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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
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1789 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1789 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jfep
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean. Wait staff thoroughly wiped down tables and chair as customers left

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NoWay
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes were well flavored, a good size but rich. Rock fish w/crab meat was delicious & a good size portion for a man.
I did not get a shrimp salad sandwich since the seasoning is too mild, not spiced heavily.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I flew into Baltimore and went straight to Pappas’ from the airport for my crab cake whenever I come into town.

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CharlesE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The crab cake the crab imperial was mushy and cold when we first got it. Heated it up was over cooked.

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DannyB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeting my wife and I was so friendly. Sat at table immediately being we had a reservation. During this COVID19 time, the restaurant was prepared. Our waitress was outstanding for she checked on us a few times, had a smile and provided us with excellent service. The entire restaurant was spotless and nice to eat in after being sheltered.

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hondo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent crab cakes. we dined outside, the roof kept us dry even though it rained heavily.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
338 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Pappas! So happy restaurants are reopening! Excellent service from JC. Delicious food as always! First visit for my friend, and she loved it!

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vipGiggles
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Shy was great!
Food , ditto!

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Valk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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vipLorettaM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas always has great food and the Wait staff is very courteous!

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Papais70
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great, very pleasant, food was delicious, it was pretty crowded so the noise level was a little high

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. It was also nice to see the owner on site. They take pride in their food, the environment, and care about their customers.

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Moju
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my spouse’s birthday. We had a very large party. The staff accompanied us and helped create a great and memorable evening.

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gmatuse
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant. The best crab cakes in Baltimore.

Go whenever I visit

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SperoD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was probably the best that I have ever had! The texture, the spices, everything was perfect! The waitstaff were attentive, the ambiance was nice, and we all left very satisfied. The other meals at our table that were equally good were the prime rib, crab imperial, and of course the always delicious Pappas crabcake! If you have not been to Pappas, you need to go. You will not be disappointed.

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RachelL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful Atmosphere The Food Was Great!

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vipAlicat
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful crab cakes. Always consistent and delicious! Our waitress Patsy was fabulous!

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JanelH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. My guest arrived before I did and the Host seated them. The food came out timely, hot, and appealing to the eye. It was a perfect surprise dinner party for my Husband. Thank you all very outstanding service.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As always the crab dishes and other entrees were tasty as well as the side dishes. I especially liked the cole slaw and green beans.

I did have an issue with my meal. I ordered the prime rib, which I love, but got a strip steak instead. I didn’t realize it until I started eating. I don’t care for strip steaks. Another person ordered the seafood combo and wasn’t asked how he wanted it cooked. Of course he got it the other way which he hated. The other 4 people were very happy with their meals.

Also, there were no clams or mussels on the menu. The only oysters were fried and they were over cooked and hard.

Next time I’ll pay more attention to my food.

Over all it was a good meal.

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diners2
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Pappas! Definitely need reservations on Friday night. Busy!!

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vipJamie
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Baltimore for a few days and had to eat crab cakes. Pappas has wonderfully delicious crab cakes and the service was excellent. It’s really worth the price. Get the double crab cake dinner and take one gone for the next day. I’ve eaten the crB cakes from other places when I’ve been in town before but Pappas is much better.

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BCDiners
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed lunch at Pappas's last week with some relatives from out of state. This was their 3rd visit and they were just as enthused as their first time at this wonderful restaurant. The food, especially the crab cakes, was excellent! The service was great, as usual, and the price was right! We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will be returning!!

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WendyU
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had crab cakes and steak. Both excellent as was the calamari appetizer

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Vanessa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service was a little slow but the server was so kind and made the entire dinner super fun! Everyone was accommodating and the ambiance was quite and nice. Will definitely be back soon.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and responsive waiter made for a wonderful meal.

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Gwenie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's always a good experience when we visit Pappas restaurant. The food is always good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went for an evening out. Everyone was respectful and the food was delicious.

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MichaelM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect like usual great tasting food and great service love this place👍🏻

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vipGreatRestaurantOnMission
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin and the staff are consistently awesome - as is the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been there in years. Two friends and I decided to meet there for dinner. Our server was attentive but didn't hover so we could catch up. The food was great, the service was great and we decided to go there for our next get together instead of trying another restaurant. Good job Pappas!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Crab cake did not meet expectations. Have eaten here many times and was very satisfied. Crab cake very dry

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IleneS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made reservations for my husband's and best friend's birthdays. Excellent service, excellent food, and a wonderful waitress/server.

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MarthaK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a very busy evening when we dined on Sunday evening, reservations were seated in a timely fashion, our server was very attentive, water glasses were refilled as soon as their volume diminished and our food was delicious.

My husband had the COBB salad and he was served a very generous proportion. I ordered a special which for $30 included a cup of soup, a house salad, steamed vegetables and my entree. Again the portions were generous and delicious. Unfortunately, steamed vegetables were over cooked and had therefore lost most of their nutritional value.

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vipBryan
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pappas makes an outstanding crab cake. The kids menu also had refreshing options. Our server was very helpful as it seemed he had to rectify two issues from the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was good but they took my wife’s salad before it was even halfway finished. They did eventually replace it, however.

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AlbertK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Although it is a well know restaurant, we would not go back. Food was OK. My wife got a crab cake that was flat to the plate. We thought they may have put it under a broiler and it spread out. We saw a few more crab cakes that others ordered and they looked like a big, well shaped crab cake.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great ...but our server wasnt the best

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CHARLESH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as always excellent, service was great and made for a great evening. Definitely will come back again. Crab cakes are the best.

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TaylorK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Made a reservation and didn’t have to wait at all!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 1789 OpenTable diners.

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