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“Awesome BBQ”

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ
Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Cockeysville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
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
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been coming here for years for the carryout bulk sliced brisket, served with barbeque sauce or au jus. Everything we've tried from here is good. We also love their shredded beef or turkey BBQ. Sides are great, especially the mac & cheese. Service is friendly and very quick.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great place to have ribs and BBQ. The cornbread is great. Plenty of side dishes to choose from. And the local ice cream served is delicious.

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

I love this place! Great food, service and atmosphere. Simple food but made well and it's absolutely delicious!

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Thank Amy F
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This place is absolutely amazing. The wife and I go here regularly when we get a hankering for BBQ. The pulled pork is especially good, as is the corn bread. Get the 2 or 3 piece meals for a good value (it's more than enough food for 2 or 3 people). If you're in the area, go here for sure!

Thank gewbert3
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Being married to a Texan we're picky about our BBQ. Andy Nelson's is pretty good. Most of their stuff (sauce, baked beans, greens) have a bit of heat to them.

Their brisket is good, not great. Though we like more of a pulled consistency over the slices Andy's does.

Their pork is their best meat, and their chicken is pretty good.

Their beans are spicier and more vinegar-ey than most. Have to rate Andy Nelson's, and their beans,as under our local favorites, but still good. Typically one of the places we go when in town.

Thank NeilRJ
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