Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

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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' 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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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always take our out of town friends here for crab cakes. Now they ask to go there when they are here.

MS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and an exceptionally good Waiter (David).

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a 75th Birthday celebration. We all ordered the crab cake platter with different sides. The food was delicious and the service was great. Everyone really enjoyed it. The also gave her a desert that she was able to take home as we had a cake waiting at my home,

H
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Pappas and their famous crab cakes full filled our expectations. We think these crab cakes are the best in the Baltimore area with a very generous serving. Looking forward to returning again.

CB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us were there to celebrate my 72nd Birthday Sunday. Carol was our waitress, and she went out of her way to make sure my friend's green beans were cooked to her liking. From the moment we arrived everyone make us feel welcome and appreciated. It was Raven's football in the bar, and the excitement filtered into the dining room where we were. It's always great hearing fans cheer the hometown team on. The Alfredo, Penne pasta, crab cakes, Fried shrimp, and Shrimp salad were delicious! I was even serenaded Happy Birthday, complete with a candle in my delicious chocolate ice cream! We enjoy choosing Pappas, and are always happy. Special thanks to Carol, you were wonderful!

O
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

DJ was a great server. Food was delicious.

KG
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived the crab cake. Waitress was very good even though it was very busy.

CB
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pappas is a consistently great restaurant with outstanding food and service. Best crab cakes anywhere, exceptional sea food, Italian, steaks, etc. They do it all with impeccable service and a great atmosphere. Pappas has quickly become our favorite restaurant.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love the breadsticks and cucumber salad and the crab cakes of course! Waiter was great but it was so loud in the small dinning room that it was hard to hear each other.

f
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best crab cakes in MD. Imperial crab is also wonderful.

HC
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always the best.
We always go to Pappas once a month

DG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! From beginning to end it’s was great, the food, the service, the portions, I can’t say one negative thing. Keep up the good work and I have become a regular diner.

C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crabcake ever !!!

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent & attentive service, with delicious colossal lump crab cakes. Would definitely go back for their crab cakes. Very casual sorts pub in the large bar, which was more lively than the formal dining areas & reasonably priced.

OT
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent, server was pleasant, but scarce at times.

MK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly. Our waitress was very attentive quick to refill our drinks. Never felt rushed. A very pleasant experience. Been here before and will definitely return.

AR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in so many ways. I would say Awesome but that might give away too much. We will be back ourselves, with relatives, with friends . . .

JH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brandon was our server for our party of eight for my mothers birthday. It was her 87th birthday. His service was excellent and we appreciate everything he did.

DA
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing!! Never disappointed!

FD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined with friends and each had a different meal. All meals arrived to the table hot and were delicious. The server was attentive without being obtrusive. A delightful evening topped by good food and service.

TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pappas never disappoints with their fabulous crab cakes! After an initial glitch with a server was corrected, the entire dining experience was wonderful!

S
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The crab cakes were disappointing, just like our last two visits there. Too much filler and they were on the dry side. Recently I have had better crab cakes at The Corner Stable and at By The Docks.

RG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We made reservations as this was a special Birthday dinner for my wife. She had been talking about going to Papoa’s for weeks ! We were sat at a tiny table that barely had enough room for our plates. But the most disappointing part was that this table was right on the corner of the main entrance/exit to the dining room. My wifevwas constantly having to readjust her chair so as not to be bumped or in the way. She did not complain but it was clearly upsetting. The food however was fantastic !

BG
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday dinner. No wait at 8:30. Good and service great. Crab cake deliciously lived up to its reputation

l
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes

DL
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was delicious but I was disappointed that they ran out of the cucumbers they always serve. I was with a friend from out of state who wanted a great crab cake so I knew just where to go.

FR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great crabcakes enjoyed them and the service and wait time was great

B
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friends drove from N Virginia for crab cakes & we not disappointed!

V
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The staff is lovely. Specials are very good prices. I like the original restaurant better but this is fine. Nice food. Thanks.

WB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 1st time..even better 2nd time !!............................

CA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT! A GREAT SPOT FOR OUT OF TOWN FRIENDS AND FAMILY

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes were delicious!

s
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, great food! Our waiter was fantastic and he was busy! Will come back often!!

MD
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for lunch and spent a long time at the table catching up w a friend. No pressure to leave the table which was appreciated. Lots of variety on the menu, but we both went with the crab cakes.

LP
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was a bit less than we’re used to.

D
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too much confusion with the reservation. In addition, this location varies greatly from the Parkville location. The food and service were not at at all what I'm used to. Greatly disappointed for my birthday dinner.

RD
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was perfect. Made it special.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. This is our 4th time at Pappas, each time with a large party, which they're very good at managing. Looking forward to our next visit.

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