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“Meeting A Colt Legend and his restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Cockeysville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Meeting A Colt Legend and his restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Great food, service and a great Colt. Been wanting to visit this location for years, not disappointed. I was lucky to meet Andy and talk to him about "The Greatest Game EverPlayed "

  • Visited May 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
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“Great Food with Local History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Go back in time to the old days when a BBQ place had picnic tables and great food. Stop by and see for yourself. Be sure to try the homemade lemonade. You will have a tough time just picking one meal. Enjoy

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampstead, Maryland
1 review
“yummy bbq”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Yummy bbq and a nice atmosphere. Family friendly. You will want to try everything on the menu. A must try.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drytab
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“jp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I always go back for the pulled pork bbq. The taste is always consistent. I first went there for lunch with co-workers. Then I took my wife for dinner and she go hooked on it. We have recommended it to friends. Just a good place to get good food at a good price.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank jpaul19
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Great time at Andy Nelson's BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Went back to Andy Nelson's after not being their since last summer and frequenting other local and closer bbq joints. However, it was so worth the trip and the some of the best bbq in the Baltimore area. The brisket was awesome and my wife, who is not a huge bbq fan was so pleased and raved about the yard bird chicken sandwich. My whole family met there for a family lunch and we all loved the food and the atmosphere.

DJ

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave J
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