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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” (53 reviews)
“smoked wings” (16 reviews)
“burnt ends” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
13208 Fountain Head Plz, Hagerstown, MD 21742-2678
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a recommendation we stopped on the way home from Deep Creek Lake. There was no wait at 12:30 on a Saturday for lunch. We ordered the crab chips for the table - this was a hit! I should have gotten that for my lunch....More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Didn't get to try the food . We had a child with us and they demanded we sit extremely close to the bar area . It was late and loud . So we left . But there was an acre of empty tables a few...More

Thank D S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were there recently for lunch as we were craving the crab chips. We both ordered sandwiches with sweet potato fries. My son's hamburger came out burnt to a crisp and the sweet potato fries came out freezing cold. They took it...More

2  Thank scrawford80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent for the most part. My crab nachos were not so good, otherwise everything was great. The service and atmosphere were great.

Thank Dkhag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we stop in at Hempen Hill we are not disappointed. The food is consistently delicious. I prefer the brisket and my husband the pulled pork, both are excellent. FYI they are not open on Sunday 😞

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a variety of barbecue dishes on this menu. The service is usually good but left MUCH to be desired on our last visit.

Thank GWRohrer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, great service, all for a fair price. Menu variety is great, you will most certainly find something for everyone.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review come from a person from BBQ Mecca - North Carolina. My family also was in the BBQ catering business for a while. This place has really good pulled pork , beef and ribs. The smoke flavor was obvious but not overpowering and the...More

Thank william B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch and after being seated waited for a server to even acknowledge we were sitting at a table. Once ordered food was ok, not what we were expecting.

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here is so good. I think it is because they smoke the meats, even the turkey. Large selection of vegetarian stuff, too.

Thank Dawn M
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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. Cheers, Kathy & Jay Reeder Proprietors Hempen Hill BBQ
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