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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 good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (63 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 1 week ago

Food is very good. Atmosphere is very noisy. Not a place to go if you're interested in a quiet dinner.

Thank John E M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large portions and decent prices. I love this place. I moved away but frequent it when I come back to visit.

Thank hjc2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go out of our way to visit this location. They never disappoint with their service and food. The wait staff was very friendly. It has a welcoming atmosphere. The food is delicious. We had the fish Reuben, baby back ribs and brisket slices. Also...More

Thank Debby P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat in Washington County and we’re never disappointed! The Hempen Pit Dip is amazing! The horseradish sauce they serve with it adds just the right touch to the delicious stack of tender pit beef. My husband loves the sweet...More

Thank 14byrds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent with fresh cut fries and pulled pork at the top of the list. For a change try the summer bow ties when in season. Great. Brunswick stew is still hard to beat.. Prices are very reasonable for a fresh style restaurant.. This...More

Thank drdkreed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Hagerstown for the first time, we turned to Trip Advisor to find a good restaurant. We found Hempen Hill ranked #2, so decided to try it out. Trip Advisor rarely steers us wrong, but it did in this situation. The food wasn't as good...More

1  Thank CJSLubbock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so thankful for Josh & Hempen Hill crew. They catered my wedding September 8th and did absolutely amazing. The food was amazing as always! Working with Josh through out the planning was so easy, and he made things so stress free for me....More

Thank kaylieemigh
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I have to thank Josh & everyone from Hempen Hill! They made my daughter's wedding day so enjoyable. Everyone loved the food! The bride especially loved the vegetarian bbq. They were incredibly easy to work with throughout the entire planning process & they went above...More

Thank Passenger735588
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I took carry out Home to family after happy hour. I can’t say we were that impressed. The chicken dinner was very dry and sides of macaroni were very small and also dry. My husband had brisket which seemed very good. I’ve had chicken from...More

1  Thank ajbaker924
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

You cant go wrong choosing Hempin Hill as your restaurant choice. We are never disappointed with our food. The craft beer selection is also good. They get busy so get there early or make a reservation.

Thank Lori C
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Donald E
December 27, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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