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Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ

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11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
+1 410-527-1167
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10:00 - 20:00
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Andy Nelson is from Athens, Al. My home town. Played for the COLTS. Southern Q is all about the smoking & the sauce. Bama likes a vinegar sauce not sweet or smokey sauce. The Q is great but the vinegar sauce makes it "down home" Also, hush puppies with "white sauce" is down home. Great place for takeout. Q. Meat... More 

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Thank Ryan K
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, We are glad to hear that our Que is delicious for you. We are thrilled to hear that Andy Nelson's has never disappointed you. WE look forward to your next trip in. More 

East Coast, USA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family has been going to Andy Nelson's for years. Overall, it is excellent barbecue. The sauce (and even the potato salad) has a distinctive vinegary taste that is very appealing. On rare occasions, the food is not up to their normal high level of quality: the chicken is sometimes too dry, or the portion size a little inconsistent. On... More 

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your very kind words. We are so glad to know that we are hitting the mark with you. From our smokey, delicious BBQ to our tasty sides and back to our newsletter, we are glad that you enjoy the many facets of Andy Nelson's BBQ! More 

York, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped with my daughter while in the area for a morning appointment. We stopped for lunch and we're both satisfied that we made a good choice. I had a brisket sandwich and she had pulled pork. The brisket was good. I wouldn't say excellent, but good compared to BBQ that I have had in the area. The slaw was very... More 

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Thank camden2468
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Camden, We are so glad to hear that you and your daughter had a great lunch with us. Our brisket and pulled pork are some of our most loved items. We are glad to ehar tha tyou enjoyed them too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Nobody does all forms of barbecue better than Andy. We've been going there for years and test driving the pork vs beef vs chicken vs turkey and the winner is always the customer. Even better is that Baltimore Colts legend Andy Nelson oversees the opertion... WOW !!!

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Thank Alan R
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thank you for your kind words, we really apreciate it. We are thrilled to hear that you have sampled all of our delicious smoked meats, and you approve of them all. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I enjoy the turkey BBQ. I had the chicken once and didn't find it appealing. I'm not at all impressed with the slaw.

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Thank Lisa L
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, We are glad to hear that you enjoy our turkey BBQ. We are a bit shocked to hear that our slaw and chicken didn't wow you! Those are some of our most loved dishes. We completely understand that everyone has different taste, and that can totally be part of the lack of appeal. We hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I'm blessed to have the opportunity to travel for work from Athens AL all the way to Baltimore MD and what do I find....good Alabama style bbq! I've been going here once or twice a year for the last 10 years. Mr Nelson has got it down to a "T"! Everything I've had here is great and tasty! It's a... More 

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words, we really appreciate it. We are thrilled to hear that you have chosen to dine with us for the last 10 years. We are very honored. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We as a family decided on take out....Excellent food, i have had Andy Nelsons BBQ before, but it was the 1st time that the rest of the family has tried it......It was DELICIOUS....we will be going back many more times

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Thank Troy P
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Troy, Thank you for bringing in your family to give us a try! We are glad to hear that everyone loved us! We hope that we will see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The meat is always good with lots of flavors, slow cooked and juicy. Try the beef briquette, my favorite. Side dishes are just the right kind and compliment the meat flavors. Service is always quick no matter how many people are in there. Order takers are always friendly. There is plenty of seating outside.

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Thank Ron S
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear tha tyou enjoy dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I travel from Chincoteague Island, Virginia to fulfill my borderline obsessive, model train desires at M.B Klein. I decided to check TA for a place near by, I am glad I did! A short drive and a tad bit of confusion, I eventually found Andy's! I didn't expect to see what I had found. The service station turned over into... More 

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Thank Charlie C
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Charlie, Thank you for all of your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that we put you into a food coma. We love hearing how our guests love our food. We are glad to hear tha tyou had such a great meal with us. We hope to see you agian soon. More 

Staten Island, New York
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177 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

When you get there there are 2 areas, the out door seating area in a converted gas station and the main building with indoor seating and ordering point. Being our first time here,we went with the recommended pulled pork and had sandwiches. They were very good. The side sauces were ok, not great. Collard greens were very good, mac& cheese-avg.... More 

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Thank NUTN2000
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We are a bit disappointed to hear that our mac and cheese didn't blow you away. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cockeysville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-527-1167
Description
Our Family has nearly a century old tradition of serving "Serious Barbecue." Andy Sr. Learned his labor of love from his dad, 'Guy Nelson' - Chief Barbecue Man for Limestone County, Alabama. In the 50's, Andy & Betty were not only attending Memphis State, raising a family, and sighting the real Elvis, but they were also developing a BBQ style all their own, integrating the spiciness of Memphis BBQ with the Old Nelson Family tradition. Andy's not famous for his championship years with the Baltimore Colts; he's famous for his hickory smoked BBQ. Ask Andy and he'll tell you that one of the secrets is slow cooking. Our BBQ is smoked many hours over Hickory logs until it falls off the bone, then simmered in our own heirloom sauce. Regularly voted "Baltimore's Best BBQ" by the staff and readers of Baltimore Magazine and the City Paper, this is one "Q" you won't want to miss. So let us take you and your guests down the Ol' Mississippi with great "Q" and maybe a little Elvis background music (streamed from Andy's iPod, of course). We recommend adding some of our Extra Fixin's to compliment your meal. We have been providing the Maryland area residents with the Best BBQ in a family atmosphere for over 30 years. We have been delivering quality BBQ to our local community and have never lost sight of what "The Best Q" means to our family and our guests. When it comes to BBQ, we make sure that everything is always made from scratch and everything always tastes perfect. I guarantee it! -Andy Nelson

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