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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

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13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
+1 301-797-4455
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No Brisket, No Ribeye on a holiday??? The pit beef tasted like warmed up lunch meat. Food wasn't piping hot, either. What has happened here?

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Thank SusieQuattro1
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service and live music, all makes for a terrific evening with friends. Everything on the menu is delicious but my favorite is the ribs with choice of sauce. Average prices for a nicer, but casual restaurant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a crab cake sandwich with a small side salad and a soda. The check was about $18.00. First the Good: The sandwich was very good... nice quality crab. Now the bad: The place is noisy and the servers are overworked. I asked my server to hold the tomato and cucumber from the salad... she took care of it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must preface this review by stating that I rarely eat meat, and if I do it is usually fish (that aren't being overfished), and occasionally seafood. I decided to order the pear salad and a side of "smoked" macaroni. The salad was arugula I believe with candied nuts, crumbled blue cheese and a pear which was soaked in red... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a local fave. Work parties are held here for special events and sometimes they tried to slide in right near opening before there's too long of a line. The bbq pork sandwhich was devine. So much meat, great flavor. So good!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant scene in Hagerstown is pretty dismal, that said I wish this place would improve their service and food quality. Our server wasn't attentive, and when he returned, smelled strongly of cigarettes. I understand this is a BBQ joint, but can't stand have people handling my dishes that smell of cigarette smoke. At least wash your hands afterwards! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Had not been to HH for at least 6 months for no specific reason. Had lunch with 3 best friends on a Saturday afternoon (1-14-17). Gary was our barkeep and was as gracious and helpful as ever. The Mulligan Stew was fabulous. The wide selection of beers on tap was impressive. I ordered a Liganitus Brown Sugar and it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Great food and great value. If you are nearby, don't miss it. Ambience is good and fit's family friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Three of us dined at Hempen this past week for lunch. The food and service was very good. We had the fish reuben, pulled pork sandwich and fish tacos. All were very tasty and cooked just right. We all had sweet potato fries and they were also good. The service was very attentive and our ice teas were kept full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite local places to go to, and one of my favorite BBQ places of all time. The atmosphere is instantly inviting, and fun. Everything from the brisket, to the baked beans is made with the utmost attention to great flavor. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Has been and always will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
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
Description
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.

Cheers,
Kathy & Jay Reeder
Proprietors
Hempen Hill BBQ

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