Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
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1708 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!
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OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had the shrimp in a rose volka sauce. It was very hot. That is all you can say for it. It was bland beyond belief with slices of garlic that was so old it had no flavor. The garlic was not roasted or in any other encouraged to add flavor. I took the left overs home ( 3/4 of the dish) and when I reheated the fat just swarmed over the dish. I ate about 3 bites and threw the rest out.

My husband liked his chicken.

i have had their crab cakes and they are excellent. Just don't stray from their specialty.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and seafood.

NT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just plain excellent! We were a party of seven and everyone was very satisfied with their meal. Our server, Rhonda, was wonderful; attentive, but not hovering. Crab cakes were outstanding. However one of our party ordered lamb and was delighted! A very enjoyable time! Highly recommended!

DT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Three folks in our party of four got crab cakes and all of us thought they were excellent. The other person got rock fish and thought it was just okay. The Maryland crab soup was a nice starter and we finished our meal with 2 rice puddings and 2 ice creams. The crab soup and both desserts were very good. Good selection of draft beers and a nice wine list. Service was timely and friendly. We will definitely return.

JB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual, service was excellent.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Everyone (4 people) had a very good meal.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid as always

LS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Brought some newbies who were pleasantly surprised.

R
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Crab Cakes are to DIE for! Great Service!

ST
Corpus Christi
55 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab soup was excellent. Shared the double crab cake platter, definitely award winning. Will return again soon. Highly recommend.

TK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the crab cakes were excellent and the server handled our group of 6 in an outstanding manner. She always checked to see if everything was OK, and kept our drinks full.

OT
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, crab cakes better than usual. Server was also very good.

OT
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Friends get together - food was excellent, but service was a little haphazard. Server may have had other tables out of sight?

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. We got seated right away even with a party of 9.
A little loud since we were right by the sports bar and there was a window in the wall looking at the bar. We were able to close the wooden shutter on the window and it cut down on some of the noise, but we had numerous people in the hallway play with the shutter while we were eating....which was very annoying.
Can’t say enough about our server. He was excellent and with a party of 9, that’s saying something.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Pappas Restaurant . The food is always good. The servers are very friendly.

We had a great time

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

New year eve

OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My entree was brought out before anyone else’s (7 guests )
It arrived cold
Not a pleasant dining experience for me

AG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Highly recommend the crab cakes- some of the very best I’ve ever had.

A
Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are amazing! Love going to Pappas!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my son’s 13th birthday. The food was amazing as always and everybody is so friendly and helpful. Just a great restaurant.

m
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We love Pappas - food consistently good. Experience may differ depending on where you're seated.

CK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very efficient and the food was hot when it came to the table.

LM
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch with family and 2 small children. Service with Carol was outstanding. Food arrived timely and was very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our gathering!

S
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes always!

JB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been more pleased! Everything was perfect.

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes cannot be beaten anywhere. They are all lump meat crab. The service matches the appeal of the food. The atmosphere is good. Tables are a little close so there is a bit of noise but no worse than most restaurants. Overall the best food for the money, since the side are great and included.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We were seated immediately but after thirty minutes of no service we had to get up and ask for a waiter. The quality of the food was not matched by the quality of the food service. We have dined here before with no complaints but this was not a experience to remember.

BB
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best there is!

b
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No wait
Quick set
Food was hot
The tables were too close fro service people to get to them

RT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

TK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Check your bill, our waitress charged us for 3 glasses of wine when we each had only one. Got applesauce instead of asparagus but brought it quickly. Crab cakes were very good.

BG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always- excellent food and service. Love the sports bar side of the house but the dining room is just as enjoyable depending on the mood!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable experience. Would recommend Pappas.

m
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is my usual meeting place with my friends, so I'm there every two months or so. It has never been less than packed so make reservations. I love the food and the wait staff will negotiate with the kitchen within reason. It's a very bustling place in large part because the food is so good.

B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate in the spirts bar. Went in wanting chicken tenders but was tempted by the crab cakes, and we were not disappointed! Delicious jumbo lump crab, wort every penny! Fun sports ambiance.

MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Perfect service and awesome good. Thank you Pappas!

N
Baltimore
116 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were four of us who went to lunch @ the Cockeysville Pappas Restaurant. Having been to the other two all of us believe that Cockeysville is the best. The crab cakes were rated A+ for the winter season. Our waitress was very attentive. However, the front greeting staff needs some education regarding the limitations of elderly who use assistive devices to get around. Please tell them not to say "you can look into each room so you can find your friends." The front desk greeting staff seem young & healthy, so they should be able to look for the seated party.

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place... will definitely be back!

s
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Seated almost 25 min after reservation. When seated saw there were many open tables. Why the wait?
All food very good. Liked cucumber appetizer on table. Bus girls kept water glasses filled. Rice pudding delicious. Waitress curt and slapdash in way items just about slapped on table.
Been at Pappas probably a dozen times in last 2 yrs. and she is absolutely not the norm. Will go back, but will never have her ruin a nice meal again! Would have complained at front desk, but two teen males too busy with their phones.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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