Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
2178 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ShawnI
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food abs always consistent. Brandon, our server was the best server we’ve ever had. He was attentive, courteous, polite and efficient.

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Barbara
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent. Crab cakes are outstanding.

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KimR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They offered specials only to tell us they were sold out and we were there at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Also I was surprised that they didn’t have broccoli. The sangria margarita however was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Drinks stayed full & food came out hot. Got to wait the games. I love Pappas in Cockeysville.

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PeteS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crab cake is what I went for, and it didn't disappoint. My waiter was also excellent. Food-wise, sides were mediocre

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MKMcM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My crabcake was awesome and mostly crabmeat! Green beans were fresh and mashed potatoes were very tasty.

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Garry
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As expected the food, service and overall experience was wonderful. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. The management stopped by our table to make sure everything was going well. Even asked how our holiday was. This is our go to place for either a great time. Highly recommend this for any type of occasion.

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vipOsRavensFan
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Such a nice team of people. All friendly and not intrusive. And the food! Always delicious and always hot!

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MIKEK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT SELECTION....WAITER WAS GREAT...FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, RESTAURANT WAS MOSTLY QUIET

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RockinDad
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time on New Years eve with great service and excellent food. They do a great job with seafood and drinks and dessert. Our server was excellent.

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Rick
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday dinner with friends

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vipkeithc
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good outdoor option for dining, though I wish they would have offered to use their heaters to eliminate the coolness of the night. we did enjoy our food and service was better than expected.

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ChrisC
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pappas has been there a long time but it was not as good as I remembered as far as the food. Decor is same and kind of dated. People who work there are nice and helpful. Crabcakes r still pretty good but we didnt love them...they were a little mushy and crab had a strong as opposed to sweet taste...but to be fair there is a shortage andnits December. Crab mac n cheese was not good...pass on that. Crab pretzel was good, not great. One perosn in our party had a burger that was very rare when he asked for medium. Calamari was mostly fried peppers and we felt that was not right...dont order it. So it was an average meal and they charged us 20% tip automatically because we had 6 people...also felt blind sided by that cuz they didnt tell me. It was an expensive meal too.

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BillH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad experience in any Pappas. Crab cake is best in business in my opinion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was kind and very attentive. The food was good and it was very comforting to see all the staff wearing masks.

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JohnD
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times. Always good service and good food.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to dine out on Christmas Eve at Pappas! The staff was helpful and pleasant. The food was fantastic! Thanks for the consistent wonderful service to our community! Keep up the great work. God Bless

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marylandreview
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointing experience. Very expensive and food was not up to par, crabcakes seemed to have more breading than normal, ribeye steak was thin and not seasoned, pasta primavera tasted like it was sauce out of a jar with some overcooked vegetables thrown on top.

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vipKeith
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The orange roughly was good but could have done little better. It had a bit of water around.

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Chips
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always the best crabcakes! Only hitch all evening was trying to get the wait staff to bring the check.

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bubbeof3
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake was brought to the table hot and it was delicious. Our waiter was efficient and very pleasant.

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BasilP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good overall. That's why it's our go to place for meeting friends.

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience. Food comes out quickly and service was impeccable. Highly recommend!

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vipJordanK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best crab cakes hands down - drop the mic!!

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TOBY
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Courtney was fabulous, and the food and drinks were delish!

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viplovedit
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from beginning of the warm welcome by Angel, being seated quickly at the requested table, the quick and kind service and the outstanding crabcakes. See you in a couple weeks for a repeat

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JoanneL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Crab cake was not up to their usual standard. Could not find lump crab in this crab cake

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StevenS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was good but they put us between three parties of 16 and two tables of very very loud probably inebriated people.

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WaltN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good time with old friends and someone I went to grade school with was in the next booth. We graduated from Shrine of the Little Flower in 1964.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

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vipLovely
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Delicious crab cakes. Ample, generous portions. Sat in bar and it was what a bar is.

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Zackattack
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to Pappas on several occasions in the past and never any problems or issues. On this night 2 of the first 3 dishes that were brought to the table had hair in them. SIMPLY NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

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Flies
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Front of the House operations require training. There is no greeting coming in or exiting. Three people merely play on there smart telephones.

Coming into the restaurant the Front of the House merely pointed to the table of guests I was joining.

Leaving no one of the three acknowledged us or opened/held the door.

Their contribution to the evening was Zero!

The wait staff however; was attentive; helpful; engaging; and over delightful.

The food was prepared as asked. Seasoned. Well done.

If you are not going to have a professional Front of the House that compliments the balance of Team - go self seating and eliminate the distraction.

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
187 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pappas was extremely busy this Saturday after Thanksgiving. They did a good job of honoring reservations. The service was hurried, understandable, but very good. The food as usual very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam was a wonderful server. Great food! Great drinks! Quick service. This was our first time there and we will definitely be back!

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed in the meal that was for Thanksgiving. It was warm & sides were cold. Potatoes had lumps. Very disappointed. I didn’t eat it.
I ask for ice cream & Cho sauce for dessert. I was told I could have the ice cream
on the side of apple pie. She wasn’t able to let me have the ice cream with Cho.
Sauce.
I will not go back for any holiday event.
Not worth the money.

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Ocjean
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time out for Thanksgiving in a while.
Had reservation. Seated on time.
Food was great. Not sure where the pies were from...but outstanding .
And let's not forget our server... Carol (71) was wonderful. I know how it is to work on holidays and she gets all the stars.

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BonitaB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We come to Pappas' often and I must say I was disappointed. I realized it was a holiday, but, fortunately, there was no one checking in at the time we came in. There were 3 young women at the desk who continued to chat while we waited. No one glanced our way.
Secondly, the food was not up to its usual goodness. The crabcake was nothing like their usual crabcake. A lot of filler. Not very tasty at all. The green beans were undercooked, a lot. A lot. Sadly, the turkey dinner was not up to their standards either. For the price, it was not worth it. So very disappointed.

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juliebalto
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My family got crab cakes, I got the turkey dinner and wish I had ordered differently. The turkey was dry, the stuffing was awful: salty, full of raisins and carrots, had an off-putting dehydrated vegetable taste to it. They all liked their crab cakes, I am not a fan of asian swimmer crab meat or the preparation so thats why I didn't order them plus it was Thanksgiving. The mashed potatoes and green beans were good at least.

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dianeo
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Thanksgiving they were well prepared. The food was delicious and a good proportion.

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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 2178 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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