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Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill

Hagerstown, MD

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Since 2005, Hempen Hill BBQ has been catering award-winning BBQ fused with culinary fare to happy clients year round. Our flexible menus make us the perfect choice for your event: Weddings and formal events, backyard picnics, or business luncheons; our professional and fun staff makes your event a memorable one.

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20 July 2019

THE best brisket I have ever had, and the crab chips were killer!!

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12 July 2019

Food was delicious and delivered fast. Great and friendly server we had at our table today for lunch.

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6 July 2019

Best wings and pork rinds around. Love the honey Sriracha sauce. The bartenders are so inviting and friendly. The staff remembers you by name and your drink of choice. Best food and atmosphere.

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21 June 2019

Hempen hill is the spot! They always have great food and good service. My friends and I always select to go here over other places in the area. The reason for this is because they serve such good food! If you are looking for a place to grab a beer and enjoy some BBQ this is it! More...

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10 June 2019

I love the pit beef. The pulled pork is outstanding as well. If you come on Tuesday, make sure to get the burnt ends.

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13 May 2019

Everything about this place is nothing short of fantastic. The food is amazing service is amazing the prices are really good for what you you’re getting. Hands down the best place in Hagerstown I have found to eat at More...

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13 May 2019

Some of the best BBQ you'll find in the area. Prices are reasonable and food quality is excellent. Side dishes are as good as the main ones. Eat in or take it to go. Lots of options. Highly recommended. More...

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6 May 2019

Great idea to get trip plate and find your favorites. Wings were amazing, mac and cheese,great Ordered on rings as an extra- wow. We split the food and got a to go box. Great place, great food, service was very good. Ate at the bar- Jennifer was attentive and very kind! We will come back again and try the brisket and definately get more wings. More...

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27 April 2019

My wife and I just got married a few days ago, and Hempen Hill catered our wedding. They absolutely crushed it. The food was amazing, our guests loved it. The staff was excellent as well. Big shout out to Amanda, who is taking over the reigns as the catering manager, who orchestrated a tight knit group of workers who made it happen for our guests. Nikita, Sarah, and Katie were the support and they were hustling all night. As a guy who has spent years in the restaurant industry, I take notice to those who make an event or a restaurant run smoothly. Even on my own wedding day, their efforts were did not go unnoticed. Cheers. More...

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27 April 2019

Always a good time and good food here. Vegetarian and pescatarian options available, and of course more than can be imagined for your meat lovers. Great selection of apps and entrees. One of my favorite restaurants! More...

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28 March 2019

First timer, FANTASTIC PLACE! From the outside it doesn't look impressive but once I walked in, I knew this place was something special. The service was terrific. But the food was definitely the star. I tried the BBQ Trip just to get a sample of as many items I could. I couldn't pick my favorite, it was all amazing. The next time I'm in the area, I will absolutely be back. More...

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26 February 2019

Love this place and they make the best collards north of Mississippi. Huge onion rings. Delicious BBQ. Fabulous service. The duck tacos were spectacular. And they even make an excellent Moscow Mule. Can't wait to go back. More...

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26 February 2019

Stopped in for a to-go lunch order on a Thursday. Not too busy, but certainly not dead. All of the staff I talked to were super friendly. I ordered the cream of crab soup, the brisket and a quarter rack of ribs. For sides I got the Mac & cheese and the veggie of the day (green beans sautéed in an Old Bay butter). The soup was delicious and FULL of crab meat- the best I've had in this area. The brisket was delicious, if slightly on the fatty side. The flavor was great, even without BBQ sauce- just enough smokey flavor to be good, but not so much that it's overpowering (I've got a picky eater at home who hates smoke flavor, and he would have still enjoyed this). I ordered the smaller portion, and it came with about 4 good sized slices, and they were tender enough that I used a spoon to cut them. The ribs were cooked well- the meat came off the bone easily and had a nice crust, though they weren't quite as flavorful as the brisket. The Mac & cheese was good, definitely made in-house (unlike a lot of other restaurants), and the green beans were fresh, though a little bland. All in all, it was a very good lunch and I'll definitely be back, especially for the crab soup and the brisket! More...

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23 November 2018

We considered 7 different local BBQ caterers for our wedding and Hempen Hill BBQ was the only one that met all our needs: 1. Great food (we’re still getting rave reviews from guests calling it the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding, months later); 2. Very affordable pricing for our 95 guest list; 3. An experienced catering branch with excellent customer service (Josh clearly knew what he was doing and was always pleasant, thorough, and responsive to email); 4. Awesome vegetarian options. We had many vegetarians attending and Hempen Hill was the only caterer able to accommodate that requirement—the Mac and cheese, veggies, baked beans, potato salad, and other sides we chose were all naturally vegetarian (no hidden bacon bits, etc) so we didn’t need to have an entirely separate menu and the BBQ tofu was well reviewed by our guests. Would totally recommend! (And can’t wait to go back to the restaurant for an anniversary dinner.) More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 October 2018

Delicious self-serve barbeque and sides, and a "pie bar" guests couldn't stop talking about. Plus a steady hand...lots of good advice from Josh and his team as the planning proceeded. We could not be happier with Hempen Hill... More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 July 2018

Excellent smoked prime rib on Thursday nights! Along with a side of collards it’s an amazing meal.

