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The Broad Axe Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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28 West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chicken sandwiches (especially one with crab cake on top0 are really good. Fries are homemade and excellent. They have a nice selection of beers and and good happy hour specials.

Thank mooreczak
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I've been patronizing the Broad Axe off & on for probably close to 20 years. It's always been a pretty cool bar with average bar food. We ate here this week to try their burger, since it was just crowned "people's choice" for this years local Best Burger contest. Yikes. The only adverstisment that they'd won was the trophy sitting... More 

Thank gottatip
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

After several months of bland food, I was looking for something spicy, but also needed other options for those looking for a more basic fare. A busy friday, but we found a table by the front door, away from the noise center. The wings met expectations, and the fish and chips was also very good. A couple of beer selections... More 

Thank Carl B
Hagerstown, Maryland
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love this place for when I'm out drinking and need a bite to eat. They have the best catfish nuggets in the area. They aren't heavy and overly breaded like most places. The burgers are really good and anything with crab has been great. They make a huckleberry lemonade mixed drink using 44 North vodka and it's great in the... More 

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

It is an interesting place if you compare it to most bars in Hagerstown which are terrible. The clientele is mostly 20ish. On Thursday they also have jazz. The menu is rather limited---mostly hamburgers and sandwiches. My hamburger was average. I had a couple of glasses of red wine that were decent. It is not a place for conversation since... More 

Thank John M
Timonium, MD
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect of this place. The menu is pretty typical of bar food. Don't go expecting amazing food but it is definitely palatable. More so, the ambiance and vibe of this place is just cool. It kinda feels like old time car garage meets new age brewery. I was pretty impressed with the beer list too!... More 

Thank princess3182
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I got to enjoy a great dinner with my friends while listening to the jazz band that plays on alternating Thursday nights. The food was delicious, creative and well priced. The ambiance was great. The guys liked that they could watch the football game at the same time as listening to the band. I will definitely be returning.

Thank Rachel N
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Very happy with this stop. Reviews are spot on. Clean and well run tavern that had excellent food. Would definitely stop again.

Thank Ron T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This bar will remind your of CHEERS! Recent renovations in the past few years have made this tavern very nice. Plus the food is excellent! I love their chicken and waffles!!!

Thank kendramoore
Hagerstown, Maryland
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good pub food. Two of the folks we were with had the Chicken and Waffles, that is what to get! The rest of us had burgers which were good. Service was good. Because it is also a bar it had a bit of the stale smell of a bar, but the atmosphere was fun and inviting.

Thank Jenny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: 301-733-8454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?