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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
+1 301-797-4455
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (60 reviews)
“smoked wings” (18 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a superb team! The customer service is GREAT and the food even better! I catered a wedding reception recently. My schedule was hectic and I was not able to swing in to pick up my order. They worked with me and I was able...More

Thank Roxanna O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my meal. The BBQ was very good, but I live in the deep south where you can get good BBQ all over the place. The portion size was large; I had enough food for dinner and for lunch the next day. The service...More

Thank Karlene T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bbq. Nice variety of appetizers, sandwiches, soup and entrees Great beer selection too. I like the variety usually someone gets a pulled pork sandwich, someone gets brisket and I get their Brunswick Stew which I think is the best thing on their menu. Great...More

Thank myron47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly a great place to eat the staff is very friendly. The food is delicious. The onion rings and sauce are delicious.

Thank tylerl1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here often and alway enjoy both the food and the atmosphere. The Food is wonderful and full of fresh flavors. Crab chips are a must for the table to share. Great beer on tap to try and interesting veggie options if you are...More

Thank RiverTrailManager
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here often and have always had stellar service and banging food. Still my all time favorite bbq place in the world. I’ve had bbq in every state and 4 foreign counties and Hempen Hill is the best.

Thank DaveNthe804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great BBQ from an award winning BBQ cook. Good selection of beer. nice appetizers. Great soups, salads and sandwiches. Fun atmosphere. Try to find time to visit if you are in the area!

Thank ERKA2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good meal and great service. Food was served fairly quickly and was hot and delicious. Waiter was prompt and very nice and friendly. Price is excellent for quality and quantity received.

Thank rmstitely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to dine in Washington County! The BBQ is always great and the Hempen Dip sandwich is mouthwatering...tender, juicy and stacked with pit beef. Great atmosphere and fabulous service ALWAYS!

Thank 14byrds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great visit to HHBBQ for the smoked prime rib. Only on Thursday evenings from 5 to 9. My 50 year old daughter and I loved the beef, the greens, and the sweet potato fries. Service was good and there was no wait.

Thank thepoint1942
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Donald E
28 December 2014|
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Response from hhbbqcrew | Property representative |
You are 100% correct Donald on the two reasons! The server should have had your meal REPLACED as we DO NOT "Zap" meals and should have alerted a manager that there was a problem. In turn a manager could have visited your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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