We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
+1 301-797-4455
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

462 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 461: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When it comes to Maryland crab cake, the kitchen at Hempen Hill excels! Heading N from Balt/Wash take I70/I81 Interchange N to Exit 9 onto Maugansville Ave., E to Penn Ave, right to Hempen Hill at Fountain Head Plaza (5 mins from I70/I81). Heading S on I81 take Exit 9, left onto Maugans, under the I81 overpass, and then Penn... More 

Thank HempHillreg3k
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It has happened enough times now that it is worth mentioning. Carry out orders are not as good as dining in at this particular restaurant. Typically, something is slightly different or off as described on the menu. Most importantly, the portions are very skimpy compared to dining in. Prices are the same for carry out and dining in. Therefore, portions... More 

Thank SWMaryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Hempen Hill quite regular and the food, service and beer is always on point. Great selection of BBQ and sandwiches, but we generally have a few favorites we choose from that mostly includes BBQ or wings. Like the new menu that has all of our favorites.

Thank Doug A
Paris, France
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists wh had seen it in the NYT and on TA. Had pit beef two ways. OK but not up to Baltimores better servings. Fries were mediocre. Barely OK service. Ok to visit , but do t go out of your way. There is a much better German restaurant in town

Thank William R
Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely LOVE Hempen Hill BBQ. We try to visit there once a week. Great food , awesome staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Mark S
Level Contributor
55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to get dinner carryout here on Friday nights. The food is great. The crabchips are my personal favorite. The salads are very good and of course the BBQ is pretty good. They have live bands and a large bar area also.

Thank Winchester82
Level Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great menu,great service.when you walk in it smells soooo good,everyone is having a great time.we were served with pumpkin muffins as we sat down.warm and yummy.I ordered the onion rings and my husband and I shared the the BBQ TRIP.must try 6 different meats,wings,ribs.2 people could not have eatin it all.the onion rings were in beer battered and the best... More 

Thank jmz
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was meeting for dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in 25 years, wanted someplace that we could catch up and have a few beers...Hempen Hill BBQ fit the bill. Great selection of craft beer and the food was awesome! Service was outstanding and the price was as expected. Give it a try, varied menu.

Thank JaxBob
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Noticed the pending opening of Hempen Hill and we have been going there since. Always leave satisfied. Our destination for lunch or dinner and birthdays and anniversary's.

Thank patandsue2016
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
184 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague recommended we try this place based on his past experience. Being from the south I was a bit skeptical about what I would find. I was pleasantly surprised to find very good quality of food. The smoked wings were very tasty and moist. The dinners were very plentiful and several had to get take home containers for half... More 

Thank c12pilot

Travelers who viewed Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering also viewed


Been to Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-797-4455
Hempen Hill BBQ is independent-family owned offering award-winning Pit BBQ fused with a culinary twist for some real unique dishes including Vegetarian & Gluten-Free. A home to great Beer & Live Music!

Kitchen Hours:
Monday -Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturdays: 11am - 10pm

Bar Hours:
Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 11:00am - 2:00am (BASED ON CROWD).
*Sundays: Closed

Important Reservation/Large Party Information:
•The Party Room is available for groups of 24 maximum (no overflow into the Dining Room)
•There is a 12 guest maximum at one table in the Dining Room (if you have more than 12 guests your party will be at separate tables).
•A Manager will help you with making a reservation for parties of 8 or more.
•A Manager will help you with making a reservation when we already have 100 guests on our books for the night.
• A guest count will be confirmed for reservations – any guest over a confirmed count will not have a guaranteed seat.

Hempen Hill BBQ was founded on a simple concept. Create awesome food, enjoy it with your favorite Pint in the company of friends. Oh yeah, and have FUN when ya do it!! So no surprise when you come into HHBBQ there’s a delicious aroma of BBQ floating around, AWESOME craft beers are on tap and a fun “Vibe” in the air.

We are ALL ABOUT pushing the envelope so you’ll find out of the box things like Organic Liquors, Beers & Wines, Local Farm Fresh Veggies, great Vegetarian Dishes & Meatless Monday Dinner Deals, NO Foam boxes/cups … just to name a few. So stop in, Try the Award-winning “Q” grab a pint & enjoy!

The idea of owning a restaurant has always been a dream of ours! We are known for countless parties at our home on “Hempen Hill” – Yes, named after a local brew, Hempen Ale, that we enjoyed while building our home. Our parties became a test kitchen of sorts to try out new ideas on friends/family. So late December of 2004 we took a leap of faith and formed HEMPEN HILL BBQ CATERING.

After one short year of Catering success, we took yet another leap into a full service restaurant in October 2006. It is because of great staff, faithful regulars and awesome guests that Hempen Hill BBQ has become what it is today… The Place Where Locals go! Thanks for making our dreams into a reality.

Kathy & Jay Reeder
Hempen Hill BBQ

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?