphere of this place. Not only is the food great, but they also have a stage for live music on the weekends and an awesome bar! I believe they even have a back room for... More 

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Additional Information about Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

Address: 13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone Number: 301-797-4455
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
Cuisine: Barbecue

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