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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville, Cockeysville, MD

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
4.6
2729 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar in Cockeysville, Maryland! If you've been searching for the perfect crab cake in the Baltimore area -- or ANY area, for that matter -- look no further than Pappas's 8-ounce cake of glory. Packed with colossal lump crab meat, minimal filler, and a recipe blend that has had people coming back for more since 1972. This gem is why Pappas has been featured on the cover of Baltimore Magazine, appeared on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel, and has won over 20 awards in just a few short years. We proudly welcome guests to enjoy a sinful cocktail at our bar, have a quiet dinner with the family in our dining room, or host a party for up to 80 people in our private room. Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar is fully handicap accessible, and only a stone's throw away from the Beltway, minutes from Hunt Valley and Towson. Make a reservation today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 666-0030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Erick Romero
  • Private party facilities
    Book a private party with Pappas! Parties can range between 25 and 80 people, and you can plan a menu based on you and your guests needs. Please call for more details or visit our website for more menu information!
  • Private party contact
    Justin Windle: (410) 666-0030
  • Neighborhood
    Hunt Valley
  • Cross street
    Cranbrook Road
  • Parking details
    MTA bus stop at Cranbrook Rd. and Ridgland Rd.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

2,729 Reviews
  1. Sophie

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always! Our drink orders were incorrect, but the waiter quickly made them right, so it wasn’t a big deal. Sound level was loud, as usual, as it’s was crowded, and there were several large parties in the room; but we know to expect that, and the food is worth it!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious service was great Wendy was a wonderful warm and kind waitress, the entire place felt like family - thank you Pappas!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab cake dinner was delicious as always. My favorite place to eat out.

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  4. Lovinglife

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We experienced a wonderfully delicious Easter meal. Our meals were cooked to perfection. Pappas ‘s Restaurant is everything you could desire in an enjoyable meal. The Restaurant was tastefully decorated for Easter with it’s usual classy style. Our server Jessica, went out of her way to make sure our dining experience was perfect. Our Crab cakes was filled with chunks of white luscious meat. Our meals included a choice of many tasty side dishes . Pappas’s Restaurant runs like a well oiled machine. Another memorable holiday meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful local place for casual lunch or dinner! Crabcakes are exceptional, but all menu items are great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A fantastic place to have a casual meal with friends or family. Crab cakes are exceptional, but all menu items are well prepared!

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  7. Omihun

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure, enjoying a wonderful meal, in a lovely restaurant💕

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  8. Alicat

    Baltimore

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent service was superb. Love eating at Pappas. I had the fried oysters and they were wonderful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Our waiter was fantastic as well! We will be coming back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food as always. Crab cakes and shrimp scampi were terrific. Rhonda was an excellent server and very attentive & personable.

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  11. NoCell

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good but we got cold French fries and cold jack knife potatoes again. Pappas’ really needs to improve the quality and temperature of the potatoes. Burger was hot but fries were cold. It’s disappointing when you have to either eat cold French fries or wait for a hot order. Grabbing whatever is in the bottom of the bin is quick but is not a solution. Fries should be cooked to order.

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  12. KZHair

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We definitely be back.

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  13. micheleh

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great choices on menu from salads to sandwiches to dinner entrees. Service was a little off but overall good

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  14. Kenzie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard about the incredible crab cakes and the reviews were right. I have a gluten allergy and the server was incredibly knowledgeable and the gluten free crab cake was great!

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  15. GaryG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. Will definitely come again.

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  16. DebbieB

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, gluten free options including crabcakes and soup. Attentive waitstaff and friendly manager

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  17. JackieM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. They have the best crab cakes.

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  18. Shelly

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was not very attentive. The restaurant ambience is a little old-fashioned.

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  19. bruce

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always the best crab cake Service was ok Not rushed

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  20. MikeC

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Carol. The best seafood. We got the mussels, crab cakes and Maryland crab soup. Delicious!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely super delicious imported crab cakes. Some of the best around. Quite comfortable seating and good service in all my visits. . I think the staff is very friendly and want you to have a good experience. Brian A. Is such a super host on Sundays. Gets very busy on weekend nights . Crab soup is delectable and leaves you wanting more.

