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E. Jay Zuspan, III - Executive ChefE. Jay Zuspan, III has always enjoyed cooking and, over the years, gained a deep appreciation for fresh, locally sourced products. To foster his passion, Jay studied at Baltimore Culinary College and has worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. Recognizing the great potential for a restaurant offering contemporary American fare in downtown Hagerstown, Jay opened 28 South in the historic Schindel-Rohrer Building in September 2012 and serves as the executive chef.

In 2017, Jay took over the Bulls and Bears restaurant located steps away from 28 South. He currently runs both restaurants bringing a variety of cuisine to downtown Hagerstown.

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“The food was amazing and we loved the atmosphere. Our waiter was incredibly helpful. Can't wait to bring out family and friends to try it out!” ~ Bonnie Blandford

“I enjoyed my burger and it was made to order. Server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu and drink options.” ~ Robin W.

“Everything we had was superb. The crab wontons were off the chart. They were full of crab and not cream cheese like all of the others I have had. I ordered the steak entree and my wife ordered the crab cakes, which we split. The steak was cooked perfectly and was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes were worthy of Maryland's best. The booths were the most comfortable I have ever been in. Service was first rate as well. If you like good food, this is a must.” ~ Paul Chilcoat

“Staff is amazingly attentive, yet fun and knowledgeable of the extensive craft beers. Never had a disappointing meal. Always great at 28 South.” ~ Barb Shorb

“Our office had our Christmas luncheon on 12/11/2012. We had a wonderful experience at 28 South. Our service was prompt and wonderful and our food was delicious! We will recommend to others and surely go back again. Thank you.” ~ Julie Bachtell