Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
2058 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 2058 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDRad66
Baltimore
365 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server, Anna, was great. However, rhe kitchen screwed up both of our orders, mine multiple times. When we finally got the correct food it was delicious - hot & tasted really good. Unless screwing up orders is the norm for the kitchen, a visit from a manager should have happened. Anna was very apologetic but it really is not her responsibility to address lapses of the kitchen with the customer.

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vipKinsgirl
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our wait staff (Amanda) was very good and attentive

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vipKennethE
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, will return

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KRogers
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was truly awesome! They treated us like we were VIPs the entire time.

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had made a reservation for a high top in the bar, but now that places have opened back up the restaurant is no longer honoring reservations in the bar. Fortunately we were able to find a couple seats at the bar itself.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Crab cakes aren’t the same as they were years ago. Great environment.

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GinaE
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seafood at Pappas always exceptional & a good value. Front desk, servers & manager, friendly with great customer service.

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LeeG
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I celebrated our birthdays with our mom. We received a wonderful reception at the restaurant and were seated immediately. Our server was fantastic and attended to our every need. My mom and brother ordered the crab cake platter and loved it. The best crab cake they had ever eaten. I ordered the chicken Chesapeake. It was delicious and a huge portion. I brought half home.
We also ordered desserts and loved them.

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vipDeneenK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was good. Wedge salad lettuce was brown and swimming in salad dressing. I will never order again. Crab cake was good, as usual. Always ask for salad dressing on the salad.

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nightout
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Was very upset to drive 2 and a half hours only to be told by JC that 1 of the 3 specials are unavailable. Some of the Appetizers are unavailable. More the half the sides are unavailable. Received cold mash potatoes. Had to ask for melted butter to put on it. Was told the only Vegetable that was available was steamed string beans. They were mushy and looked like the sat in water. Oh and no side salads. Also Service was from all the other waiters or waitresses because the wait for everything took forever. One waiter took my cup to refill my Diet Coke and never returned it only after we was done my waiter returns with a picture of soda later to pour me some Diet Coke after I've asked for it only to see that I still didn't have my cup so you had to go get me another cup. The fastest thing JC had done was get the check and walk back and forth for me to pay the check.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Hi there. We are very disappointed to read this review. We are going to have a discussion about these issues to ensure this doesn't happen again. We appreciate the candid feedback so these problems can be addressed by our dedicated staff and don't occur for a second time. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future to correct our wrongs. Thank you again.

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MarcH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for the crab cake. It was a very nice crab cake. It was meaty and seasoned very well. A fair value for the price.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Marc! We look forward to seeing you again soon for more yummy menu items!

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vipJoanAJb
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best crab cakes!

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Joan!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always. With the holiday it wasn't quite as crowded and a little quieter. Had a new server, but she was nice and capable. Very enjoyable meal.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Chris! We are thrilled to hear that your new server did a great job and that you had such an enjoyable time. Please come back again soon, we look forward to taking care of you again!

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vipSuzanneF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oprah is right—the crab cakes are outstanding. Waitstaff was courteous and friendly. Even the Cole slaw was better than most.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you, Suzanne! We are looking forward to serving you again and for you to experience another great meal here at Pappas Cockeysville. See you again soon!

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vipDebGee15
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our food. Fresh, ample and reasonable we will return.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Deb! Come back again soon!

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MJH54
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and very attentive. Loved everything we ordered. Best place around.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that your server was attentive and that you loved the food. Come back again soon!

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vipNelson
Baltimore
135 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was crowded when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation on a Saturday evening but we were seated quickly. We had the crab cakes which were very good but not as moist as the ones we had a few weeks ago @ lunch time. We enjoyed the coffee. The coconut cake was fair. We prefer more coconut & cream cheese icing instead of the sweeter icing. For us, it was still worth the travel to this location.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Nelson, we are really pleased to read this 4-star review. We will take your candid feedback and make some changes, and we hope to see you again soon for more great Saturday evenings here at Pappas. Hopefully next time we can get that 5th star!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FOOD IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING. SEEVICE WAS ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING OVERWGELMING.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Chris! We hope to see you again soon, we look forward to taking care of you again!

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ArnoldS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Still best crab cakes ever. Never disappoints.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much for saying that! We appreciate this feedback and we hope to see you again soon for another famous crabcake!

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BasilP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very busy Monday evening, but all went well. Our waiter Hunter did a wonderful job.
I tried a new item for me, and was really pleased. Pappas' continues to provide a consistently first rate experience.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback regarding both the food and service here at Pappas Cockeysville. We will let Hunter know that he made your experience a memorable one. Thanks again for your review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Goldenchrisd
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas is always a favorite when dining in Cockeysville. Their crab cakes are famous, but their other fish entrees are excellent, too.

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SukiD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Pappas should’ve indicated there would be a set menu for Father’s Day in advance. This was not discovered until we got there. Due to the sides available some of us decided not to eat.

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Carlos
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our anniversary and Father’s Day as well. Food was excellent again. Unfortunately they only had a limited food menu for Father’s Day and my wife wanted the fra Diablo pasta dish Abe they did not have it on the menu. We were also seated on the sports bar section but we preferred the main restaurant section for such a special occasion like our anniversary. We did not make any fuss about it either.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except that I did not like the idea that regular menu was not available and prices were raised

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JanT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas never disappoints! Best crab cakes all around.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Jan! We are so happy to read this and we hope to see you again soon for more delicious crabcakes!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With restrictions being lifted a little noisier than before. Still outstanding food and top notch service.

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DinerDee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. They had a great selection on the menu. Our server was outstanding and couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be coming back again.

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RosalieD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, waitress was great and we had a good experience! Will come again!

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Norman
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and excellent service. Large variety to order

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Debs
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the vibe and food in bar area

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Barbara
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake is delicious. Large and tasty with no filler. Thursday night bottle of wine was half price. The waiter pointed out that it was cheaper to buy a bottle than two glasses. Excellent service and yummy food.

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bubbeof3
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the service was excellent

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MarilynD
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Crab cake is always good! I enjoy coming to Pappas.

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vipOsRavensFan
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Pappas’ Cockeysville! Great team and wonderful ambiance! You cannot make a wrong choice from the menu.
Definitely worth a trip to Cockeysville but make a reservation for sure especially on the weekends!!

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vipCB17
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas is one of our favorite restaurants, not just for Crabcakes, but all of their food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to share a meal and conversation with friends, great service.

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vipNanceMor
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan did a great job of handling our party of 8 who had seen each other in a year! The seabass and the crab cakes were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we are in town (traveling from SC), Pappas is always on our list of dining venues to not miss! Dependable quality food and service are consistently excellent!

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Ordered an appetizer and Crab Cake dinners. Appetizer was delivered about 3 minutes before dinners showed up....

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MissJane
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves Pappas and has been going there for many years, first on Taylor and now in Cockeysville which is more convenient. I can say without reservation we have never been disappointed. Usually I order the crab cake but having read a review on their ribs I decided to try them. They were every bit as good as the person who recommended them had promised.

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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.6 stars by 2058 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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