Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

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1397 reviews
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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!
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JT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son’s 24th birthday there per his request. We have been there before. The food was excellent as always.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server helped make our evening more special. He was prompt, helpful, very attentive at the right level. We enjoyed the fabulous crabcakes. Excellent overall

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed all of the food at Pappas and I’ve never had a meal that we did that enjoy. Also, service is good and the waiters/waitresses are always friendly

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B
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, as always. Very nice Valentine's dinner.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good Valentine Day Evening. The Greeter, Servers, and our Waitress were great. Our table was okay but on a wall right next to sliding doors and was drafty. The food was okay. Pappas may have changed the recipe for their crab cakes. We are long time customers and the last couple of times we have purchased the crab cakes something has not been the same. They have lost their Wow factor. There was an issue with my mash potatoes which they corrected immediately and gave me another pair of fresh hot crab cakes when the plate was returned. Service is always good. Over all a good evening. I just want the Baltimore’s Best crab cake recipe to return! 🙂

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is mine and my wife's go to place for all of our special occasions. We have been going here since they opened in Cockeysville, and for years at parkville location. We have yet to have a bad meal, the service is impeccable friendly and always with a smile.

If I have one complaint it would be they never put their pork chops on the special occasion menu's.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Pappas Cockeysville for Valentines Day in afternoon and our experience was very nice. Tables were set for Valentines Day, waiter DJ was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent !

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Their crab dishes are sensational. The est snd freshest
Lump crab used.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Crab cakes are amazing. Highly recommend. The MD crab soups and cream of crab is excellent.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent service. Great food highly recommend.

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JW
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always

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P
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Awesome crab cake and imperial. A bit noisy and very busy. Will definitely be back soon

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P
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we found the food at Pappas to be delicious and to be just the right amount. Service was prompt but not too intrusive. Nice incandescent lighting - much better than restaurants now lit with LED lights. We will be back!

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IB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was my second time at Pappas. First time I enjoyed it very much - my moms birthday party went great. This time the food didn’t meet my expectations. Both fish orders (orange roughy and chillian sea bass) were pretty fishy and none of my guests liked it. The service was as usual attentive.

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PC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and great company

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DC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Baltimore County Restaurant Week special. The bacon wrapped scallops appetizer was delicious as were our entree's - beef filet medallions & the 10 oz Courage crab cake. The waiter was very attentive but not intrusive.

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s
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was all set to get a crab cake and then found out on Thursdays they have a Prime Rib special. Had to go with that.

Fantastic!! Will definitely go again on a Thursday!!

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OL
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and Pappas is a favorite with my girlfriends and me. Our waiter was so accommodating and helpful. We all had the crab cake platter with various sides. Ordered another to go, to bring home to my husband. Service was excellent! We’ll be back soon.

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G
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They have Gluten Free crab cakes and they are delicious! They also have Pellegrino. I will def go back.

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu and great service too! Had the crabcake platter!

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CS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great crab cakes, as always. Enjoyed dinner with some old friends.
We love the cucumber appetizer. Wonderful lemon meringue pie for dessert.

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JG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We tried this restaurant for our December anniversary and loved it - from the food to the service. We celebrated my husband's birthday and decided to bring our adult children and grandkids. My food was hot but I learned three of the seven were so cold the food wasn't edible. The restaurant was too full for the staff to handle. She did as good as she could but keeping up was not possible. We drove 70 miles because of our December experience. In this world of restaurant competitiveness, it is sad to experience something like this. Very disappointed.

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GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The food quality is superior. The service was just perfect! We will be back, guaranteed.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A Birthday celebration and we had a wonderful time .. customer service was outstanding..

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G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening out with my family at Pappas was more than we expected. The food and service was amazing. We really enjoyed our evening! I can't wait to come back soon. Thank you to the amazing staff!

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T
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was outstanding! Filet cooked perfectly, as requested. Our waitress, Carol, is the best!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a reservation for 7pm, and didn’t get seated until 7:40pm (and that’s only because we were hounding them). We had a nice waiter but it was extremely busy so we had to wait quite a while for service, drinks, and food. The crab cake was amazing, but we didn’t find the other foods we had to be all that great. It was decent, but we most likely won’t be going again.

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t
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Chilean Sea Bass. My wife had a crab cake. Both tasted great. Service was prompt, not obtrusive. Comfortable tables. Good value. Will go back.

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MP
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Chilean Sea Bass was prepared perfectly. Complimentary cucumber appetizer is always great. Wish I knew what the recipe was. They need a larger parking area on Fridays. HAHA!

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TM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. No one knew our table was their serving table. Crabcake had a lot of filler. I did last month have a great crabcake here. Very chilly in front dining room.

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NK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Pappas on several occassions and it never disappoints.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, dining experience was good. Dining room was cold and drafty. We were seated in the center and felt the constant flow of cold air whenever the front was opened. It would be very helpful to block the constant cold air. Needless to say, food didn't keep warm very long.

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U
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Can’t go wrong with crab cakes. Marvin provided awesome service. The entertainment on MLK day was fantastic. Would love to see them again. Will be back!

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P
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for our golf group .. we had a large table in a delightful wine room off the bar near the fireplace .. great ambiance and great crabcakes !

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OT
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place for a wonderful crabcake, but all of the menu items are excellent!

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A
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the best crab cakes around!

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice experience. Our server (Sarah), explained special items for restaurant week and we tried several. Bacon wrapped scallops were awesome. Also enjoyed the pretzel topped with crab dip. The crab cakes were very good and service was excellent

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s
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual excellent food at good price and a staff that seem to really care

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MP
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Chilean Sea Bass was exceptional - melted in your mouth - cooked perfectly. The Filet medallions were ordered medium-rare to medium but came out raw to rare. I good doctor could have brought it back to life.

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C
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pappas is the place for for Maryland seafood. Best crab cakes in Baltimore. Our waitress was great and really knew the specials and sides. Prices are very reasonable.

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