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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (82 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
“collard greens” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-2004
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are picnic tables and places to sit and eat but Andy Nelson's is first and foremost a carryout. Outstanding pit beef and pulled pork is offered in different sizes. Great ribs (I personally like them better than the Corner Stable's ribs). Service is quick....More

Thank Mary P
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mary, We're glad to hear your comments and appreciate your terrific feedback. It's a treat to hear that our service is great and that our dishes are great.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had this food at catered office functions... And I've taken friends and family to lunch there. I like the pulled Turkey. However... I have to say, I find anything in bbq sauce WAY too overly salty, which really ruins it for me. :(

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

Hi Jena, We're glad that you enjoy our pulled turkey and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad Andy's decided to open on Sundays. Our visit today was laid back and we couldn't be happier. Food was tasty as always, I love the collard greens!

Thank kamos85
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kamos, It's wonderful to hear how great your visit with us was. Thank you for all of your kind words.

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Once I celebrated a birthday dinner here and we live more than an hour away. We’ve tried most everything on the menu but is the smoked biscuit sandwich a secret item?

Thank Jay C
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Jay, We're glad that you have tried so many of our delicious dishes! Thank you for dining with us and for celebrating your birthday with us.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Regular patron. Always love to go there. One of the best parts is talking with Andy sr. Jr is a nice guy too, but you can't beat an original! Everything's always great, but Catfish Friday is an unbeatable Cockeysville tradition. Don't miss it.

Thank Brook B
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Brook, We're proud to have you as a regular patron! It's always terrific to hear how much you enjoy dining with us and chatting with Andy. We're glad that our catfish is delicious and a great tradition for you.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Being a tremendous smoked meat lover, I've been here many times. You'll get hungry from the aroma just by walking in the door. Definitely get the smoked briscut sandwich. After you're done the sandwich you'll still need a fork to finish all the meat that...More

Thank Dave J
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Dave, We're happy to hear that just the smell of our delicious smoked meats make you hungry! Thank you for all of your great comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Andy Nelson is a treasure bbq eatery in Cockeysville/Hunt Valley. Offers lots of food choices. The macaroni & cheese, cornbread and wings are my favorites. Homemade food when you want a break cooking at home. Other choices include barbecue, brisket, ribs, pulled pork or turkey,...More

Thank Paula C
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Paula, We're thrilled to hear all of your kind words and recommendations. We love hearing how tasty all of our dishes are for you and that our BBQ is prefect for a night our or just when you don't feel like cooking. We look...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Every time I go there I’m never disappointed. The pork bbq is my favorite as well as the cole slaw. The cornbread is great too!!!

Thank pebbees
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Pebbees, It's terrific to hear that each visit is delicious and our pork BBQ is your favorite along with our cole slaw. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

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 10 August 2018

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 3 August 2018 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 3 August 2018

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.

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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, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 21030-2004
  • 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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