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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
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1846 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 1846 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute adjustment when some friends decided to join us. Had hoped for a booth but was able to get a hightop instead which worked out okay. Food was delicious as always and servers Todd and Chuck came by regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
168 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

During this time Pappas is not as busy as usual. The food was good and service okay.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I would recommend this location

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ssonia12
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurants exceeded exceptations. The crab cakes are exceptional and the service is amazing.

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandson and I had a delicious lunch and felt very comfortable with the safety measures in place!

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A good dining experience. Would have been great if the food was heated a little more through and the server offered us dessert or coffee before just brining the check.

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keving
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Heather did a fantastic job. She kept our drinks full and never missed an empty plate. We are a hunting club and were 8 men on this particular night. We can be a bit "smart" at times and Heather could have been sitting with us she was that good!

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vipTammyO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love visiting Pappas for the crabcakes! Sooo good! My go-to place for great crab cakes!

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vipGaryN
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices were reasonable. I ate out doors and had a nice talk with the couple at the table across the way.

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ChrisH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Try to get here every week. A little more crowded this time. Capacity opening up making it a bit more difficult to get a seat in the bar. OpenTable only allows you to make a reservation but not choose where to sit. In any event, being busier, service was a little slower. The manager, Jason, did stop by and say hello. Meals are always delicious.

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Slcred
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We sat in the dining room which the tables were separated for Covid. The service was excellent and the food was good. Nice to get out again. While this probably not a good time to remodel, I think it is time for one.

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FoodEater
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great crab cakes. Totally worth it!

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CeelyR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. First time dining in & got to sit at Oprah's table. Brought a friend who had NEVER heard of PAPPAS & she was blown away with the food. She had the crab cake & insists we make this our go to place for seafood. My favorite is the stuffed shrimp.

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Sherry
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food—crab cakes—as always! Service good.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salmon as well as the fried oysters were excellent.

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BernadetteC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar area with another couple, great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and good

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Mimimom22
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Typical sports bar atmosphere with lots of big tv’s for good sports viewing. I enjoyed the Greek salad. Good drinks and sandwiches. The calamari was crisp and tasty, but very chewy.

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KatheH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

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vipTony
Baltimore
227 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The special Chilean sea bass & crab was phenomenal
My companions enjoyed the crab cake ( best in Baltimore) crab imperial & seafood risotto
They all thought the dishes were outstanding
The service was fine but our server had too many tables so the manager took our order & got our drinks & had Someone deliver our food
I would go back in an instant
The vibe the food & the curtsey were wonderful

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ChrisH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were able to be seated at the bar since all the hightop tables were taken and seating at the bar was available. Service was a little slow to start, but we're regulars so Chuck and Todd were able to catch up to us. They know we're not usually in any kind of a hurry. Food was delicious as always. I seem to always forget to take a picture of what we are served, but trust me the mussels in white sauce were gone in no time and the main courses we both had were delicious. You really cannot go wrong with a meal at Pappas.

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KoKo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I think that because they have such high rating for their crab cakes, they focus so much on that and neglect the rest of the menu. The crab cake is yummy, but everything else needs more effort. The pork dumplings tasted like they were frozen and microwaved, the Alfredo tasted like store bought Alfredo sauce, the salad was pretty good though. Overall, it wasn’t too bad but I was a bit disappointed being it was my first visit.

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vipUPS8DAVE
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic waiter, Santiago, who was very attentive to our needs.Food as always was excellent. One of our go to places!

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Andrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We cannot get good crab cakes where we live, so we always go to Pappas when we are in town. We are never disappointed! Best crab cakes ever!

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nycdiner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of 6 and the restaurant was very accommodating to our group. It was clean, service was excellent. Everyone was happy with their meals

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vipJulietM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Gluten free crabcakes !

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Abiola
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is neat and welcoming. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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vipBobby
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great neighborhood seafood restaurant.The only real negative is that the carpeting was worn out. Food,drinks and service were very good.

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ChrisH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait for restrictions to be lifted to sit at the bar again. Until then, plenty of space at the Hightower and booths. Plenty of attention from the bar staff. Food is always off the charts delicious.

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vipJeannieV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but great things to say about Pappa’s! Their new octopus appetizer was AMAZING! One of the best preparations of octopus we’ve ever had - would highly recommend trying it! It is a very generous portion and comes with a real traditional Greek salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, onion, olives and peppers on the side. The Steak and Cake is another best of the best and their homemade applesauce is hands down my favorite. Can’t go wrong with anything on their menu and even if you are too full to eat dessert - take one home for later. You won’t regret it 🙂

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LeoK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the service as well as the food

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Yennacbor
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crab cake was spectacular, we will be back again and again and again!

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vipEJRand
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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PatM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server was so very accommodating as I was catching up with an old friend and we sat for awhile in the Bar at a booth. Great Friday lunch!😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately our meals came out directly after our appetizers and after the entrees came out she brought the salads. I ordered the seafood platter and the crab cake was delicious. Unfortunately the shrimp and scallops were over cooked and rubbery. We have eaten here a few times before and never had this problem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food drinks and service were exceptional. The establishment was nice and clean. Everyone was attentive to our needs.

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singingmima
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rhonda is the perfect server. She was pleasant, not-too-hovering, offered many menu suggestions (at our request). Crab soup and cake delicious. Reuben was "different."

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ChrisH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, and with the social distancing orders in place, had folks there practically falling over themselves to assist with our order. Everything is always up to par. Service is fast and courteous. Can't wait for it to fully reopen so we can sit at the bar again. You can't go wrong for the moment though, and I highly encourage people to dine here. So many restaurants in the area have permanently closed. Certainly don't want that to happen to Pappas. While the manager Justin told me take out orders have been keeping them going, the regular servers there need income too. So set up a reservation on OpenTable and dine out tonight!

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MaryB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've spent the last 10 years going to Pappas' for a birthday dinner. Only thing that changed this year was adding the fielet to the crab cake. OUTSTANDING!!!

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MelodyP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice time , will come back again food was so good

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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.6 stars by 1846 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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