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The Broad Axe Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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28 West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 301-733-8454
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

It is an interesting place if you compare it to most bars in Hagerstown which are terrible. The clientele is mostly 20ish. On Thursday they also have jazz. The menu is rather limited---mostly hamburgers and sandwiches. My hamburger was average. I had a couple of glasses of red wine that were decent. It is not a place for conversation since... More 

Thank John M
Timonium, MD
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect of this place. The menu is pretty typical of bar food. Don't go expecting amazing food but it is definitely palatable. More so, the ambiance and vibe of this place is just cool. It kinda feels like old time car garage meets new age brewery. I was pretty impressed with the beer list too!... More 

Thank princess3182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • 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?