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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (82 reviews)
“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
“collard greens” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11007 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-2004
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 today

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 4 days ago

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 davejednorski
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 August 4, 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 August 10, 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 August 2, 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 August 3, 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.

Reviewed July 8, 2018

Have to say its been a struggle finding good BBQ outside of Vegas that wasn't a evil chain. Andy Nelsons is finally the hope I have been searching for ..lol We got the platter with all the different meats to get a good taste of...More

Thank bosox_brit66
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Hi Bosox_brit, We're glad that you found us and love hearing that our BBQ meats and corn bread were delicious for you. We look forward to your next trip in.

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I've really tried -- for years. I just don't like the spice and flavors at Andy Nelson's. I know well that I'm in the minority in this community. Andy Nelson's has terrific service, great catering, fun events, etc. All meat is just too spicy for...More

Thank Rita E
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Hi Rita, We thank you for trying our dishes and your feedback. We always want our guests to have the best experience with us and appreciate your kind words about our service, catering, and events. We know that our BBQ isn't for everyone, but we're...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We LOVE Andy’s cornbread, smoked ribs, sweet tea, greens, beans, pulled pork, cole slaw, wet ribs and Alabama apple cake are our favorite carry-out meal and a great picnic if you bring wet towels for your hands after eating the ribs!

Thank tracy b
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you for all of the love! We love hearing that you have so many favorites on our menu and enjoy taking our dishes to a fun picnic. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Never sure how long it will take to get through the line to enjoy the wonderful food. Plenty of outdoor seating. Food is great

Thank MomLaxRef
Andy N, Owner at Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hi Mom Lax Ref, We're glad that our food is great for you and that you enjoy our seating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 21030-2004
  • 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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