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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (62 reviews)
“smoked wings” (18 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were in town shopping. We wanting to eat at some place we hadn't been to. The food was really good. The staff however, could use some customer service skills. Seemed like they were bothered with us being there. No one smiled,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there Sat. night and had about a 10 min wait and were taken to a table. The waiter was very nice and took care of us well. The ribs were wonderful and 1/2 rack was large and the beer prices were in line with...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are other BBQ restaurants closer to home, we consistently travel to Hagerstown to eat at Hempen Hill. The barbeque is always tremendous -- I love the brisket and a new favorite is the pulled white meat chicken with the white barbeque sauce. My...More

Thank 85sarag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here based on the photos on their website and we weren't disappointed. Great food, good bar selection, wonderful service.

Thank Patti L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall a good time. The beer is cold and the BBQ is good. The sauces aren't my favorite is what it is. Stick to the BBQ and don't venture to anything other than the wings. The wings are unique and very good. I like wings...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for BBQ and other tasty food. Fish Rueben, BBQ salad with sweet potato fries, brisket sandwich...all super good!

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even with reservations they were unable to seat us as a group. Although we were seated at adjoining tables, different waitresses waited each table. This prevented our entire party from being served at the same time. The orders from each table were intermixed with other...More

Thank ejkadt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for Happy Hour after work. Their sandwiches are all delicious. The meats are always smoked just right, with wonderful flavor.

Thank mamabear409
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the brisket. Prices are a bit high but lots of choice and nice daily specials. Nice choices on the happy hour beers too.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Prime rib special was awesome ! The horseradish mashed potatoes were spot on. Very attentive service made the experience all that more memorable.

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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
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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.

Kathy & Jay Reeder
Hempen Hill BBQ
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