Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.7
2093 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2093 people are saying
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MikeC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was good

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vipPhilipE
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes for 2 people,
and 2 good fried shrimp dishes
for 2, and great spaghetti and
meatballs for another. Also had
4 great Shrimp bisque. Overall
was a fabulous lunch.

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat next to table with fussy small infant. Not aware water glass empty needed refill. Little on expensive side. Not offered soup choice til after I mentioned it myself. Also, had made reservations told to have a seat but other couples came in without reservations and were seated before us. Wasn’t told at front desk that we could be seated immediately. So disappointed about that.

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Sophie
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent as always- best crab cakes we’ve ever had!

CA
CAROLT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good fresh seafood. Surcharge on crab dishes is reasonable compared to some other restaurants. Only one concern which has nothing to do with food, toilet seat in bathroom is wobbly.

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vipPhilipE
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very large and delicious crab cakes.
My son had the shrimp bisque and
it was very good.
Great dinner.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had the broiled salmon and the jumbo shrimp stuffed with Crab Imperial. WOW! The salmon is always great. We brought half the shrimp w/ crab imperial home. Absolutely delicious with many huge lumps of crap in a delicious sauce. Another great meal.

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vipLeeG
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my mom and had a wonderful time. Mom had a delicious fried shrimp platter and I ordered a perfectly cooked strip steak.
The portions were huge. Our server, Boris, was amazing.
First time dining there that we didn’t order their signature crab cake.

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vipAllan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Up charge for crab but understand due to shortage.

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vipDiane
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always our dinner’s were delicious. My only complaint is this. I made a reservation for four, high top, in bar area. The reservation site on Open Table specifically asked if a high top was preferred, which I selected. When we got to the restaurant we were told they do not reserve high tops. I know this may not sound like a big deal, however one of my friends has back issues and is much more comfortable when sitting in the higher chairs. If the restaurant cannot accommodate this request it should be taken off reservation site as an option. Thank you

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vipGreatRestaurantOnMission
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cake and crab cake sandwich! Great service but a bit pricey.

CB
vipCB17
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas is always a great choice for a meal. Best crabcakes and soup, lots of specials, good drinks and great service makes Pappas a true gem.

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vipDerrick
Kansas City
84 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant! First, the service is top notch. My server (Mike) was attentive, fast, knowledgeable and very personable.

Second, the food was incredible. I ordered the crab soup and crab cake dinner, both dishes were extremely flavorful. The restaurant seafood seasoning enhanced the entrees and would be good on any dish (the seasoning is better than Old Bay in my opinion). I highly recommend this restaurant.

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LindaT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Ethan, our server. He was excellent and added to our experience.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided to go to Pappas's in Cockeysville instead of Parkville for a change. It was so much better. Didn't feel as cramped or like I was sitting on another table's laps. I do wish they could make the noise level a bit lower, but I realize it is hard to keep people from talking so loudly. Thanks for a nice meal and will definitely come back.

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vipDebbie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The crab cakes are delicious. My friend got the red snapper which was excellent.

LM
vipLisaMD
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat in the bar area for the first time since it was Happy Hour! Loved it! Oysters were delish as were entrees!

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vipMaxi
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Crab cake was superb!! Service was lacking bc half the time we couldn’t find our waitress.

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KendyA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!! Crab cakes were excellent!!! Met my Dad here for his birthday....I was nervous because I had never been. Could not be happier!!! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent enough I order delivery and this be day shipping to Colorado

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet with great service

MM
vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
183 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Always good food. Like everywhere else they need to add an extra charge for their crab cakes, but were worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable 51st Anniversary Dinner,,,food was delish!

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RichardC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we come to Baltimore we try to get our fill of Maryland crab cakes, and know that Pappas is the place to go!

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boss61
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was impeccable and the food was its traditional very good. Maybe its just the cost of crabmeat, but our overall meal was pricey and portions were only modest for the cost. I recall larger crab cakes in the past.

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Doug
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding crab cakes as usual but almost had to take out a second mortgage! Crab meat is ridiculous! $30 for one crab cake with two sides! What the heck is going on?!

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TowsonLocal
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed that one of our entrees, a NY Strip steak, came to the table well done when it was ordered med-rare. It took over 10 minutes to replace, and the two other entrees were just sitting on our table. We either had to eat them and leave one person out, or sit there waiting while they got cold. No monetary apology was made. I expected a glass of wine or dessert on the house as possible appropriate choices, but it didn't happen. The steamed shrimp we ordered for an appetizer were very overcooked. Aside from these two things, we had a very nice dinner and enjoyed ourselves. Go try the crabcakes!

LM
vipLisaMD
Tampa
67 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A group of 5 of us had a very enjoyable meal. 4 had the Chilean Sea Bass and loved it. I had the Pork Chops and they were also very good. The only disappointment was Happy Hour items were always available in the restaurant but that has been discontinued. I guess we will sit in the bar area going forward.

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ChFdT
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Pappas, formally Patrick’s, in 18+ years. I returned to the area for business and chose Pappas in hopes that it was the same place that I was thinking. As I was driving there, I recognized landmarks! I ordered the cream of crab soup and the crab cake dinner. It was as delicious as I remembered it from years back! Great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Birthday celebration for my husband, and everything was delicious.

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annw
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not the restaurant it used to be. Crab cakes got smaller and way more expensive

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always outstanding. Service is great. My only issue now is that reservations for high top tables in the bar are no longer available. Would love to still have that as an option. Now just try and show up early and hope for the best.

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ssonia12
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent. The waitress was very attentive.

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LillianB
West Palm Beach
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but, excellent food, "best crab cake in town." Great service with friendly wait staff. Unlike many "post pandemic" restaurants Pappas has not compromise portion size nor quality of food.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
367 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server, Anna, was great. However, rhe kitchen screwed up both of our orders, mine multiple times. When we finally got the correct food it was delicious - hot & tasted really good. Unless screwing up orders is the norm for the kitchen, a visit from a manager should have happened. Anna was very apologetic but it really is not her responsibility to address lapses of the kitchen with the customer.

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vipKinsgirl
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our wait staff (Amanda) was very good and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. The best Crab cake in town. I sat in the bar area for the first time, and I loved it. Everything was awesome.

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vipKennethE
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, will return

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KRogers
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was truly awesome! They treated us like we were VIPs the entire time.

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had made a reservation for a high top in the bar, but now that places have opened back up the restaurant is no longer honoring reservations in the bar. Fortunately we were able to find a couple seats at the bar itself.

FAQs

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 666-0030.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.7 stars by 2093 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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