Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.7
1994 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1994 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBS14
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cake was delicious and our server Marissa made it even better.

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vipDavidS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Did not honor our reservation in the dining room, put us in a bar. Some of our food was the wrong order. We didn’t get things we ordered. Took a very long time.

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CalandraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We waited 1 hr 15 min for our dinner. The entree's were cold. Very dissatisfied with the food.

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DouglasJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 11:30 on mother's day. We thought the price for 2 crab cakes was high at 40.00. We got the one crab cake for 24.99. The crab cake was very nice good flavor and not much filler.We also got the Chilean sea bass with crab on top, very good. Try the cream of crab. It was very good too. Overall great experience.

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AlanO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience, would recommend to friends for a good night out

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here. We started as a couple but our son joined us at the last minute and we were accommodated. Good food, good drinks, and good service. You can never go wrong. My only concern with giving a fantastic review is whether I'll be able to get a table the next time I go.

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PatF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I dine at Pappas, I always order my favorite SALMON! It is always perfect! The ceasar salad was also perfect. Staff always friendly. And the Jack Knife Potatoes are the best. I have recommended Pappas Cockeysville to many friends.

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DianaA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was the best (sorry that I don’t remember her name). She accommodated us when a surprise guest joined us to make us a party of 6 & just had fun with us!

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MollyW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Crabcakes were outstanding but everything else was mediocre. The service was took notch.

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Dave
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was exceptional. We were both very pleased.

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vipmissmarym
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As usual, we had a great time at Pappa's: excellent service, good food, clean and safe.

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DeborahT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are the best in town. They are large and full of backfin crab not breading. The waiter is there when you need him but not intrusive.

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BillM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very good, my wife ate half of her meal and brought the rest home to eat the next day. She said both times it was delicious.

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CindyJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

,Excellent food and a lovely atmosphere.
Gluten free is taken seriously and all our choices were approved by the server and kitchen
My new favorite restaurant!
Crab cake, cucumber salad, blue cheese dressing so thick and good, and rolls were hot and yeasty! Can't wait to go back!

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DennyT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

One of the best crab cakes in town. Maryland crab soup, salads and other side dishes were also very good. Friendly and attentive server made our night out a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate outside and very pleasant. Had large Greek salad which was heavy on lettuce. Crave cake large and delicious.

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George got us our drinks as soon as we walked in. Hannah was great taking our order. Justin and Chuck stopped by to say hello. Tim checked in to make sure our meal was good. Only Kristin has stopped talking to us for whatever reason. The meal was perfect as always. Good ambiance, good food and good service. So glad to see that Pappas has thrived throughout the pandemic. While we don't always get there every weekend, it certainly is our first choice every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipCB17
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent as always. We elected to sit in the bar, which is hit or miss, depending on your server. Ours was OK, even with a small crowd, we sat for a long time. Tolerable, but not spectacular. Next time we're in the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and great food

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vipBrianB
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely friendly! Food and portions were great!

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NickD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price. The staff was great and my very old parents were treated well.

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vipDennis
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere

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Bettigrace
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent gluten free crabcake. Service was a bit disorganized. I heard people complaining about being forgotten. Overall a good experience.
Coffee was also excellent!

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vipLeeG
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with my mom. Everything was perfect from our arrival to departure. Food was delicious. Will be returning real soon!

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vipbruce
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always good
Service good

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you kindly, Bruce!

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Diane
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always happy with the food here. Another great dinner

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you so much, Diane!

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vipJack
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was you would hope. Seated on time and at a round table as requested. Server was great

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Come back soon to see us, Jack!

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MLM11
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived early to have a drink at the bar before dinner but due to their COVID restrictions, this wasn’t an option. We had to stand in the lobby and wait until our table was ready.

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BonitaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took family from out of state. My brother said it was one of the best meals he has ever enjoyed while dining out. FYI, he had the lamb chops entree.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

We thank you for coming to enjoy your time with us. We hope you can all come to visit us again soon!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here virtually every Saturday. Never have had a bad meal yet.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and your loyalty, Chris!

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vipSperoD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, service, and ambiance as usual.
Always a great experience at Pappas!

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

We truly appreciate your kind words. Have a lovely weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great place for several

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for your kind review!

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HeleneB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are the best in the area. Perfect size, perfect temperature. Dinner was excellent.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

We love hearing this. Thank you kindly!

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vipmissmarym
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a regular meeting place for me and my friends. They are always welcoming and the food is always good.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

We just love to read this. Thank you for your kind words and your loyalty. Come back soon!

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vipDL21
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crab Imperial was INCREDIBLE!! I also had the crab cakes!! Very filling...to be honest, tho...I liked the Crab Imperial over the Crab Cakes!!l Dare I say...too MUCH crab meat or it needed just a bit more seasoning to balance out the taste. But, all in all, it was very good!! My only suggestion would be to create a “Platter” or “Special” on your menu that offers 1 crab cake AND a serving of Crab Imperial!! That would SELL..or at least I would buy it !! 😉 Regardless, I’ll probably be eating there next week when I’m back in town for work!! So glad I found this establishment!!! 👍🏽

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you kindly for sharing your feedback. We look forward to seeing you next week!

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BeccyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here. The food was exceptionally good. We had the crab cakes and were not disappointed. We were seated in a back room which was pretty quiet except for the background music seemed a little Loud and not of my taste. Something older folks might enjoy though. We will be back!

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you so much, Beccy! Come back to see us again so very soon. Have a great weekend!

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Karen
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times. The crab cakes are big and delicious. We arrived during happy hour so two crab cake dinners and two cocktails were about $55. This is a nice restaurant with great food and wonderful service.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you so much! We hope to serve you again soon!

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bethH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our visit to Pappa's was fabulous! We all had a wonderful time and the food is outstanding! It was so wonderful to be able to get together (party of 10) for the first in way too long. Everyone LOVED their food and my left overs even warmed up beautifully for lunch the next day.I can't wait to go back!

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 15, 2021

We sure hope to see you back with us again. Have a great week!

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MaggieB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Service was good, it was fast, and everything was delicious.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 15, 2021

Your kind review means so much to us, Maggie! Thank you for sharing.

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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.7 stars by 1994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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