Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.7
1934 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1934 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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DeeSell
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Sat outside and loved the ambiance since it is in a bustling shopping center where I got to people watch as well! Definitely a go to!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
361 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family meal at Pappas'. Everyone was thrilled with their food - the birthday girl was disappointed that her favorite dish Chicken Madrilena was removed from the menu - but she enjoyed her entree. Our server was excellent - on it for everything - refills, requests, he was there!

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RonA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time that we have eaten out in over a year. We chose Pappas because it is our favorite restaurant. We live in Bel Air, MD so it isn’t very convenient for us but it is well worth the drive. The atmosphere and the food are top notch.

We will keep coming back for not just ourselves but for important family celebrations as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible!! I highly recommend this establishment!

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vipDonn
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Pappas in Cockeysville was excellent in all ways. Two of us had crab cakes. Mine was the gluten-free type, and it was excellent. Our third person had the ribs, which I tasted and found also to be quite good. My mother had the Mrs. Posey’s cheesecake, which she enjoyed immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Pappas Cockeysville on Easter Sunday. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Everything went very smoothly even with COVID-19 protocols in place. Our server was wonderful. The food was outstanding as usual. A very enjoyable Easter dinner all around.

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12ws
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always. Easter Sunday crowded but moved

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At some point Pappas will be back up to full capacity. For now there is sufficient social distancing to be comfortable. They always try to accommodate my reservation requests in the bar, and succeeded this time as well. We received attentive service from Hannah. Food service was from Tim and Charla, and our regular servers Chuck and Justin said hello on the way by to help other customers. So friendly staff, good food, acceptable prices for the quality of the food and every effort is made to keep clients safe and satisfied. While writing this glowing review may increase the attendance at Pappas and make it harder for me to get a table, you really can't go wrong with dining here. You won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great as always

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JerryS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food always consistent. Service was good. Fewer people but still noisy.

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JC123
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything is great but just takes a little too long for the food to reach the table. I have seen that on many visits to Pappas. Probably 40 minutes from order to the food coming out. But food is great and people there are very helpful and courteous.

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vipLuluMD
Tampa
60 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy dining at Pappas'. Food is always delicious from appetizers to entrees. We never have room for dessert so I cannot rate that, but I would bet that is good!! I will keep going there weekly!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas is always a great place to dine when we are in town - undeniably great food and predictable good service!

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LeoS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual the seafood was outstanding. The usual lunch special of crab cake, cup of soup, two sides and drink is a good value.

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fatherz
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My wife and I ate here on the 31st of March and again on the 1st of April; the second time with her brother.

In both cases, the food was very good to excellent; the ambiance was very nice; and the servers were polite. However, in both cases, the servers made significant errors with the food. On the 31st, my wife was served the wrong entree. On the 1st, neither appetizer ordered ever made it to the table. Perhaps we were just unlucky; perhaps there is a server training problem in the restaurant. (A lemonade was also refilled with ginger ale).

Would I eat here again? Absolutely! One of the best crab cakes I've ever had. But I would also carefully check my order and my check.

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vipmrshoemaker
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 54 wedding anniversary the food was great the service was great the best part was having to be able to order a diabetic dessert they had two of them most restaurants have none so for me being diabetic it was the best part of the whole thing which makes them the smartest restaurant people I know

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! One of my favorite restaurants because they truly care about the customers

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thank you so much, Scott! Come back soon to dine with us!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this place so much we eat here virtually every Saturday. Good drinks and good food.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on April 2, 2021

Your loyalty means so very much to us. Thank you kindly and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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vipBGmb
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all the way around!

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MarionR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The crab cakes were delicious, as well as the green beans

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much! Have a great week.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated right on time and greeted promptly. Our server was very attentive. Our only disappointment was that fried oysters were still listed on the menu but are not currently being served.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so very much. Have a lovely weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant and great service. Look forward to next time

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We cannot wait to see you next time as well. Thank you so much!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Little more crowded and louder than in recent months now that some of the restrictions have been lifted. Still attentive service and great food. Making the reservation on OpenTable assured us a high top in the bar as requested.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you again soon!

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JennieDee
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so very much! Have a great week!

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vipkashas
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the chilean sea bass special. The sauce that was on it was horrible and the presentation could have veen better. My husband had the seafood pasta and that was delicious. The buffalo wings, salads and cream of crab soup were all good. The service was excellent. Our waiter and others would stop by to make sure we were good/needed anything. We will definitely go back.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We hope you will come back to see us again very soon! Cheers!

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vipsallybo
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Very busy with many dining rooms. Social distancing was observed. Service was fine. Salmon was pretty but quite rare.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and feedback. Be sure to come back soon to see us, Sally!

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TheodoreS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cream of crab lacked substance. Maryland crab mostly vegetables. Crab cakes lacked taste. Prime rib low in flavor.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to look into this right away for you. Should you ever have an issue, please seek out a manager so we can be sure to amend this for you right away! We hope to see you back soon!

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viplovedit
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can I say other than fabulous. It's good getting back out to eat in a restaurant again. This was our first time in over 9 months and it was a great experience.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to see you back soon!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would return in the future and recommend to others.

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viplindah
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Please keep the chopped sirloin.

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KathyK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Crab cake was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their meals!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it is impossible to have a meal here that isn't outstanding.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We just love to hear this! Thank you so much!

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winifred
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were five of us---4 adults and one 8 year old. We ordered calamari for starters and they were excellent, although there is never quite enough marinara sauce to last for the number of calamari. Two adults ordered crabcake with fries & cole slaw. They said crab cakes were excellent. I ordered scallops w/sweet potato french fries and cole slaw. All were excellent. Pappas' coleslaw is very good---almost as good as that of Friendly Farms. which in my opinion is the best ever. The other adult ordered spaghetti with meatballs. He said the noodles had been warmed over a bit too long and were somewhat tough. And he was very disappointed to find that the meatballs were soy. There's no excuse for a restaurant of Pappas' caliber to use soy meatballs!! He was quite disappointed. Our waitress was excellent and checked on us periodically.
Overall, Pappas is great---will go back again!

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SByrd
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Carole was awesome. She had everything we needed before we could ask. The food did not disappoint us it was amazing! Even with pandemic they managed to be safe. Can’t wait to return.

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LeoK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for a great meal in a quiet environment and safety measures in place

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KimberleyH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. Love bringing the family together there.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in to dine with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
174 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's been awhile since we've been to Pappas due mainly to the pandemic. It was a pleasure coming back to see that the restaurant was busy. The food was great as usual. We thoroughly enjoyed returning.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Come back soon!

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GarrettZ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten many times there. Always great food. Wait staff is always polite and very pleasant. Well worth the trip.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you so much, Garrett!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious meal at Pappas. The dining room was a little louder at our most recent outing as restrictions lift on indoor dining. Service was attentive while not being overbearing.

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you, Chris!

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RebeccaS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you so much, Rebecca!

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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.7 stars by 1934 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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