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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.5
1122 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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' 7-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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 666-0030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Zea
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Private party facilities
Book a private party with Pappas! Parties can range between 20 and 40 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!
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Private party contact
Justin Windle: (410) 666-0030
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
York Road
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Parking details
MTA bus stop at Cranbrook Rd. and Ridgland Rd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1122 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.1
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4.4
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

While the crab cakes and Chilean sea bass was exceptional, it was disappointing to make a reservation, show up a few minutes early, but still have to wait over 20 minutes past the reservation time for a table. It didn’t feel like a real reservation.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food and wine was delicious, especially their signature crab cakes. Our waiter was not very attentive and it took a long time to get his attention for the final bill.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First time and we will definitely be back! Crab cakes were amazing and the little touches like picked vegetables and crackers were perfect. No one does that anymore so it’s special. Service was spot on too.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We truly enjoyed our lunch at Pappas Cockeysville last Thursday. The choices and food were wonderful. Our server, Oneal, was welcoming and attentive. Meeting Justin, the CCO, and Mr Pappas, the Elder, were icing on the cake.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We sat in the dining room in the back area. We had a
Great waitress. As always, the crab cakes
We’re excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Crab cakes were not up to par. Have been there many times, my wife was not happy with her meal

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We went to Pappas for their famous crab cakes. We were not disappointed. The Maryland crab soup was served hot and was on the spicy side. The cream of crab soup was very thin and gray in color with little crab. Either they changed their recipe from the white creamy soup with lump crab or the dishwater got mixed in with the soup pot. Sides with the entree were very good, especially the green beans. Each of the five dessert desserts were very enjoyable. Our server, Carol, was friendly, attentive, and kept our drink glasses filled and used plates removed from the table. Carol is a gem!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our visit began with a little confusion. I said we had an OpenTable reservation for 2 but the person seating us must have missed that and initially seated us at a 4-top. He quickly returned and corrected the error, reseating us at a 2-top. [Pappas also incorrectly reported to OpenTable we were no-shows, although that was fixed later.] The meal itself was very good and the service was excellent. My wife had crab soup, a single broiled crab cake with generous lumps of meat, jack knife potatoes, and apple sauce. I had tasty fried oysters, jack knife potatoes, and steamed Brussels sprouts with bacon. The Brussels sprouts would have been better baked or broiled, IMO, but everything else was very good. For dessert we shared an excellent piece of coconut cake. Our server was friendly, accommodating, and efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The best crabcakes ever! Bet you can’t eat two in one sitting. Great value and wonderful, friendly service!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sarah was our waitress and was AMAZING!!!! She was so attentive and helpful! We love going to Papas!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was very tasty, portions are ample. Very large and varied menu.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Brought a foodie from out of town to dinner...he fell in love with everything crab...no surprise there...we've been in love with Pappas forever!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding crabcakes - believe the hype :) and to add to that - the service is excellent. You feel like one of the family. I called a few hours before our reservation to alert them that our party had increased from 6 - 8. I was assured it was no problem and they we’re ready for us when we arrived. The waitstaff were 100% attentive to our needs but not intrusive. Two thumbs up!!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were pretty disappointed by our visit to Pappas. The food was pretty good but seemed to be kind of overpriced, especially when you take the service into account. We had to ask our waiter (and other random waiters because we rarely saw ours) to refill our waters 3 times. We also had to hunt someone down to get us a check. To be fair, a HUGE party sat down shortly after we were seated and taking care of them seemed to take up a lot of our waiter's time but we still were pretty disappointed that we were essentially ignored after our orders were taken. To top it all off, they never actually made note of the fact that we had made a reservation (I assume because the restaurant was basically empty when we first sat down so the fact that I had made a reservation didn't really matter to them) but then I got a rude email from Open Table about "not showing up for reservations". Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant based on the service that we experience and the overall value of the meal/experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was my first time at Pappas. I ordered the crab cakes. They were delicious. Jumbo lump. Big portions. Can’t wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The staff is very pleasant and helpful. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My wife and I were there for our Anniversary. First time there. Everything was excellent!!!
We will return and also spread our praises. Thank you for making our special occasion so
special!!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent crab cake. No wonder its an Oprah pick.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Pappa's jumbo lump 8 oz. crab cakes are the best in the world!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everyone of us enjoyed the quality of the food,great service, would definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Reservations where for 615 and we where seated at 615, our waitress was prompt, courteous, extremely friendly. The food was served hot fresh fast and extremely good. They have the absolutely the best crab cake in Baltimore. 5 star

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

1 hour wait for food was not acceptable

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My daughter drove up from Virginia so of course we went to Pappas for a crab cake and some soup.
Spent quality time with a lot of good conversation.
Waitress was great. Very attentive but not too much.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best crab cake EVER

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great crabcakes and filet mignon. The ambiance is a bit lacking, but the waitstaff was super friendly and the food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

All of us enjoyed our food. Comparable to the original Parkville location. Friendly staff, ukulele player a plus ;-)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Second time eating at Pappas, at two different locations. Both were meals were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Made reservation with open table. The host at Papa's was waiting for us at the door and seated us immediately. CRAB CAKES were excellent as usual.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was actually very good, the only two small complaints that I have are, the lemonade was very weak, and the seafood alfredo. Although the flavor was delicious, I could have done without the shells on the shrimp tails (some were attached to the whole shrimp, and there were actually some in there that were just the tail with a shell on it)

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Arrived on time were seated within 5 minutes our server was good not great crab cakes for 3 out of 4 grilled salmon were all delicious . We found it a bit noisy but it was all conversation Friday night it was packed.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Like the bar area better. Dining room is too crowded. Tables on top of each other. Too cramped

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent crab cakes - worth the drive from wherever you are !

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great, delicious food. Waiter, DJ , was great. We ove it there.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was very disappointing for the price. Uninspired, bland.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was phenomenal. Best crab cake around. Will definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Wonderful seafood. Took my 1/2 meal home for another meal the next day. Great value. 1/2 price wine bottles that night as well.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food is always excellent, people are always friendly. Service is always prompt. Place is always busy, which to me is an indicator of a good place.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Celebrating a special birthday and Pappas comes through again! The crab cakes were amazing as always and the service was the perfect blend of attention and giving us time to chat. Plus the birthday girl got a special treat!

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