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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

) #2 of 213 Restaurants in Hagerstown €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
+1 301-797-4455
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (53 reviews)
“smoked wings” (16 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We here in for lunch and the food was fantastic. We were in a hurry for a meeting and they turned the BBQ and sandwiches and great Mac and cheese. I really like this place.

Thank NashTravel_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, fast and efficient service - very pleasant staff. Great prices! All around great experience!

Thank Jake0525
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Food is good! Service is SLOW & some entrees are way to EXPENSIVE for portion size. Staff is very Friendly.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Called and placed an order for pick up on my lunch break. They were very busy so I always get wary that my order will be wrong. Got it back to work, had ordered the Shrimp Taco appetizer and a said of the Mac &...More

Thank reviewtime23
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Tuesday night is the best night to visit. Their Burnt Ends are out of this world & a must try!! Collard greens are delicious as well. You will leave with your belly full!

Thank Skress07
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Crab cake and tuna dinners were excellent along with the side salads. Service was prompt along with our orders from the kitchen.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great environment, good food and the best customer service. The chorizo burger is to die for! Thursdays night special is very affordable.

1  Thank Grissel A
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We tried the new chicken salad sandwich tonight, definitely worth getting again. Also looking forward to coming back for the vegetarian chili Mac next time.

Thank TeamVacation
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Hempen Hill is the place to go for great food and atmosphere!! We look forward to going there often. It's hard to decide what to get because it's all great! We love Ben also!! He always makes sure we have the best experience!! Thanks Ben!!

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I could not believe how good this dish tasted. Served with peanut sauce, vegetables on a bed of noodles. Others at the table raved about the ribs, brisket, and the prime rib. Everything had a smoky taste. Quite unique, well prepared. Prompt service. Lots of...More

Thank Anne C
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Donald E
Why when the food is served COLD the servers would want to have it ZAPED if the food is cold it one of two reason the servers messed up or the cook held it too long I know this from experience. The meal should have been made over not zapped. The server should have gotten a manager to visit the table to see what could been done to make the first time visit better.
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
US$7 - US$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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
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.

Kathy & Jay Reeder
Hempen Hill BBQ
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