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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Try the crab chips! Yum!! The crab cakes were very good, the Reuben was best ever had and the service was excellent. Only disappointment was that they were not open Sunday evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Joanne P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Try the crab chips! Yum!! The crab cakes were very good, the Reuben was best ever had and the service was excellent. Only disappointment was that they were not open Sunday evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

First I must say that no review can even do Hempen Hill any justice because this place is phenomenal! You must simply go experience it for yourself. If you're a local you will see all the biggest and best residents of Hagerstown at any given time and if you're just passing through town even better, Hempen Hill is only a... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My sister and I took my mother and aunt and uncle here yesterday for their birthday lunch. Mom was 94, uncle was 87. I called ahead and asked if we could bring cakes in. They had 2 tables pushed together which was plenty of room for us and the cakes. We were there at 12:30. It was very noisy and... More 

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Funkstown, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The BBQ here is authentic, and so are the sauces, which are all homemade and rich with flavor. I highly recommend the ribs, but the chicken, or "yard bird," is very good as well. If you can't decide, you can always have both! Prices may seem a bit high to some, but you get what you pay for, as this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had the Squash Cake Appetizer and the smoked almond mayonnaise was awesome! John tried his wings with the chicken rub. He will go back to the smoked wings with the smokin' sauce.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ menu choices. Good prices. Good service. We were traveling through the area and saw their billboard, and felt like BBQ. I had spice rubbed chicken with 2 sides and my son had beef brisket with 2 sides. Total cost was $25 including a generous tip. The only negative: it's very noisy in there...but the food is awesome!

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Pittsburgh, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We found this place on trip advisor and decided to stop for an evening snack on our way to baltimore. Unfortunately we found that the kitchen closes at 9pm Monday through Thursday and only the bar is open until 11 as listed on TA. I suggest that TA allow restaurants to differentiate between bar and kitchen hours so travelers get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a early Saturday evening becuz we knew there was gonna be a band playing later that evening. Food was excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Finally visited this local BBQ icon with friends and were not disappointed! Was told it would be a 45 minute wait and they got us a table in less than 10! The place was lively and loud. It was busy which may explain why our server was a little distracted. Our food arrived quickly, and the brisket was out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for 2 years and love it! Saturdays have live music (bluegrass, jam, folk, reggea, blues, rock). The bbq is great. The food fresh. Its farm to table and they work with local farms. The service is laid back. No one is in a real rush. But that is part of the charm. Its a place... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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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