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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
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch as I traveling by, glad I did. I ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich with cole slaw on the side with homecut fries. It was literally finger licking good. I will be stopping by more often in the future.

Thank Rich W
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Casual dining choice. 12 people for birthday dinner on a Thursday evening ---all pleased from BBQ mavens to veggie only diners. Large portions of quality food. Had amy first white fish reuben w/baked beans---could eat less than half and it was excellent. Onion rings a minor let down due to uneven frying. Server took care of this and otheri minor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere! We come from PA and it's not the part of Hagerstown we usually visit but we make the extra trip! We highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here once a year when attending an event with a group of friends from all over the U.S. They have a small private party room and the service is very good. Their BBQ is not the best I have had, but it is very good and the prices are fair. If you are into beer with your Que,... More 

Thank MoonDoggieDonna
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this BBQ Bar & Grill with my family of 4 adults and 2 small children Friday night. They do take reservations which was good because at 6 they were full. Great atmosphere, open clean family friendly with fast and pleasant service. Wide menu of BBQ related items and sides with reasonable prices....plates with good size portions in the... More 

Thank RNR_Chesapeake
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place in Hagerstown for BBQ. They have a large menu with different types of BBQ and a full bar with a big selection of beers. On the weekends they have live music.

Thank 808HotelHopper
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode down to Hagerstown specifically to try Hempen Hill BBQ. That was a good decision. The restaurant is rather large with high ceilings and a serious industrial look to the place. We visited at lunch on a rainy Saturday, so the place was not very busy. I wanted to try the brisket and the pulled pork, but a brisket... More 

Thank William S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a family group of 7 for dinner. The waitress could t have been nicer to us and gave special attention to the little ones. Cold beer and great BBQ. Nuff said!

Thank Susan C
Hedgesville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best ribs in the area, lots of meat on each rib. They come with two sidings that you can choose. Easy to place a take out order

Thank 377margarital
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch while in town and this place is top notch BBQ! I had wings, pit beef, and brisket, and they were all excellent! The service was great and the restaurant has a cool vibe to it as well. I had a bloody mary from the bar and it ranks as one of the best of its kind... More 

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?