Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

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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' 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!
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OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat at Pappas’. Staff warm and friendly and food delicious. They have the best honey mustard salad dressing! Extensive menu is always a delight and the lunch combos give you more than your money’s worth.

g
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was a little uneven but the dining room was very crowded.

b
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall disappointed . Service was slower than expected ina place like this . Clams casino average at best, crab dip was ok, pita chips burnt. Entrees were not hot as they should be when coming right from the kitchen . Veggies cold had them replaced . No seasoning just boiled veggies sitting in a bowl of water .$150 more than it was worth . Not sure about returning .

CR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the crabcake special that they run on Tuesdays. Comes with 2 sides and they also serve the cucumbers and rolls. A nice meal and everything was tasty and served warm.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Although the restaurant was extremely crowded, the food was as good as ever which is EXCELLENT. Our server, however, seemed as if it was almost too much trouble to be attentive. When she did check on our table, it was always with an attitude of disinterest. Second time with this server...second time with same experience.

DL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

JN
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I ordered fried oysters for my meal. I couldn't find the oyster in the coating, they didn't taste like oysters, and were overcooked. I was extremely disappointed.

HB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were the best i’ve ever had.

JB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great courteous staff. Go to place for special occasions.

P
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Pappa's. Delicious crab cakes and filets that you can cut with a fork. A local gem that doesn't disappoint.

KD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! No wonder its one of Oprah's favorite things.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant truly felt like a step back in time. We were headed down to Baltimore and needed to make a stop on the way. What a find! The service was amazing and yes, the crabcakes were the best we have ever had. It’s bright and feels kind of like being at a banquet, there’s a funny TV screen on the wall that displays a variety of pleasant landscapes. Take it for what it is, have a blast and enjoy the food.

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cakes! Would recommend better side dishes but overall a good menu.

G
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal, the crab cake lunch special, was delicious. Our server was wonderful, kept the iced tea glass filled. This was my friends first visit and she thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my partner a very nice Birthday desert.

RW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and excellent food. Highly recommend

KD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always excellent. When our out of town employees visit our Hunt Valley location they love coming to this restaurant for the crab cakes and crab soup.

JE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We eat here quite frequently and the food is always excellent. Our waiter that evening, Sebastian was particularly good. I am sure we will return soon!

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. Prompt attention to our reservation time. Very loud.

MH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone’s dinner was excellent...our waitress, Megan was great

AF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Been going there for years and it seems to be improving in service and food. Loved the experience.

J
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 12. The service was perfect, the food was delicious and the beverages just right. Will definitely visit this restaurant again with close friends!

SV
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always take our out of town friends here for crab cakes. Now they ask to go there when they are here.

HO
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

My main review... I was so surprised. For a place filled with mostly elderly folks and karaoke singers in the adjacent bar, insignificant decor and awkward lighting, the food, aka, the crab cakes, were great. It's what you expect from a legendary Baltimore joint, unchanged in every way. Like I said the CC's were very good. All consistent. The filet with my "surf and turf" was tender though a little past my desired temp. Our shrimp and garlic starter was heaving and bursting with richness. I found the sides quite boring to chose from and even more so to taste. Blanched broccoli with... absolutely nothing on it. The wine list was sufficient and we found a nice bottle to chose from. The fact they had Worthy's Sophia's Cuvee made me think someone had paid attention somewhere along the line. I'd like to go back and try more dishes, or maybe just grab another crab cake. I'd love to see what would happen with some changes to the place like intimate lighting or anything else that would make it seem less like a dining hall in an Erickson leaving establishment.

MS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and an exceptionally good Waiter (David).

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a 75th Birthday celebration. We all ordered the crab cake platter with different sides. The food was delicious and the service was great. Everyone really enjoyed it. The also gave her a desert that she was able to take home as we had a cake waiting at my home,

H
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Pappas and their famous crab cakes full filled our expectations. We think these crab cakes are the best in the Baltimore area with a very generous serving. Looking forward to returning again.

CB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us were there to celebrate my 72nd Birthday Sunday. Carol was our waitress, and she went out of her way to make sure my friend's green beans were cooked to her liking. From the moment we arrived everyone make us feel welcome and appreciated. It was Raven's football in the bar, and the excitement filtered into the dining room where we were. It's always great hearing fans cheer the hometown team on. The Alfredo, Penne pasta, crab cakes, Fried shrimp, and Shrimp salad were delicious! I was even serenaded Happy Birthday, complete with a candle in my delicious chocolate ice cream! We enjoy choosing Pappas, and are always happy. Special thanks to Carol, you were wonderful!

O
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

DJ was a great server. Food was delicious.

KG
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived the crab cake. Waitress was very good even though it was very busy.

CB
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas is a consistently great restaurant with outstanding food and service. Best crab cakes anywhere, exceptional sea food, Italian, steaks, etc. They do it all with impeccable service and a great atmosphere. Pappas has quickly become our favorite restaurant.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love the breadsticks and cucumber salad and the crab cakes of course! Waiter was great but it was so loud in the small dinning room that it was hard to hear each other.

f
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best crab cakes in MD. Imperial crab is also wonderful.

HC
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always the best.
We always go to Pappas once a month

DG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! From beginning to end it’s was great, the food, the service, the portions, I can’t say one negative thing. Keep up the good work and I have become a regular diner.

C
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crabcake ever !!!

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent & attentive service, with delicious colossal lump crab cakes. Would definitely go back for their crab cakes. Very casual sorts pub in the large bar, which was more lively than the formal dining areas & reasonably priced.

OT
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, server was pleasant, but scarce at times.

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