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Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ

11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
+1 410-527-1167
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (79 reviews)
“pulled pork” (66 reviews)
“collard greens” (19 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not one to usually give bad reviews, but I am making an exception today. My husband is a die-hard fan of Andy Nelson's but I beg to differ. For the past few times when he has brought home food in the evenings it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dry rubbed ribs are the way to go here. St Louis style, so you have to pull the meat off the bone, but that is my personal preference. Smoke ring is evident on every rib, and the dry rub is excellent. The sauces are quite...More

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ms, We're glad to hear that our St Louis style ribs are right up your alley! Thank you for all of your kind words about the flavor in the ribs as well as how tasty our sauces, wings, and stewed tomatoes are. We look...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is Great! Old time pics on wall. The owner Andy came to our table to check on us. The BBQ was out of this world. The Apple cake great. The homemade Apple cider complimented the meal perfectly. Can't wait to get back.

Thank BenjiMissa F
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Benji Missa, Thank you for all of your kind words about our Que! We love hearing how delicious of a meal you had with us, and how excited you are to return.

Reviewed 24 December 2017

We try to stop in at Andy Nelsons when ever we are in the area. All the BBQ is good and the service is very good. The cornbread is a must have. If you are not 100% satisfied Andy Nelson Jr will make it right....More

Thank Mike C
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Mike, We're glad to hear that our BBQ is so tasty for you. Here at Andy Nelson's BBQ we are always more than happy to make sure that our guests love dining with us. Thank you for letting us know that we are hitting...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Those of us seniors who remember a small bar-b-que joint years ago will not want to miss this unique restaurant/carry-out. Excellent food.

Thank matt71457
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Matt, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that our BBQ doesn't disappoint. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve spent a lot of time at BBQ joints in the South. Andy Nelson’s is good but it’s not Corkey’s in Memphis. Service was fast, efficient and very polite. I had the brisket sandwich, roll was tasteless white bread. Meat was hot and flavorful. Limited...More

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Mark, We're glad to hear that our dishes are good for you, but disappointed that Andy Nelson's BBQ isn't the best. Our Mac and cheese is a well-loved dish that is made from scratch daily. We strive to keep our recipes as delicious as...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

I have to admit: I've never really considered myself a fan of BBQ. Growing up north of the Mason-Dixon line, BBQ was just not a part of my formative years. Nevertheless, I have to admit that one dinner at Andy Nelson's sure made a believer...More

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi BurkBob, It's great to hear that Andy Nelson's BBQ has made you a believer in the tasty goodness of BBQ! Thank you for all of your great comments about our dishes and atmosphere. We're happy that dining with us was such a treat for...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

In town from Alabama and always stop in for bbq. Andy Nelson's never disappoints. Had a great dinner of pulled pork sandwich (Which I soak with his famous "pig dip" sauce). Baked beans and tater wedges on the side. Wonderful meal!

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Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We're glad to hear that Andy Nelosn's BBQ is a staple for you when you are in town. It's fantastic that our BBQ, sides, and sauce is so delicious for you.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

What a surprise. The meat is so tender and there is plenty to choose from. I am not always wild about cole slaw when I am out, but theirs was good. Decent prices, casual place. Very busy but they keep things moving.

Thank skr42016
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi Skr42016, We're thrilled to hear your great comments. We smoke our meats low and slow to get the best flavor and texture possible. We're glad that you approve and enjoy our dishes and sides. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I normally visit once every other week to get the pit beef for lunch. Seasoned and cooked great! I also get the smoked chicken and cornbread occasionally and it is very good!

Thank Sue S
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Sue, We're proud to be a staple in your lunches. Thank you for letting us know that our pit beef and smoked chicken are your favorites. We look forward to your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cockeysville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-527-1167
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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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