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Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ

11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
+1 410-527-1167
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (62 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food was great, parking a little crazy. If you are going to try for the first time don't go during lunch hours. It's crazy! Very good food but rushed during lunch time, if you don't know the system you are run over. After lunch time...More

Thank bms9248
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and comments. We're glad to hear that our dishes are delicious and you enjoy dining with us.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Being from the south I've eaten plenty of southern BBQ. This place calls itself southern but i didn't see that. The BBQ was tender and cooked just right. The beans and potato salad were different but not too bad. All in all it was good...More

Thank Anita V
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Anita, We're glad to hear that you enjoy our BBQ. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed some of our most loved dishes. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Dr's appointments in Lutherville today, and the best part, if there is a best part of seeing a Dr., is ANDY NELSON'S for lunch!!!!! Our go to place every time we are in the area. Great, friendly service preps you for their great food!! I...More

Thank Keysin10
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Keysin, We're glad that you're home too! We are thrilled to hear how much you love our pit beef and potato salad. We have to admit that we have a hard time eating BBQ that isn't ours. We are a bit biased though. Thank...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Terrific pork and beef bbq. The sides are a meal in themselves. Baked beans are s southern treat and the mac and cheese is really delicious.

Thank mhardywright
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your great comments and review. We're glad to hear that our BBQ and sides are great for you. It is great to know that our baked beans and mac and cheese are a few of your favorites.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The portions are large and quality excellent Brisket is exceptional and numerous tasty sides. Easy access to parking. Indoor /outdoor seating.

Thank Sue C
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Sue, We're glad to hear that our brisket is exceptional and our sides are tasty. We love hearing that you enjoy dining with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Where do I start. We decided to go here based on Trip Advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed. Being a BBQ guy, I wanted to try everything! I got a platter, I believe it was called something trifecta, in other words I got three meats. I...More

Thank Larry_O5
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Larry, We're thrilled to hear that you found us. Thank you for giving us a try and your kind words. We love hearing about our guests experiences with us. It's so great that you were able to try so many different meats that we...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I am originally from eastern NC so I have pretty high standards for BBQ. Andy Nelson's is a good place to go for lunch or dinner. The prices are on par with the amount of food you get. Its not in my top 5 every...More

Thank Jeffery M
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi Jeffery, Thank you for letting us know that our Que is a high ranker for you. We love knowing that our dishes are pretty great and tasty for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

pork ribs were barely warm. Very meaty. Barbecue sauce had too much vinegar for my taste, corn bread was averageMore

Thank Albert D
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hello Albert, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We’re disappointed to hear that the ribs were not as hot as they should have been. We’re also sorry to hear that our corn bread didn’t blow you away! Both of those...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

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! :)More

Thank stephensY6451LQ
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

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...More

Thank stormbird
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Cuisine
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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