Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
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1781 Reviews
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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'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!
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V
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

LM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas always has great food and the Wait staff is very courteous!

P
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great, very pleasant, food was delicious, it was pretty crowded so the noise level was a little high

OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. It was also nice to see the owner on site. They take pride in their food, the environment, and care about their customers.

M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my spouse’s birthday. We had a very large party. The staff accompanied us and helped create a great and memorable evening.

g
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant. The best crab cakes in Baltimore.

Go whenever I visit

SD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass was probably the best that I have ever had! The texture, the spices, everything was perfect! The waitstaff were attentive, the ambiance was nice, and we all left very satisfied. The other meals at our table that were equally good were the prime rib, crab imperial, and of course the always delicious Pappas crabcake! If you have not been to Pappas, you need to go. You will not be disappointed.

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful Atmosphere The Food Was Great!

A
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful crab cakes. Always consistent and delicious! Our waitress Patsy was fabulous!

JH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. My guest arrived before I did and the Host seated them. The food came out timely, hot, and appealing to the eye. It was a perfect surprise dinner party for my Husband. Thank you all very outstanding service.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As always the crab dishes and other entrees were tasty as well as the side dishes. I especially liked the cole slaw and green beans.

I did have an issue with my meal. I ordered the prime rib, which I love, but got a strip steak instead. I didn’t realize it until I started eating. I don’t care for strip steaks. Another person ordered the seafood combo and wasn’t asked how he wanted it cooked. Of course he got it the other way which he hated. The other 4 people were very happy with their meals.

Also, there were no clams or mussels on the menu. The only oysters were fried and they were over cooked and hard.

Next time I’ll pay more attention to my food.

Over all it was a good meal.

d
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Pappas! Definitely need reservations on Friday night. Busy!!

J
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Baltimore for a few days and had to eat crab cakes. Pappas has wonderfully delicious crab cakes and the service was excellent. It’s really worth the price. Get the double crab cake dinner and take one gone for the next day. I’ve eaten the crB cakes from other places when I’ve been in town before but Pappas is much better.

BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed lunch at Pappas's last week with some relatives from out of state. This was their 3rd visit and they were just as enthused as their first time at this wonderful restaurant. The food, especially the crab cakes, was excellent! The service was great, as usual, and the price was right! We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will be returning!!

WU
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had crab cakes and steak. Both excellent as was the calamari appetizer

V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service was a little slow but the server was so kind and made the entire dinner super fun! Everyone was accommodating and the ambiance was quite and nice. Will definitely be back soon.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and responsive waiter made for a wonderful meal.

G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's always a good experience when we visit Pappas restaurant. The food is always good too.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went for an evening out. Everyone was respectful and the food was delicious.

MM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect like usual great tasting food and great service love this place👍🏻

GR
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin and the staff are consistently awesome - as is the food!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been there in years. Two friends and I decided to meet there for dinner. Our server was attentive but didn't hover so we could catch up. The food was great, the service was great and we decided to go there for our next get together instead of trying another restaurant. Good job Pappas!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Crab cake did not meet expectations. Have eaten here many times and was very satisfied. Crab cake very dry

IS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made reservations for my husband's and best friend's birthdays. Excellent service, excellent food, and a wonderful waitress/server.

B
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pappas makes an outstanding crab cake. The kids menu also had refreshing options. Our server was very helpful as it seemed he had to rectify two issues from the kitchen.

MK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a very busy evening when we dined on Sunday evening, reservations were seated in a timely fashion, our server was very attentive, water glasses were refilled as soon as their volume diminished and our food was delicious.

My husband had the COBB salad and he was served a very generous proportion. I ordered a special which for $30 included a cup of soup, a house salad, steamed vegetables and my entree. Again the portions were generous and delicious. Unfortunately, steamed vegetables were over cooked and had therefore lost most of their nutritional value.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was good but they took my wife’s salad before it was even halfway finished. They did eventually replace it, however.

AK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Although it is a well know restaurant, we would not go back. Food was OK. My wife got a crab cake that was flat to the plate. We thought they may have put it under a broiler and it spread out. We saw a few more crab cakes that others ordered and they looked like a big, well shaped crab cake.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great ...but our server wasnt the best

CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as always excellent, service was great and made for a great evening. Definitely will come back again. Crab cakes are the best.

TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Made a reservation and didn’t have to wait at all!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day, I must say I was disappointed. They offered a limited menu...which overall was fine. I have to believe that because they were so busy...their usual attention to detail was lacking. We will go again, but not for Valentine’s Day.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been patronizing Pappas for years as have our friends. We recommend Pappas all the time to others. We are never disappointed.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our annual Valentine visit. Very nice as usual and the single rise was a nice touch. Menu offerings were limited which was a bit bothersome. We wanted seafood platters which was not offered on the menu sheet given to us. I saw someone with a cheeseburger which was not on the menu sheet 🤔. The crab cakes were good but needed to be baked longer. Overall a good night. We will continue to return for now.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines Day with my wife. It was awesome as were the crab cakes. Will be back!

JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our waitress I believe her name was Patti, was very good and pleasant. The food was served hot, timely and delicious!

b
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Pappas for lunch. The lunch specials can't be beat especially the crabcakes. The specials include an entrée, soup, 2 sides and a non-al drink. The food was delicious and the service was great. We intend to go back again and again. I would recommend Papas to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food as always. Error with side dish and service a bit slow but overall great restaurant.

V
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price

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