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The Broad Axe Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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28 W Franklin St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4972
+1 301-733-8454
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Never got to go inside. We drove passed it twice, but it's not very well marked from the outside. Found a place to park, rolled down sidewalk in wheelchair, and there is a step up to get into the place. Turned my wheelchair around, loaded it and myself back in the car and found another establishment that is handicapped friendly.... More 

Thank AllyJoy123
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you want great food, music and atmosphere this is the spot. Best casual restaurant in town. I usually order fish tacos or whatever the special is that night. Whatever Tommy is cooking is fantastic.

Thank michaelweiss1
Hagerstown, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a great time. The room was private for about 40 people. Our service was great. He kept everyone's bill accurate and drinks were flowing. Great time, good food, awesome service.

Thank Lucy55_12
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great. They had a great beer selection on tap. There was a live band. The band was a little too loud but played great music.

Thank rthisone
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Really good burgers with a variety twist! Service good for our family though a bit noisy if busy! Nice choice of beer and wine!

Thank pjsVenice
Hagerstown, Maryland
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The location of the Broad Axe isnt the greatest because it is on a busy street right downtown, but they do have parking in the rear. The bar is a little dark inside but only for a few seconds until your eyes adjust,then its fine. The service is great and the bartenders are friendly. The food is very good and... More 

Thank mpdbill
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The chicken sandwiches (especially one with crab cake on top0 are really good. Fries are homemade and excellent. They have a nice selection of beers and and good happy hour specials.

Thank mooreczak
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I've been patronizing the Broad Axe off & on for probably close to 20 years. It's always been a pretty cool bar with average bar food. We ate here this week to try their burger, since it was just crowned "people's choice" for this years local Best Burger contest. Yikes. The only adverstisment that they'd won was the trophy sitting... More 

Thank gottatip
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

After several months of bland food, I was looking for something spicy, but also needed other options for those looking for a more basic fare. A busy friday, but we found a table by the front door, away from the noise center. The wings met expectations, and the fish and chips was also very good. A couple of beer selections... More 

Thank Carl B
Hagerstown, Maryland
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Love this place for when I'm out drinking and need a bite to eat. They have the best catfish nuggets in the area. They aren't heavy and overly breaded like most places. The burgers are really good and anything with crab has been great. They make a huckleberry lemonade mixed drink using 44 North vodka and it's great in the... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 W Franklin St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4972
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-733-8454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?