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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

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13208 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
+1 301-797-4455
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a terrific local BBQ restaurant. The onion rings are the best! Be sure to try them if you visit.

Thank steph51454
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from the southern where bbq is next to holiness haha so when I heard about hempen Hill I said to myself, "is this another joint trying to emulate what we southerners do?!?!" I will say this, best bbq I've tasted in a long time. The beef brisket is to die for. The staff are extremely friendly. I enjoy carryout,add... More 

Thank Nikki A
Curtice, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I base a lot of decisions off of Trip Advisor ratings and I have to be honest, I was a little skeptical about BBQ in the strip mall. I could not have been more wrong! The service was fast, friendly, and attentive. The food was excellent and if you leave hungry, it’s your own fault. Try the BBQ sampler platter... More 

Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hempen Hill is not my cup of tea. The food is excellent, but if you are going there to have any type of conversation forget it. There was not any music or loud party anytime that I have ever been there. The Hempen Hill acoustics are similar to a steel lined tunnel. Again food & service get a top rating.... More 

Thank mdspectrum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious BBQ foods and amazing staff. Friendly environment, the wait wasn't very long and the food came out relatively quickly. Only downside for me was my waiter really talked up the mac n cheese but I didn't find it that great. It wasn't horrible just not as good as I was hoping. Pretty pricey but again well worth the money.

Thank L8879JKdavidh
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to HH my husband and I each had a side garden salad and split a small order of the crab chips. Our salads were very fresh and the dressing (jalapeno ranch) was quite delicious. The crab chips are a no brainer. We get them every visit!

Thank Southboundin3
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have tried many items on the menu at Hempen Hill BBQ and we love everything. Appetizers, entrees, salads, soups--it is all delightful!! The service is fast, the servers are friendly and it is our first choice when we are dining out or carrying out.

Thank Joyce S
Vancouver, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HH is on eof the better places to dine in H-town. The food is usually very good and the service is spot on. I have dined numerous times and had bbq, fish sandwiches, salads, soups and apps and the great majpority of the time it is very good to excellent. My only disappointment is that sometimes the quality of the... More 

Thank Todd H
Myersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hempen Hill is one of the best places we've ever gone to! It's been a few months since we went and we were not disappointed. The quality of food, great service and enjoyable atsmophere is hard to beat in any town!

Thank Hayvern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to eat off the highway, Hempen was our spot! Great atmosphere, really cool menu to look like a newspaper. We ordered the crab chips by recommendation, great choice trip advisor! Ordered the bbq meat sampler a cup of the bbq stew and a salad. WAY too much food for 2 people ( In a good way) Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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