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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 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
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Cockeysville
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently great food, friendly atmosphere! Have been not only to the York Road location but have enjoyed their catered food as well at several parties. Among my favorites: Pit Beef, Brisket, Baked Beans and Collard Greens! :)

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Thank stephensY6451LQ
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Stephens, We are glad to hear tha tyou have enjoyed our dishes in our restaurant and at some great events. We always love to hear how much our guests enjoy our dishes. We are glad to know that you have some great favorites on our menu. More 

Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch while waiting for my parrot to have her high-risk surgery at the Hunt Valley Animal Hospital. Worried and stressed-out, I found the staff's generous hospitality and helpfulness with their many choices on their menu to be very comforting. The young man at the counter highly recommended the corn bread and the young lady suggested the... More 

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

Hi Storm Bird, We are glad to hear that your baby made it through surgery and is safe at home recovering. Thank you for stopping in and giving Andy Nelson's BBQ a try. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the pulled pork and corn bread. We are always happy to hear that our service and dishes are fantastic! More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few short miles off I-83, on York Rd. in Cockeysville, sits the southern BBQ inspired shack known as Andy Nelson's. I believe that I saw it had a Drive Thru attached to it in the back, as well, which is handy considering it's got a super small parking area and sits off a busy roadway. The BBQ was... More 

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

Hi Joe, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to say, yes, we do have a drive through. We are glad that you enjoyed your pit bbq chicken sandwich and sides. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Maryland,US
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I. had heard about this place for years and drove by it a hundred times. Finally got the chance to try it, was not disappointed. First off, it's hard to read the sign when driving on York road, but knew exactly where I was going this time. I got ribs, cole slaw, wife got turkey sandwich. This was more than... More 

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

Hi Kevin, Thank you for giving us a try. We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us. Thank you for your great tips for your fellow Trip Advisor readers. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Andy Nelson's is a treasure. The ribs, chicken and pulled pork are all good. My favorite are the rib tips sandwich and the Southern Pit Beef Sandwich. Always a line out the door at lunch, but it moves fast and no one cares. Andy is usually behind the counter delivering orders. There is a choice of sauces, both are strong.... More 

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

Hi Michael, We are glad to hear that Andy Nelson's BBQ is a treasure for you! We are always thrilled to hear feedback from our guests. We are glad that you have so many favorites with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cockeysville, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and was very disappointed with the ribs. Second time in a row that we went and left unhappy with our meals. Ribs were way over cooked. This place is a neighborhood favorite that is slowly gone down hill. Let's hope they pick up their game. Because they support many local nonprofits I will go back again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal with us. We are always more than happy to remake a dish for one of our guests,if they are not satisfied with it. More 

baltimore, md
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Run by a retired Baltimore Colts player. Good barbecue in a very casual setting. Variety of sauces. During warm weather they have tables outside.

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Thank baltimoregirl07
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feelings about our delicious BBQ! We are glad that you enjoy our BBQ, sauces, and atmosphere. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We've been coming here for years for the great BBQ. The food is consistently good, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. We're partial to the "pulled turkey Q" and pulled pork sandwiches, plus the beans, slaw and (our new favorite) the mac and cheese. People always seem to be happy there, enjoying the food with other appreciative diners.... More 

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Thank The_walkers21209
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for being loyal guests. We love how much you enjoy our dishes and sauces. We always love to hear how our guests use our sauces at home. See you soon! More 

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 17 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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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Thank Advisor-by-Day
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 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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