Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
2146 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 2146 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

L
vipLovely
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Delicious crab cakes. Ample, generous portions. Sat in bar and it was what a bar is.

Z
Zackattack
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to Pappas on several occasions in the past and never any problems or issues. On this night 2 of the first 3 dishes that were brought to the table had hair in them. SIMPLY NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

MM
vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
183 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pappas was extremely busy this Saturday after Thanksgiving. They did a good job of honoring reservations. The service was hurried, understandable, but very good. The food as usual very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam was a wonderful server. Great food! Great drinks! Quick service. This was our first time there and we will definitely be back!

JM
JoanM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed in the meal that was for Thanksgiving. It was warm & sides were cold. Potatoes had lumps. Very disappointed. I didn’t eat it.
I ask for ice cream & Cho sauce for dessert. I was told I could have the ice cream
on the side of apple pie. She wasn’t able to let me have the ice cream with Cho.
Sauce.
I will not go back for any holiday event.
Not worth the money.

O
Ocjean
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time out for Thanksgiving in a while.
Had reservation. Seated on time.
Food was great. Not sure where the pies were from...but outstanding .
And let's not forget our server... Carol (71) was wonderful. I know how it is to work on holidays and she gets all the stars.

BB
BonitaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We come to Pappas' often and I must say I was disappointed. I realized it was a holiday, but, fortunately, there was no one checking in at the time we came in. There were 3 young women at the desk who continued to chat while we waited. No one glanced our way.
Secondly, the food was not up to its usual goodness. The crabcake was nothing like their usual crabcake. A lot of filler. Not very tasty at all. The green beans were undercooked, a lot. A lot. Sadly, the turkey dinner was not up to their standards either. For the price, it was not worth it. So very disappointed.

j
juliebalto
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My family got crab cakes, I got the turkey dinner and wish I had ordered differently. The turkey was dry, the stuffing was awful: salty, full of raisins and carrots, had an off-putting dehydrated vegetable taste to it. They all liked their crab cakes, I am not a fan of asian swimmer crab meat or the preparation so thats why I didn't order them plus it was Thanksgiving. The mashed potatoes and green beans were good at least.

d
dianeo
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Thanksgiving they were well prepared. The food was delicious and a good proportion.

BC
BrennaC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff at Pappas was very welcoming and the food was really good. We are a meal there in Thanksgiving day and will definitely go back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service! Our waitress (Carol) was very pleasant and attentive!

JC
vipJillC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good as usual. Crab cakes were disappointing. At least 50 percent filler. No joke. Used to be the best. Not anymore.

l
viplindah
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas in Padonia is still the best place for great crab cakes!

BK
BKS527
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed. The seafood is always fresh, plentiful and the service is great.

LG
vipLeeG
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service.
Delicious crab cakes. The absolute best!!!!
A perfect dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant! More shells in the crab cakes than ever before

LF
LawrenceF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time we sat on the restaurant side and it was awesome !!! Waitress was great and so was the food

GF
GloriaF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice, informative and gracious in helping us to make our choice of food. Made us aware of the Lunch SPECIAL menu which each of us ordered from. The person who seated us only provided the regular menu upon being seated.

ST
SusanT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for crab cakes and weren’t disappointed. Food and service was great

s
vipsusieq
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been here due to the COVID for at least a year and 1/2. It is as always fantastic, the food, the crab cakes of course, the service and even the pricing. Was delighted as always!!

MK
MayK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner. Crab cakes and shrimp were excellent.

M
vipMghas
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

B
Bob007
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always. The lunch specials are a great value.

KS
KalathilS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

RH
RussH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food-good service-!!!!!!!! Will be back! Price fair!!!

g
gottabeglutenfree
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are delicious. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time.
Our waitress Nicky was friendly and efficient.

b
vipbbme999
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am not a big fan of crabcakes, however I realized after being here but I’ve never had crabcakes before. This was delicious. Will definitely come back next time I’m in the area. Service was excellent, very attentive and helpful. Really nice experience

BS
BradS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable meal. Crab cakes
are wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive even though he was juggling many tables. Highly recommend and will return again.

b
bubbeof3
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious!

AC
ArielC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The owner walked us out to the car with their umbrella because it was raining hard. The hospitality was great. I can’t wait to return to Pappas

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff. The best crab cakes in Baltimore!

DR
vipDRad66
Baltimore
375 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server, Justin, was great! That being said, I don't know what the issue is in the kitchen but they have NEVER gotten my order correct - and I usually order the same thing, and since they always screw up my order I am very specific with the server, and STILL they mess it up!

It's not that hard - I order a hot roast beef platter with french fries - and I want the bread toasted (so it's not soggy by the time it gets to the table) - NEVER gets toasted - and gravy over everything including the fries - never get the gravy on the fries and a couple of times they've sent it out with mashed potatoes. Do they not pay attention? Do they just ignore the server's instructions? I love the roast beef platter - the meat is always tender - I love the gravy (obviously) - but I just can't figure out why they can't get it right!!!

Justin was very apologetic when he came to check after our order was brought out by a runner - offered to take it back to get it re-done with the bread toasted - brought out a big bowl of extra gravy.

c
cissal
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat crab cakes.

JS
JimS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four people in my party. Everyone was completely satisfied with their meal from appetizer to desert. The crab meat and steak was excellent and other seafood ordered was great.

M
vipMarylander
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas was Great!!!! We went to Pappas to celebrate my mothers birthday. The reservation was originally for 6 and ended up being for 24!!! They were so accommodating, let me change the reservation and we didn’t have to wait long for our seats. Christian and Michael were are servers and they were awesome!! The food was fantastic! Best crab cake I have ever had - lump, minimal filler., well seasoned. YUMMY!!! Definitely going back.

m
mitch
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager of the restaurant went out of his way to take care of my needs

DT
DTL29
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were in town for a college golf tournament and had read great reviews about this place so we decided to visit. It was also recommended by our hotel. We were completely let down as our experience did not live up to the great reviews. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and the mushroom itself was hot, however the filling was cold, and for four small mushroom caps at the cost of $25.00 this was definitely NOT worth it. We also ordered simple pub food, which is a good portion of the menu, that really was no different than any other pub (Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Philly steak sandwich). Our server was not attentive at all, it took us a 1/2 hour to get our check while she was chit chatting behind the bar, and then another 1/2 hour for her to process our payment. It's a typical locals bar scene, definitely not something to write home about. For as pricey as it was I would've chosen to go elsewhere had it not been for the initial reviews. Since there will be a next time as we will be in the area again, we will definitely be seeking other alternatives.

BK
BKS527
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and presentation, service was awesome and ambiance was great.

S
Staysea
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mike was attentive and not over bearing. He was very professional yet personable. When I return, I would love to sit in his section

FAQs

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

Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.6 stars by 2146 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.

Tweets by Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville