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Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ

11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-2004
+1 410-527-1167
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (81 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
“collard greens” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-2004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand Mr. Nelson used to play football for the Colts. From the south, he decided to open up a darned good "food for the soul" BBQ place. Very interesting establishment, inside and outside, and you can eat in what used to be an old...More

Thank IntegrityMatters52
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Integrity Matters, Thank you for your great comments and review. We're glad to hear that our food is darn good for you and that our restaurants style takes you back to the 50's.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great. Rib platter was fantastic. Ribs were fall off the bone and the corn bread was delicious. If you are in the area it is a must have.

Thank Brian W
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Thank you for all of your terrific comments about our ribs, corn bread, and service. We appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Have to say its been a struggle finding good BBQ outside of Vegas that wasn't a evil chain. Andy Nelsons is finally the hope I have been searching for ..lol We got the platter with all the different meats to get a good taste of...More

Thank bosox_brit66
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Bosox_brit, We're glad that you found us and love hearing that our BBQ meats and corn bread were delicious for you. We look forward to your next trip in.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I've really tried -- for years. I just don't like the spice and flavors at Andy Nelson's. I know well that I'm in the minority in this community. Andy Nelson's has terrific service, great catering, fun events, etc. All meat is just too spicy for...More

Thank Rita E
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Rita, We thank you for trying our dishes and your feedback. We always want our guests to have the best experience with us and appreciate your kind words about our service, catering, and events. We know that our BBQ isn't for everyone, but we're...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We LOVE Andy’s cornbread, smoked ribs, sweet tea, greens, beans, pulled pork, cole slaw, wet ribs and Alabama apple cake are our favorite carry-out meal and a great picnic if you bring wet towels for your hands after eating the ribs!

Thank tracy b
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you for all of the love! We love hearing that you have so many favorites on our menu and enjoy taking our dishes to a fun picnic. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Never sure how long it will take to get through the line to enjoy the wonderful food. Plenty of outdoor seating. Food is great

Thank MomLaxRef
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Mom Lax Ref, We're glad that our food is great for you and that you enjoy our seating.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We made a quick stop at ANDY NELSON'S on our way back from Amish country. Service was quick in that you place your order at the desk and then wait while seated for your number. We had the pulled pork bbq sandwiches but with different...More

Thank Kathleen K
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your great comments about our food and restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that everything was tasty for you and your husband. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area.

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The former Baltimore Colt has for years had a winner here. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket....you can’t go wrong. They also do catering. This is really good bbq.

Thank Richard J
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Richard, We're glad that our BBQ is so delicious for you! Thank you for your great comments about our Ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 March 2018

The food is always good. I like the wet ribs and my children love the brisket. I'm from NC and don't love their BBQ, but I know that many Marylanders do love it. Overall, I find it VERY overpriced.

Thank Kim L
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Kim, We're glad that our ribs are tasty for you and your kids love our brisket. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Was passing thru, meet my dad here for a quick lunch. I got the beef brisket sandwich with sides of potatoe salad and Cole slaw. Everything was superb.... will definently frequent this place again

Thank scooby-BTR
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Scooby-BTR, Thank you for stopping in and giving us a try. It's great to hear that our beef brisket sandwich, potato salad, and cole slaw were fantastic for you. We look forward to your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 21030-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cockeysville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-527-1167
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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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