Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
1879 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 1879 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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MindyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & well distanced from others
Would recommend !!!

Best crab cake

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vipTammyO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite crab cakes! This is a "don't miss" for the crab cakes.

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KirtW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service impeccable. I will definitely come back

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MikeC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood dishes with large portions. First time here. We will be back often.

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More people there than in past outings so the noise level was a little higher. Still had great service. The only drawback was we had reserved a hightop in the bar via OpenTable and when we got there there were none available. We were offered a regular table which is not what we really wanted but shortly after being seated we were told there was a spot at the bar and we took that instead. So we left happy, satisfied and full. Always outstanding meals here.

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vipDaveR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sports bar - decent menu - great seafood selections

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LeoS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The usual Tuesday 8 ounce crab cake special for lunch with drink cup of soup and 2 sides was excellent food at a reasonable price.

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had mussels in white sauce for an appetizer. I had the shrimp and scallops ala vodka over pasta for the main course. Both were outstanding.

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Ramesh
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food.

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vipCheryleW
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner had same dish as last time! Crab cake! Have a wonderful menu and excellent specials but I can forgo what I come here for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

During these difficult times, Pappas has continued to provide excellent food and great service!

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Hales
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our evening. Our waitress was very pleasant, the food was amazing (as always) and the atmosphere was quiet. They were very respectful with following the guidelines of social distancing and mask wearing. I highly recommend this restaurant! "Best crab cakes in Maryland".

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LeoS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We Went at 2:00 P.M. to avoid crowds and this strategy worked. The waitress was attentive did not try to rush us and waited for us to finish a course before bringing the next one. The seafood was up to their usual high standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas crab cakes & crab imperial are worthy of excellent ratings and never disappoint, especially in these difficult times!
Our server, Ethan was especially attentive and right on the mark - kudos to him & the kitchen staff!

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JoeJr2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome experience

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Mike
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE dined in at Pappas on a Thursday night. Not that many people and tables were spaced apart. Food was delicious. The crab cake is the best in town and the Orange Roughy was very tasty and cooked to perfection. We also got a dessert to take home, triple chocolate mousse cake. It was creamy and delectable. It was a very nice dinner out.

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BillW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was amazing

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georgiakay
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pappas' crab cakes cannot be beaten, and this is from a native Baltimorean. If you have not tried them, you should!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally set for 2, but our son joined us for dinner. Hightop table was reserved for us just as we asked. Couldn't be more pleased.

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kratochvilsbj
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Worth the trip. Good tasty food.reasonable price good service

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vipmissmarym
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I appreciated Pappa's commitment to providing a safe environment for a rare dinner out. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. I had crab mac and cheese, that was cheesy and crabby in the best way.

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Tootie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Crab cakes are good, need a little more seasoning. They could use a little facelift too.

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JamesO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been for several years and wanted a special place to celebrate our Anniversary. We were not disappointed with the food and service. Definitely will be returning.

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MarciaTheRealtor
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I went 10/31/20. Our service and server were great. We were seated and waited on promptly. Our server was very friendly and took his time going over the menu and answering our questions. I had red snapper, which was prepared to perfection and my sister had steak with crab imperial, which she loved. Everything from wait times, to food, to waitstaff, was perfect. And, the price was excellent!

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GinaE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and professional. Food very good and consistent.

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Bobcat48
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found Pappas Restaurant through a Web search for best restaurants near Cockeysville, MD, on our way to a 3-day stay in Gunpowder Falls State Park. The online reviews were right about the excellence of the crab cakes, which my wife and I both ordered on our first visit. We loved the meal so much that we stopped in again for lunch 3 days later, on our way back home. On this second visit, we had the crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp (actually, 3 jumbo shrimp stuffed inside the equivalent of a Pappas full-size crabcake) and broiled rockfish. Both of these dishes were absolutely delish. If you visit Pappas, make sure at least one entree has a crabcake (and everyone gets at least a bite!). We also split a bowl of cream of crab soup on each visit--something else not to miss.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

In many visits to Pappas' in Cockeysville, for the first time - it appeared as though we were not assigned a server. After about 8 minutes of waiting patiently, a server approached us and asked if we had been helped. This was obviously not her assigned table; however, she proceeded to take care of us for the meal. Otherwise, the food was very good and we will return again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Service was great.

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KAP19
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating promotion of a dear friend.

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vipfelix
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine hospitality! The butterflied medium well filet mignon was delicious! Homemade mashed potatoes, yummy! My husband had a delicious 8oz lump crabcake (no shells) with his filet. Mrs. Pose's coconut cake was moist and delicious! This was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average place don’t know what more to say

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PatriciaC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent crab cakes!!

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vipChrisH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute adjustment when some friends decided to join us. Had hoped for a booth but was able to get a hightop instead which worked out okay. Food was delicious as always and servers Todd and Chuck came by regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
171 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

During this time Pappas is not as busy as usual. The food was good and service okay.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I would recommend this location

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ssonia12
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurants exceeded exceptations. The crab cakes are exceptional and the service is amazing.

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandson and I had a delicious lunch and felt very comfortable with the safety measures in place!

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A good dining experience. Would have been great if the food was heated a little more through and the server offered us dessert or coffee before just brining the check.

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keving
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Heather did a fantastic job. She kept our drinks full and never missed an empty plate. We are a hunting club and were 8 men on this particular night. We can be a bit "smart" at times and Heather could have been sitting with us she was that good!

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vipTammyO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love visiting Pappas for the crabcakes! Sooo good! My go-to place for great crab cakes!

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Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville is rated 4.6 stars by 1879 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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