Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
2115 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
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vipDRad66
Baltimore
370 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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cissal
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat crab cakes.

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JimS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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vipMarylander
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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mitch
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DTL29
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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BKS527
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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dianeo
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistentky good food

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ERIC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service! Will definitely be a place I will visit again very soon.

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DestinyN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time coming to this restaurant and location- I heard good news and I’m so glad I finally gave it a chance. The food was so so good, yes it’s pricy but you don’t have to buy the expensive stuff, they have cheaper options! I like that the restaurant is split up into dining, sports bar, and carry out. The service and employees were exceptional. Nothing bad to say! Will be returning frequently

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LorraineB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food - a great place to have dinner with friends

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DSP1
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was great. We couldn't ask for better service. The food was very good. The mussels were good, very big portion. My plate of the 4oz steak with 3 grilled shrimp was cooked to perfection. The table complimentary salad was delicious as well. The house wine was resonably priced. Overall we had a nice dinner and will return. Thank you.

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vippackers1
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The greeting at the door and the courteous, friendly, and helpful waiter only enhanced the delicious food. We had the crabcakes and they were every bit as good as is advertised. I had the octopus appetizer which is worth a try as well. Our waiter is one of very few whom I experienced who offered to serve my bourbon neat; usually the customer has to specify. The next time I am in the area I will return.

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vipLeeG
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We celebrated mom’s 99th birthday.
Out of state relatives joined us for outdoor seating. They loved the crabcakes and thought they were the best they had ever tasted.
Our server was excellent and she treated mom royally.

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JennieDee
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks. Crab cake was perfect, as always.

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Shar
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to awesome crab cakes and crab Mac n cheese, the ambience was very pleasant and the service was outstanding! It’s quite busy on weekends, so reserve ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Pappas Cockeysville I treated my husband for our 15th anniversary. We live in the neighborhood and have been wanting to go for a while. We had a 5:30 reservation. I chose the dining room and it was beautiful.One of several Not many people yet.We chose a booth and our waitress came immediately. We were served ice water rolls and a cucumber salad very good Our order came pretty quickly. My husband ordered the seafood platter and I had the fish and chips platter. Everything was very good except my husband said that the crab cake that he had was not seasoned enough and he knows his crab cakes that's one of the main reasons I wanted to go Oh it was huge and the lump crab was intact but a little disappointed in the taste after hearing so much about it But after bringing leftovers home and we both did because there was a lot of food he put Obay and mustard on it.The other seafood items that he had were excellent Overall it was wonderful and plan to go back soon. And by the time we were leaving the dining room was almost filled

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Kevin
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done, efficient and delicious even on a busy night in the sports bar during the crab meat shortage! The mark ups are reasonable and the cakes are still very good even when they have to stretch a little. Great job!

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BriaA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We went in the wrong door, but they found us, sat us and checked us in, all without having to go out and come back in. Amazing food. Everything was hot, tasted great and didn't take long to get. They even held our main while we ate our apps and and our meals were still perfect!!

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MikeC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was good

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vipPhilipE
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes for 2 people,
and 2 good fried shrimp dishes
for 2, and great spaghetti and
meatballs for another. Also had
4 great Shrimp bisque. Overall
was a fabulous lunch.

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat next to table with fussy small infant. Not aware water glass empty needed refill. Little on expensive side. Not offered soup choice til after I mentioned it myself. Also, had made reservations told to have a seat but other couples came in without reservations and were seated before us. Wasn’t told at front desk that we could be seated immediately. So disappointed about that.

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Sophie
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent as always- best crab cakes we’ve ever had!

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CAROLT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good fresh seafood. Surcharge on crab dishes is reasonable compared to some other restaurants. Only one concern which has nothing to do with food, toilet seat in bathroom is wobbly.

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vipPhilipE
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very large and delicious crab cakes.
My son had the shrimp bisque and
it was very good.
Great dinner.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had the broiled salmon and the jumbo shrimp stuffed with Crab Imperial. WOW! The salmon is always great. We brought half the shrimp w/ crab imperial home. Absolutely delicious with many huge lumps of crap in a delicious sauce. Another great meal.

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vipLeeG
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my mom and had a wonderful time. Mom had a delicious fried shrimp platter and I ordered a perfectly cooked strip steak.
The portions were huge. Our server, Boris, was amazing.
First time dining there that we didn’t order their signature crab cake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes, we each ordered one, my son had the sandwich with French fries. I had a side salad which was crisp, fresh and delicious and my hubby had Cole slaw on the side. Rolls were warm and yummy. Service was excellent. We will be back!

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vipAllan
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Up charge for crab but understand due to shortage.

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vipDiane
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always our dinner’s were delicious. My only complaint is this. I made a reservation for four, high top, in bar area. The reservation site on Open Table specifically asked if a high top was preferred, which I selected. When we got to the restaurant we were told they do not reserve high tops. I know this may not sound like a big deal, however one of my friends has back issues and is much more comfortable when sitting in the higher chairs. If the restaurant cannot accommodate this request it should be taken off reservation site as an option. Thank you

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vipGreatRestaurantOnMission
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cake and crab cake sandwich! Great service but a bit pricey.

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vipCB17
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappas is always a great choice for a meal. Best crabcakes and soup, lots of specials, good drinks and great service makes Pappas a true gem.

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vipDerrick
Kansas City
86 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant! First, the service is top notch. My server (Mike) was attentive, fast, knowledgeable and very personable.

Second, the food was incredible. I ordered the crab soup and crab cake dinner, both dishes were extremely flavorful. The restaurant seafood seasoning enhanced the entrees and would be good on any dish (the seasoning is better than Old Bay in my opinion). I highly recommend this restaurant.

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LindaT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Ethan, our server. He was excellent and added to our experience.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided to go to Pappas's in Cockeysville instead of Parkville for a change. It was so much better. Didn't feel as cramped or like I was sitting on another table's laps. I do wish they could make the noise level a bit lower, but I realize it is hard to keep people from talking so loudly. Thanks for a nice meal and will definitely come back.

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vipDebbie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The crab cakes are delicious. My friend got the red snapper which was excellent.

LM
vipLisaMD
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat in the bar area for the first time since it was Happy Hour! Loved it! Oysters were delish as were entrees!

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vipMaxi
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Crab cake was superb!! Service was lacking bc half the time we couldn’t find our waitress.

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KendyA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!! Crab cakes were excellent!!! Met my Dad here for his birthday....I was nervous because I had never been. Could not be happier!!! Great experience!

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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 2115 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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