Reviewed on Facebook

30 July 2018

Great food, exceptional value, fantastic staff, just ate leftovers today, after reheat, just as great the 2nd time.
Every time we go, we get that vacation experience.

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23 July 2018

Great BBQ, great atmosphere, friendly and enthusiastic staff, great bar. Discovered a new whiskey there. Wish it was closer to my home, I'd visit weekly!

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23 July 2018

Great food! Love the pulled pork! The kids love it there! Smokey mac & cheese! Crab chips are our favorite!

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23 July 2018

Great service and a varied beer selection, best brisket in town!

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23 July 2018

Always amazing food & drinks. There is always a warm welcome & great atmosphere. You cannot go wrong with this place whether it be a date or family time. One of my personal favs.

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23 July 2018

An awesome Place to eat! The food is fantastic, the bar is sweet, the service is wonderful. I stop by whenever I am local!

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23 July 2018

No matter how crowded the place is, the service is always timely and for is excellent.

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23 July 2018

The wait staff was very friendly. The fish Reuben sandwich, baby back ribs, and brisket slices were hot and delicious. Their onion rings are the best. Great atmosphere.

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23 July 2018

We had the cran-Apple spinach salad for lunch. It is very good, however, I would forgo the sun dried tomatoes in favor of dried cherries or even more dried cranberries instead. The sun dried tomato take away from freshness of the salad. More...

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23 July 2018

My sons favorite BBQ place even if it is 40mins away. Definitely worth the trip, Been many times for different occasions and always leave with a happy belly!

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23 July 2018

I always look forward to visiting the friendly and attentive staff when I am in Hagerstown. They have a wonderful selection for non BBQ eaters that the flavors are incredible! Thank for all your Resturant does for the community as well!! More...

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23 July 2018

Great food and excellent service, and a diverse menu that has something for everyone! I like a beer or two now and then, and their consistently changing selections add variety that any beer lover will enjoy!

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23 July 2018

The food was incredible had Brisket (Dallas) with Collards, naked wings with sriracha honey bbq sauce and pulled pork tacos. Everything was amazing. I loved it. More...

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23 July 2018

My husband and I went in for dessert on a Friday evening and had an absolute blast!!! Not only were we well taken care of but the entire staff was quite entertaining, in a good way!!!

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23 July 2018

The hubby and I had a DELICIOUS lunch at Hempen Hill BBQ today. Our server was very attentive and the food arrived quickly and piping hot. The beef brisket sandwiches and sweet potato fries were awesome! More...

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23 July 2018

Best barbeque easily in the DMV! From the greeters at the door, to the waitress, to the appetizers, the main course & those sweet potato biscuits, whoa!! I'm going back again!!

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23 July 2018

The food is excellent along with a great Beer selection. The service is great and the food and beer pricing are very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone More...

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23 July 2018

First time here, excellent waiter - very attentive and refilled drinks multiple times without needing to ask. Smoked wings were some of the best we have ever had. Will certainly be back. Someday I might brave the smoked Tofu, but pretty sure brisket will be ordered first. More...

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23 July 2018

As a vegetarian the last place I would think of going was a bbq place. But they had a veggie wrap that was amazing. Can’t wait to try the other veg options they offer. And what really got me was the biodegradable to go containers.�� More...

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16 June 2018

Had Father's Day lunch, blown away by the quality and selection of the menu. We've been several times and always been extremely satisfied. Best BBQ IN TOWN!

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9 June 2018

Catering services were great! The food was amazing! This place is very professional!

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17 May 2018

Meat Salad (I forgot the name, it's a man thing) seasonal item was spectacular. Lots of leafy greens with different cuts of meat and a Jalapeno Ranch dressing. Almost forgot it was healthy! Nice selection of draft beers. This place was a little bit edgy, but polite and excellent service. I hope to visit again! More...

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13 May 2018

Check out the Hangover Saturday Brunch Specials. Food and service always top notch. Highly recommend

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13 May 2018

Amazing food, friendly and attentive service. What's not to love!!

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2 May 2018

Great BBQ. Delicious Crab chips. Nice beer selection. Reasonable prices and friendly service. Busy during weekend evenings (Friday & Saturday - closed Sunday) unless you find a bar seat that's open seating. Recommend a reservation if your having dinner especially Fri or Sat night, or if you have a larger group. More...

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16 April 2018

This is a great place for always great smoked meat. My family has been here many times and has consistently enjoyed well smoked yet very moist meat. Their meat is thoroughly infused with the smoked smell and taste that we love. We'd definitely recommend reservations for busy times. Service though generally always decent can be hit or miss. I wouldn't say it's between good/bad service rather better/best. We have also tried other things such as salmon and salads that were great too. The atmosphere was great and there were many seating choices. You can sit near the TV,at the bar, in chairs or somewhat private booth. If you're looking for consistently great smoked meat, with a fun upbeat atmosphere, this is the place to go. More...

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10 April 2018

The food here is absolutely amazing! And the best part is they have so many vegan and vegetarian options that are delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. Asked us if we needed anything several times and my drink never went empty. Will be returning soon! More...

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8 April 2018

Really good food!!! Amazing and I will be back my next visit to town

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8 April 2018

Great BBQ, friendly service. Local micro brews on tap are an added plus.

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22 March 2018

Best ribs around. They aernt afraid to spice them up a bit.

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