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
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 BBQ Man for Limestone County, Alabama.
In the 1950’s, Andy and wife Betty were not only attending Memphis State and raising a family, but they were also developing a BBQ style all on their own, integrating the spiciness of Memphis BBQ with the Old Nelson Family tradition.
Andy’s not famous just for his championship years with the Baltimore Colts; he’s also 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 for many hours over hickory logs until it falls off the bone, and then it’s simmered in our own heirloom sauce”. Now-a-days you can still catch Andy at the restaurant tasting the food to make sure it’s “Andy Nelson Quality”, meeting the guests and even talking about his good old football days with the Baltimore Colts!
Regularly voted “Baltimore’s Best BBQ” by the staff and readers of Baltimore Magazine and the City Paper, this is one “Q” in Baltimore that you don’t want to miss. So let us take you and your guests down the Ol’ Mississippi with great “Q” in a relaxed southern friendly atmosphere. When you stop in to see us you’re even likely to hear a little Elvis background music (streamed from Andy’s iPod, of course). When you come in to get your Andy Nelson’s “Q” we recommend adding some extra fixin’s to compliment your meal like our homemade coleslaw or pork sausages.
Andy Nelson’s Barbecue has a proud tradition of serving great “Q” within our greater Baltimore area. Everything that we serve is made by hand from scratch and we believe that it truly shows in the quality of our “Q”. Whether you are looking for BBQ sandwiches for your whole family or you are looking for great BBQ for your office or just getting yourself some lunch. Let Andy Nelson’s Barbeque make your meal one to remember.
So if you are near the Baltimore area and whether you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat or bringing the whole family for dinner, Andy Nelson’s Barbeque has got you covered. Our mission each and every day is to bring the absolute best BBQ that we can offer to our community and give the dining experience that only Andy Nelson’s Barbecue can deliver.
“Best Barbecue” City Paper – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, & 2011
“Voted Best Barbecue” – Baltimore Magazine – 2002, 2005 & 2008
“People’s Choice Award” – Baltimore Magazine – 2003, 2004 & 2005
“The best “Q” in Baltimore!” – Keith Trayer, Glen Burnie MD
“I have instructed my children to have my funeral catered by Andy Nelsons. It’s one of the best foods I have ever eaten!!!” - Jim Renaud, Parkton MD
Great atmosphere! The food is always fantastic and the decor makes me feel like I’m in someone’s home. Best chicken wings in Baltimore!” – Holly Ziegler, Towson MD
“I drive 30 miles to come to your restaurant and it is worth the drive. It costs me $8.00 in gas to eat a $7.00 sandwich. That should speak for itself. Keep up the good work.” – Alan Snyder, Sparrows Pt MD
“The food was amazing and always consistent!” – Elyssa Yankelov, Baltimore MD
“Friendly staff, top quality food, great price. A truly well run establishment that is absolutely a staple in the community. Thanks” – Finn Sorteberg, Glen Arm MD
“Keep doing what you’re doing, you are great.” – Tehran Mosbriantanha, Sparks MD