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“Still the best BBQ around”

Andy Nelson's Southern Pit BBQ
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Cockeysville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Baltimore
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27 reviews
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“Still the best BBQ around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Andy's for years. It's getting a little pricey but what isn't? They have a lot of new people filling orders so the only suggestion is check your order to make sure everything you ordered is included and the quality, particularly on ribs, is up to par.

  • Visited May 2014
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Reisterstown
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3 restaurant reviews
“Baltimore Icon never fails to please!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just great barbecue and excellent service in an old, clean establishment! Very funky garage atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Excellent Casual dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Andys is a memphis style Barbaque in the heart of Maryland. Hearty, tasty meals, excellent service and a very eclectic atmosphere. Did I mention the price is right also.
You have to travel down south the get BBQ this awesome and comobo meals like these. I try to get there once a week - Highly recommendend!

  • Visited June 2014
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Cockeysville, Maryland
2 reviews
“Great casual dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is by far the best casual BBQ restaurant in the area. The quality of the food is aways consistent--great! We visit Andy's at least once a week. With great service and live music outside it makes for a great dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Andy Nelson's is fantastic. I usually stop by 2-3 times per week. This place is a must visit!! From the pit beef, brisket or pit turkey on thursday's, this is where you want to be. Give it a try and you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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