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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville, Cockeysville, MD

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.7
4.7
2353 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to the newest 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 40 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 reservations today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • 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

    Carlos Zea

  • 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

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What 2,353 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

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  1. C

    Charmcity

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Crab cakes were amazing as usual. Our server was PHENOMENAL!!! Great service!
  2. B

    Baldy

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Very crowded on a Saturday night. Fifteen minute wait despite reservations. Our waiter was attentive and professional. Appetizers of crab dip and calamari were good but not great. However, the crab cakes were phenomenal. Pappas certainly lived up to its reputation as having the best crab cakes in town.
  3. AA

    AmyA

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My food was burned. I had gotten the spinach queche appetizers. There were still good, but every one of them was burned/black on the bottom.
  4. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful waiter. Wish I could remember his name.
  5. FG

    FredG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Ordered app and salad. App came then salad. Then meal right on top of everything. Felt rushed.
  6. SH

    SueH

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Most meals were very good. I got the halibut/ crab special with the asparagus upcharge. The asparagus was small, not a problem, but terribly overcooked. I cannot imagine that a chef would have allowed it to leave the kitchen that way. The halibut was tasty; but dry. The waiter removed the asparagus from the charge, and replaced it with coke slaw, without hesitation. This may have been my first time ordering something other than a crabcake. Not a major disappointment, but I was not totally enamored with my meal.
  7. j

    judyv

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Order came out perfect
  8. NG

    NortonG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Michael was excellent
  9. RI

    RICHARDC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food is always great. However our server (Ethan?) could have been a tad more attentive considering the fact that the restaurant was far from busy.
  10. H

    Hank

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've dined here several times. Never had other than a great staff and wonderful food. We've never been there when it wasn't full of customers. Yet the noise level is low. Makes it nice to be able to not only enjoy a meal together but to be able to talk in conversational volume with ease. Love this place.
  11. KW

    KarlW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food exceeded my expectation!
  12. C

    Ceecee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a table for four and our waiter was attentive. The crab cakes ordered by two of us were superb as expected and our dining partner's chicken dish delicious as well. The turkey dinner was comprised of not fresh, off the bone turkey, but deli meat. That was disappointing. All in all, though, we had a wonderful time.
  13. GG

    GadgetGuy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've had meals here on several occasions in the last few years and never had a bad meal. My wife and I went for an Anniversary dinner and the steak and crabcakes did not disappoint. We will be going back!
  14. PC

    PhyllisC

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Service excellent!
  15. b

    barrys

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Albany New York took our grandchildren who live in Pikesville Maryland out for dinner sat outside wonderful experience excellent service delicious food
  16. SB

    StephanieB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have been to Pappa’s several times. We love the crab cakes! Best we have ever had!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Crab cake was excellent as always. The octopus lacked seasoning (guess I got spoiled the last time). It wasn’t bad though, just not fabulous like it was on my last visit.
  18. DK

    DeniseK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food, service, ambiance was very good. We enjoyed our sibling luncheon together.
  19. b

    bruce

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated early Excellent server and have had her several times Prices went up since our last visit
  20. TL

    TimL

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Lots of little kids running around. Where were the parents?? Wish they had been seated in a different dining room and other patrons seated elsewhere so everyone could enjoy a nice dinner. Great server and food.
  21. r

    reviewer

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST crabcakes and it was a nice night to eat outside.
  22. M

    Maddogg

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can’t go wrong if you’re craving a perfect crab cake.
  23. H

    Hank

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The crab cakes were excellent and the cucumber salad they give you is a nice touch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent crab cakes, excellent service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience we celebrated a birthday- Food Great !
  26. ED

    EddieD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service and most importantly good food 👍. My family and I had a good experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  27. WD

    WilliamD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. One of the best Maryland crab cakes in Maryland for sure!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A summer date night with my husband. We had a great experience. We were greeted by the owner’s son n law who went into detail about how the menu items are cooked to order and freshly prepared. We shared a crab pretzel for an appetizer and it was delicious. I had to try the famous crab cake and it didn’t disappoint at all. My husband had the jumbo stuffed shrimp and it was amazing
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Deanna was WONDERFUL!!
  30. SR

    ShariR

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, good service, good food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was our waiter. It was all well seasoned and fresh.
  32. DE

    DawnE

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Remembering our mother
  33. JL

    JodiLo

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their gluten free crab cakes! Every trip to MD included a trip to Pappas!
  34. BK

    BrandonK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent crab cakes and pasta. We came for our anniversary dinner and had a wondeful time!
  35. JD

    JeaniseD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling through Baltimore and were trying different Crab Cake restaurants. Pappas was the best! Sam our server was incredible!
  36. Y

    Yummy2

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Late lunch with a friend on a Friday afternoon. The food was okay. By the way, we did not get the crab cakes. Wanted to try something else. My friend had the shrimp salad sandwich. She described it as just okay. I had a Caesar salad and broiled salmon. The salad was also just okay. The salmon, meh! It was basically flavorless although there was plenty of spice on top of the fish. Service was decent.
  37. NG

    NortonG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon was great. Very efficient and swordfish with shrimp was excellent
  38. MJ

    MissJane

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    First of all, I have been a long time Pappas fan dining in Parkville for many years. Cockeyville is more convenient for me. I made reservations for five people. It was very busy. We were seated in the bar area where it was very noisy. I had difficulty hearing those at my table. Service was very slow, I am sure because they were so busy so that is understandable. Our waitress was attentive and wonderful. I was disappointed in the food, especially the crab cake. Had it been my first at Pappas I would never have come back. The slaw, which I had previously loved tasted bland and uninviting. The sweet potato fries were delicious. I am so sorry my experience was not a good one. I may revisit but not in the near future.
  39. M

    Michele

    Baltimore

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Daughter bday
  40. K

    Kevin

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid food and service as usual.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.7 stars by 2353 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 14 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • 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

    Carlos Zea

  • 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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