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  22. CB17

    Baltimore

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When looking for crab cakes, there are at most 6 places that have arguable the best in the world, and they are all in Maryland. Since this is a review of Pappas in Cockeysville, I will not mention the others, but know that Pappas is in the top 2 of those restaurants that offer the best crab cakes in Maryland. Even though we live in Bel Air, home to the newest Pappas franchise, we prefer the Cockeysville location and will drive the 31 minutes from home to dine there. Food is always great. This time, though, we had to send our Shrimp Bisque special back, as it was obviously the bottom of the pot and should never have been served, but this is the first time ever we have had less then great food here. Service was spotty. There are veteran servers there that are the best. Newer servers, like we had last night, are learning, and we understand that. The one thing that all restaurants and servers need to know is timing, i.e. meals should come in the following order spaced appropriately... 1. Cocktail orders and delivery ASAP upon being seated. 2. Appetizers should be served next after the libation[s]. 3. Salads should arrive after the appetizers are finished. They should never arrive at the same time unless a salad IS an appetizer. 4. Main course. In our case last night, our appetizers arrived with our salads. Within 3 minutes of their delivery, our main course arrived. Not good. We have noticed that this happens often when the orders are taken by the server and then subsequently delivered by someone else. Timing is everything. No one wants to be rushed to wolf down an appetizer, then a salad while your main course is sitting on the table getting cold.

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  23. KenC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    15 minutes late getting seated even though we had a reservation. Food and service were awesome!

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  24. Sheldon

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On Valentine’s Day, Papas was very busy, but the wait staff and kitchen did an outstanding job. The Rockfish was deliceous. A little disappointed that they didn’t have my favorite cucumber salad, but they made it up by providing a rose for all female diners. Great touch and the owners are to be lauded for it.

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  25. EutobyJ

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentines day celebration, so it was a specific menu so we were not able to have the cucmber salad and some of the other entrees we normally order and the rice pudding was not available on this menu. Their most popular foods were on the menu such as their crab cakes.

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  26. Dilbrew

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful choice for Valentines date with my wife. Service was excellent as always. The crab cakes were yummy!

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  27. GaryRs

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    3 couples went together for Valentine’s Day. The crab cakes, filet mignon, crab imperial and artichoke salad were all terrific. It was very crowded but didn’t take long for the food. Always happy here.

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  28. Sergeo

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was uncharacteristically super slow, and this was at 4 PM. It will make us think twice before we go again.

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  29. lindah

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best crab cakes anywhere in the world!!!

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  30. Dsakpa

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Crabcakes were all jumbo lump and delicious. Greek Salad was great. Cucumber Salad was great with bread. It’s normally only served with dinner but they had it ready ahead so we got some for lunch.

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  31. deborahs

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always very accommodating and great food! Early dinner which was very fun

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  32. TeeS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pappas is a great restaurant with great service. The staff are professionals and very attentive. The food is served hot and taste great. I would definitely recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! Great service. We can’t wait to visit again.

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  34. SteveM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff are extremely personable and professional. The crab cake dinner is always our go-to meal and was as always simply outstanding.

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  35. ChristopherP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was very good. What I was disappointed about was that when I made my online reservations (2) days in advance, I was not asked if I wanted to be seated in the general restaurant area or the sport bar/High top table area. My guest and I were subsequently seated in the restaurant area. I purposely made reservations at this restaurant (Pappas Sport bar/Restaurant) for my guest and I to watch the Playoff Football game. When accepting reservations at this venue, Open Table needs to specify where the guests will be seated.

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  36. StillARaven

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great atmosphere, three different seating spaces depending on your dining preference which was a pleasant surprise. The Bavarian Fudge Cake with the mini crab cakes are worth the trip.

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  37. JudeSter

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always treated well and of course the best crabcakes!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Pappa but it definitely lived up to expectations! Crab cakes get five stars!

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  39. Joan

    Baltimore

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very busy., thus loud and service not up to par. Crabcakes are excellent. Ice cream Sunday was very large portion . We did not get rolls, more water or cocktail sauce as you usually receive. I believe the larger than usual crowd account for the lack of good service. Will return one day.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was friendly and accommodating Answering questions and checking with the bar for mock tail options. We decided against the mock tail but appreciated his efforts

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FAQs

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 666-0030.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.6 stars by 2729 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

550 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cranbrook Road
  • Neighborhood
    Hunt Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    MTA bus stop at Cranbrook Rd. and Ridgland Rd.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Erick Romero
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 666-0030
  • Private party facilities
    Book a private party with Pappas! Parties can range between 25 and 80 people, and you can plan a menu based on you and your guests needs. Please call for more details or visit our website for more menu information!
  • Private party contact
    Justin Windle: (410) 666-0030
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