Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.82mi
  4. Distance: 1.37mi
  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.82mi
  4. Distance: 1.37mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.82mi
  4. Distance: 1.37mi
  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.82mi
  4. Distance: 1.37mi

About Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

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!

550 Cranbrook Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
York Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 666-0030

Website:
http://www.pappasrestaurantcockeysville.com/

Parking Details:
MTA bus stop at Cranbrook Rd. and Ridgland Rd.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Zea

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!

Private Party Contact:
Justin Windle: (410) 666-0030

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (57)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for Groups (51)
See All
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Worth the Drive (39)
Comfort Food (34)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Business Meals (26)
Local Ingredients (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Fun (22)
Authentic (21)
Cozy (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Live Sports (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sort by
S
982 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Ambiance was not much to talk about but the food was outstanding & they really do have the best crab cakes....

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Festive and welcoming atmosphere. Wait staff was attentive without making us feel rushed. We were a large group and not a detail was overlooked and each person was treated with care. Great evening with friends and the food (crab cakes!!) was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Best crabcakes in the world!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

The crab soup and the crab cakes are outstanding! Our server was on top of every request.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Best crab cakes around. Wait staff and service is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

This is truly the best local restaurant in Cockeysville.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pappas has the best food hands down! You always get enough to take home. The crabs cakes are to die for and the crab dip with the pita is the best I have ever had! The service however does lack occasionally. Last night we went early so there were not many people and the service was excellent. As they started to get crowded however, the service slowed dramatically. Maybe lack of wait staff. It won't stop me from going in just more aware of the time I go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was referred bye a freeing 2 years ago couldn’t believe how good the crab cakes were better Thant the shore still after 2 years haven’t found a better crab cake 👍🏻

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love coming here for lunch or dinner. The crab cakes are the best. The staff greeting you and waiting on you are great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had heard about the wonderful crabcakes. Ordered the crabcake. Did not see anything wonderful about it. Taste was so so, lots of air and dough like substance in it. Don't think I would order the crabcake again. I'm not a wonderful cook but mine are much better as they are just jumbo lump crab and VERY LITTLE filler.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always consistent, delicious lumps in crab cakes and other dishes are always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

took a friend out for his bday dinner, our 2nd time there. food is great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best crab dishes in Maryland! Very popular. Love the complimentary cucumber in vinegar salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The crab cakes are outstanding. The food is always the same quality

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

THE BEST crabcake in Baltimore! Lots of jumbo lump crab meat. So delicious, I'm still thinking about it 3 days later! Service is outstanding. You can't go wrong by choosing to eat here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Crab cakes are outstanding! Service was excellent. Great time with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Pappas in Cockeysville provides an amazing value for a crab cake lunch with two sides, soup, beverage, and rolls for $19.99. And the crab cake is filled with lump back fin and huge in size.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Their specialty is the crab cake and theirs is Great!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food and service were outstanding! We couldn’t believe the amount of delicious food that we received for such a reasonable price! We will be returning very soon!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful as always, and enhanced by nice your waiter who was new to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Why order crab cakes any other place when I know there are none better than those at Pappas?
Also pretty much everything else on the menu is delicious. Needless to say I LOVE PAPPAS!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

The place was very busy when we got there and we had to wait inspite of having a reservation. That said the food and service were excellent, and worth the wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great...great food & great service. We weren’t rushed , and the server was very friendly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never disappoints!!! Food is always amazing no matter what you get! Crab cakes are by far the best in the hood!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The best crab cakes on the planet. My meal was delicious and our server was wonderful. I've enjoyed every meal I've ever had at Pappas, no matter what I ordered. The food is excellent and the price is reasonable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

We absolutely love coming to Pappa’s!! My favorite restaurant since I was a child. The food was amazing. The service was sub par but the food made up for it. It was obvious the server did not want to be there and only cared about taking the order and coming back to receive his money. Many of or cups stayed empty and were never offered to be refilled. Ashame because we would have ordered more drinks! Love the many gluten free options!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went with out of town friends who wanted crab cakes. Always very busy but we made a reservation and got a table right away. Service was excellent. Crab cakes big and tasty, side veggies fresh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Huge portions (Biggest. Crab cake. Ever.), great service, and great tasting food. Overall great value.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoy dinner at Pappas several times a year, and as always, food and service was excellent. I'm not an expert on crab cakes but at Pappas, they are definitely the best I've ever tasted. All four of the people in my party ordered crab cakes, and I ordered the 10 oz crab cake for just $3 additional. I also enjoyed a half dozen of blue point oysters served ice cold on a bed of ice which were absolutely delicious. The dinner prices at Pappas are very reasonable and you will receive a generous portion. I would like to mention our waitress, Jessica, who was very good, friendly, and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent crab cakes ! Needs of special diet accommodated with a smile! Great service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Crab cakes were particularly good tonight!
Our server was prompt and knowledgeable.
Host/Manager is always available and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding food, great service. Will visit again. Soon

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great. Service was great! Took my friends. It was their first time there. They all loved it! No complaints from anyone. Highly recommend you go!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always the crab cakes were perfect. One day I may try something else. No I probably won’t, this is my go to crab cake place.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience, whether in the dining room or in the bar, but especially wonderful oysters and crab cakes -- consistently good no matter when.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Pappas is always a wonderful restaurant to dine. All of the food has been outstanding -except the brussel sprouts. For the second dining experience, they were really awful. I forgot that I had ordered them before and did not eat them this time either
Otherwise, Love the food and dining experience.
I use a wheelchair for mobility and am always comfortable with seating, access
and accommodations

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent, as always. Family from out of town always request Pappas, and take home a cooler of crab cakes to savor at home!

Our waitress, Rhonda was awesome!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My fish with crab was covered in too much sauce. Raw oysters were good!
I think “foreign” crab meat is being used.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Oversized good crab cakes but the Old Bay favor was missing. The salad was slightly wilted. The green beans were over cooked.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

The cucumber salad they bring to the table prior to ordering is amazing! I can't wait to try the muscles next. The seafood platter is to die for! They even allow you to substitute which a lot of seafood restaurants don't allow. For that alone I will always eat at this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.