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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-797-4455
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Ranked #11 of 205 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We haven't ate here in well over a year. We ordered the crab chips like we normally would their still amazing! Was disappointed they had all these different beera on tap but not sam adams or blue moon which I though was odd. The ribs were dry so replaced them with pulled pork which was great along with the chicken... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This place is always good. Great atmostphere, good customer service, and tasty food and drinks. We haven't had something we didn't like. It's usually super crowded on a Friday or Saturday, so you'll either have to wait or make reservations. Wish they were open on Sundays!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My daughter picked this restaurant after a day of skiing at Whitetail. The portions were generous, but the chicken was a little overdone. The ribs were not of a style I an used to. It was more of a baked ribs than grilled and barbecue. It was actually more food than I needed. I would have been better with a... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This was our first time visiting Hempen Hill, and boy are we glad we gave them a try! The food was great, Nice sized portions, and cool atmosphere. If you love BBQ this is your place. They have a great menu with affordable prices! Will definitely visit again :)

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They do BBQ right. Tender, melt in your mouth delicious. Request their sweet potato biscuits or you'll be sorry when you hear about them from others.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have had great experiences here in the past but our recent visit was less than memorable. The Mac n cheese is my favorite thing on the menu, followed by the pulled pork then potato salad. But this trip, the Mac n cheese was not appetizing and had pieces of light yellow, gummy, cheese-like product in it? Yuck! I will... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love all BBQ but I really enjoy this place. I have never had anything bad but the brisket is my favorite. The smokey Mac and cheese is also excellent! I also love the Bloody Mary's ohhh myyyy :)

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We really loved this place and can see why it has won awards. The bbq chicken & ribs had such good flavor. We also ordered the crab dip chips & onion rings which were yummy. The portions are huge and I think we ordered too much but everything was excellent. Also making it a great time was our server -... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We usually eat at HHQ about once a month for BBQ and or wings. The Chia Martini exceeded my wife's expectations and the Smoke Mary was on point and I have never had a Bloody Mary like that. Tonight we had the Scallop entrees, I had the Country Scallops and my wife had the Dijionaise Scallops. Both was very good... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife went there wife with a few friends from the gym she goes to and raved about the food and wanted me to go since I like BBQ. I should have driven the 1/2 to Frederick to Famous Dave's or to Chubby's in Emmitsburg We had to ask to be moved to a different seat because it was cold... 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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