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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%
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“cornbread” (75 reviews)
“pulled pork” (65 reviews)
“collard greens” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They have really good baby back ribs and they coleslaw and baked beans are delicious! I️ love the whole southern vibe and will definitely be back for more. They cornbread is to die for!

Thank Bullybrock
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Bullybrock, We’re thrilled to hear that our baby back ribs, coleslaw, cornbread and baked beans are delicious for you. Thank you for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You haven't had wings until you have tried Smoked Wings at Andy Nelson's. Way superior to any fired version for sure. The brisket and pulled pork sandwiches are large and satisfying. The beans have a kick and the cornbread is perfect. Have eaten here many...More

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

Hi Constance, We’re thrilled to hear all your kind words about our wings, brisket, pulled pork, beans, and corn bread. It’s fantastic to know that our dishes are so tasty for you. We’re glad that your catered party was such a success with our dishes....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With family from the South, this is our go to barbecue spot. Love the pork barbecue, collard greens, and potato salad especially. The Bama sauce is our favorite topping. They are good at accommodating gluten free for celiac or gluten intolerance. If you're lucky, Andy...More

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

Hi BaltBT, It's great to hear that we are your go-to Barbecue spot. We're glad to hear that your favorites include our pulled pork, collard greens, and potato salad. We happen to think that our Bama sauce is the perfect companion to our dishes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Hunt Valley for work and my customer recommended we try the place. We got there at 11;45 for lunch and it filled up very quickly. The pulled pork bbq sandwich was delicious, as was the side of mac & cheese. They also...More

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

Hi Stephen, We're glad to hear that Andy Nelson's BBQ was recommended to you. Thank you for all of your great comments about our dishes. It's fantastic to know that our pulled pork, mac and cheese, and baked beans were a hit for you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

large and small platters-portions humungus- everything delicious-will cater your next party-will bring the truck to your front door deliciously magical-priced well

Thank 849lawrences
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lawrences, Thank you for your kind words about our delicious dishes. We're glad that you enjoy our catering services as well.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's average at best. Brisket was dry, not much flavor. The ribs were the cheap gristle spare ribs, full of cartlidge. Baked beans had a weird flavor. Mac and cheese was pretty good. On the bright side the cornbread was off the hook! Moist and...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your visit wasn't the best it should have been. We are well known as being a favorite BBQ restaurant among our guests. We are always more than happy to...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

The ribs are excellent. Got the ribs dry because there are different sauces on each table. Not a fancy place but plenty of seating in a barbecue atmosphere. You order at the counter and then take your food to a table. The stewed tomatoes and...More

1  Thank Judgedml
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Judgedml, We're glad that our ribs, stewed tomatoes, and cornbread were fantastic for you. We love hearing such great feedback from our guests. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

I've had Andy's 3 times cater events and the food was delicious! Pulled Pork BBQ, great variety of sauces and lots of sides! Andy's will deliver (on time) and set up for you! an excellent business and the tastiest BBQ anywhere!

Thank Finnegan S
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Finnegan, We're happy to have been able to cater for your events. Thank you for your kind words about our dishes and sauces. We hope that we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Many visits but never a review until now. This may be one of the most consistent restaurants that I have ever visited. Good food every time. Andy isn't giving anything away in terms of prices but the term "you get what you pay for" truly...More

1  Thank Jorge D
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Jorge, We're happy to be such a consistency for you. It's fantastic to hear that our food is always tasty and spot on. Thank you for letting us know.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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