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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-797-4455
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Ranked #12 of 200 restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
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
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love Hempen Hill. The food is some of the best in town. I have been many times and never disappointed. The specials are always interesting and very tasty. Beer selection is constantly changing and stays fresh. Hempen Hill is a must try if your passing through town or if you've lived here your whole life. Friday and Saturday can... More

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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate at Hempen Hill recently. I order stew and an appetizer that provided three different meets and my husband had the brisket. Our service was excellent. We were in and out in a jiffy. My stew was really good as was my appetizer although I definitely had enough meat for 2. Hubby raved about the brisket.

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We love Hempen Hill so much that we had our annual family holiday party here. (They do have private rooms.) Our entire family(about 25 people) really enjoyed the food. The menu has a LOT of choices,which made everyone happy. Of course the barbecue is great, but there are many seafood options too.Everyone loved the food.Our waiter was awesome, he became... More

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raleigh nc
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

First visit on a recent trip to Hagerstown. Great big menu, good beer...lots of crab and seafood for this non BBQ eater! I got crab soup which was fabulous and scallops, also done well. Don't let the name/strip mall location fool you...very good menu, fun atmosphere.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had to find a restaurant in Hagerstown for a business meeting with a potential new employee. Living over 150 miles away, I had no idea where to go, but I knew the food needed to be great in order to make the right impression of my firm. We hit a home run with Hempen Hill BBQ. It was located... More

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Clearly, if you're not a regular, you don't rate the same service as those that are. We knew we'd be dining on a Friday night and I made reservations online on their site. Upon arriving, my brother, I and my four year old son told the hostess we were there and of our reservation. We were seated right away which... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow, did I get a lot of food, a lot of good finger-lickin food. Was craving ribs and those were the type that just happened to melt off the bone. Delicious mac and cheese. If I didn't have my 2 screaming toddlers with me, I'd enjoy the place a lot more. We went before the dinner rush and the service... More

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Been here twice so far. The food is good when (if) it gets to your table hot. The service on both occasions was mediocre at best. The waitstaff is in no hurry to do anything. Your drink will sit empty for long periods of time. The second time I was there it took 20 mins for the waitress to acknowledge... More

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venice
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I live and Europe and miss good ole fashioned BBQ . This is the spot! Fresh locally bought and cooked real BBQ. Side dishes were great too. Staff friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Super glad I came here.

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