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Oct 15, 2007 09:18 AM

SURVEY: Best BBQ in Baltimore

I heard RUB (on Light Street) is great. Is it any good? What are your favorite BBQ places in Baltimore.

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  1. IMHO, Andy Nelsons in Cockeysville is by far the best Q that Baltimore has to offer.

    1. I live about two miles from Andy Nelson's and while it's a decent Q, I certainly find the Q at Kloby's on Rolling Road to be superior. Worth the drive from Hunt Valley.

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      1. re: onocoffee

        Is there an address/website/phone number around for Koby's? TIA

        1. re: Pool Boy

          I doubt it. It's just a little place stuck in a strip mall. I liked it, but I wouldn't rate it over Andy's.

        2. Big Bad Wolf on Harford Rd. in Hamilton is very good.

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          1. re: ko1

            I usually love Andy Nelson's but the last time I had the pulled Turkey Q, it tasted like sloppy joe no matter what I put on it. Love their potato salad and beans though.
            Bid Bad Wolf has outstanding pulled pork and eastern shore chicken!

            1. re: ko1

              ko1 - Do you think Big Bad Wolf is better than Andy Nelson's? If so, I'm gonna have to tell Mr. sistereurope that his #1 has some competition!!!

              1. re: sistereurope

                I'd say they were comparable. Others on here would disagree. BBW is also 5 minutes from my house.

                1. re: sistereurope

                  I am not sure I would say better, I've never had the ribs at either place so I can't say how those are, I think the pulled pork at BBW is better then Andy Nelson's (runs to the corner and waits the flaming to begin).

                2. re: ko1

                  Ditto for Big Bad Wolf...Do you have an address please? TIA!


                3. Shorty's on Falls Road. It's best for carry out although there are some outdoor picnic tables. Shorty also provides catering and you can call ahead during the day if you want something in particular to pick up for dinner. Location is in the suburbs but it's worth it! Also heard about Big Bad Wolf on Harford Road in Lauraville, but haven't tried it yet.

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                  1. re: ali123

                    Definitely have to agree about Shorty's. Not only are the ribs good, Shorty is quite the character!

                    1. re: ali123

                      Shorty's has just opened a "2nd location".....they have a trailer set up in the parking lot of the Reiterstown Volunteer Fire Dept on Main Street.....had the Rib Tips last week.....AWESOME !

                    2. RUB is ... all right, I guess. It's a fantastic place to watch some football, drink a few beers, and eat some food that's much better than what you get at most places that show the games, but the times I've gone there solely for food I've been sort of disappointed. I think that just about any of the other bbq places listed in this thread serve a vastly superior product to RUB if the Q is what you're choosing by.