Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
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1765 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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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service was a little slow but the server was so kind and made the entire dinner super fun! Everyone was accommodating and the ambiance was quite and nice. Will definitely be back soon.

MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and responsive waiter made for a wonderful meal.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went for an evening out. Everyone was respectful and the food was delicious.

MM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect like usual great tasting food and great service love this place👍🏻

GR
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin and the staff are consistently awesome - as is the food!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been there in years. Two friends and I decided to meet there for dinner. Our server was attentive but didn't hover so we could catch up. The food was great, the service was great and we decided to go there for our next get together instead of trying another restaurant. Good job Pappas!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Crab cake did not meet expectations. Have eaten here many times and was very satisfied. Crab cake very dry

IS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made reservations for my husband's and best friend's birthdays. Excellent service, excellent food, and a wonderful waitress/server.

MK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a very busy evening when we dined on Sunday evening, reservations were seated in a timely fashion, our server was very attentive, water glasses were refilled as soon as their volume diminished and our food was delicious.

My husband had the COBB salad and he was served a very generous proportion. I ordered a special which for $30 included a cup of soup, a house salad, steamed vegetables and my entree. Again the portions were generous and delicious. Unfortunately, steamed vegetables were over cooked and had therefore lost most of their nutritional value.

B
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pappas makes an outstanding crab cake. The kids menu also had refreshing options. Our server was very helpful as it seemed he had to rectify two issues from the kitchen.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was good but they took my wife’s salad before it was even halfway finished. They did eventually replace it, however.

AK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Although it is a well know restaurant, we would not go back. Food was OK. My wife got a crab cake that was flat to the plate. We thought they may have put it under a broiler and it spread out. We saw a few more crab cakes that others ordered and they looked like a big, well shaped crab cake.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great ...but our server wasnt the best

CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as always excellent, service was great and made for a great evening. Definitely will come back again. Crab cakes are the best.

TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Made a reservation and didn’t have to wait at all!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day, I must say I was disappointed. They offered a limited menu...which overall was fine. I have to believe that because they were so busy...their usual attention to detail was lacking. We will go again, but not for Valentine’s Day.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been patronizing Pappas for years as have our friends. We recommend Pappas all the time to others. We are never disappointed.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our annual Valentine visit. Very nice as usual and the single rise was a nice touch. Menu offerings were limited which was a bit bothersome. We wanted seafood platters which was not offered on the menu sheet given to us. I saw someone with a cheeseburger which was not on the menu sheet 🤔. The crab cakes were good but needed to be baked longer. Overall a good night. We will continue to return for now.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines Day with my wife. It was awesome as were the crab cakes. Will be back!

JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our waitress I believe her name was Patti, was very good and pleasant. The food was served hot, timely and delicious!

b
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Pappas for lunch. The lunch specials can't be beat especially the crabcakes. The specials include an entrée, soup, 2 sides and a non-al drink. The food was delicious and the service was great. We intend to go back again and again. I would recommend Papas to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food as always. Error with side dish and service a bit slow but overall great restaurant.

V
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price

PM
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful Crabcakes!

ST
Corpus Christi
56 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent crab soup and crab cakes. Unbeatable value. Great staff. Can I say more? We hope to be regulars while in MD.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Server had too many tables
Had to ask for water 4 times

g
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent as always! The waitress did forget some cocktail sauce but other than that everything was great!

MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

The food as always was excellent. However it was very busy and my wife and I were placed right at a window and it was cold. I don’t mind the cold but I had to put my jacket on the window sill. Our server was terrible; very inattentive; didn’t ask if we wanted a drink to start; needed reminders and I often had to ask other servers to get him. I generally leave a generous tip but I was hard pressed to give 15%. We have always had great meals and experiences at Pappas but this past Saturday was a disappointment.

LN
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and had to wait 35+ minutes to be seated - never a good start.

Restaurant was comfortable and quiet - able to have a conversation, which is a plus. Service was reasonably attentive, but the waiter had a lot of tables. Would have liked to have bread and not just bread sticks - I thought maybe this was just what they offered, but then noticed that other tables were brought rolls. The crab cake was very good, sides were OK, but nothing special. Overall an OK meal, but not anything to rave about.

M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Crab cakes the best. Very busy so service a little slow. The need so better side dishes though

T
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable.

L
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great but waiter pretty much ignored us. Never asked how our meal was . Never had water refilled

HD
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were the best we have had. The $2 off on Tuesdays is a nice bonus....so we enjoyed some soup first. Both the Maryland Crab and Cream of Crab soups were delicious. We also enjoyed the complementary cucumber salad as we waited for our dinner. Will be back again soon!

FYI, we brought out of town guests twice within the last three weeks and they all enjoyed true Maryland Crab Cakes!

ES
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Known for their crab cakes in this they do not disappoint and the rest of the menu is great food.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Pappas. We’ve never had a bad experience. Our server DJ was great. Definitely going again.

F
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the restaurant week special. Bacon wrapped scallops. Crab cakes and dessert. All were great. This was our first time here and we will go back very soon.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Justin runs a very nice place. Clean, neat and all the staff is very helpful and friendly!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Wish i lived clioser to go more often

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