Pappas Restaurant - Cockeysville

4.6
1543 reviews
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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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SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Pappas's crabcake is excellent and worth the trip to Cockeysville. It is not overwhelmed with filler and broiled to perfection.

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JF
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant dining experience. Good service. Good food. Great menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We entertained friends who live in Hawaii and everyone especially enjoyed the crab cakes and cucumber salad.

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JF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with another couple and had an excellent experience. The crab cakes were outstanding and would highly recommend them. Are server, Carlos was excellent. He was very attentive, but not obtrusive. While it was obvious the dinning rooms were quite full, we weren't rushed at all.

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TO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cake all 4 of us ever had in a long time
And there not shy about the size !

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LM
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We really enjoy the food at Pappas'. This time we ordered the Frutti de Mare and one of the seefood specials and both were delicious. Service could have been a little more attentive, but since it was a busy Saturday night, I understand why. Very noisy also in the front rooms, next time I will ask to sit in the back room. All in all, this is a great restaurant.

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G
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Totally disappointed. I should have ordered crab cake but instead got cheesy chicken Chesapeake sandwich. It was inedible. The chicken was tough and rubbery; the topping was missing any crab. I was embarrassed to introduce my guest to Pappas

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FS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Server was not attentive and did not have table cleaned off when food was finished nor was she very prompt. The only thing good about the meal was the crab-cakes the brussel sprouts were over cooked and tasteless and the salad was only mediocre the blue cheese dressing was terrible. It was not an enjoyable Birthday dinner!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catching up with out of town friends

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes are amazing. Easy parking. Good service.

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WF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best crab cakes we have ever had. All jumbo lump backfin with very minor breading. Superb!

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We both had the crab cake platter and my crab cake had five pieces of shell in. There was a yellowish colored jell like substance in the crab cakes that we didn’t care for. My broccoli had spots of brown on so I didn’t eat that. The cucumber salad was delicious and the bread was great! I also enjoyed the potato salad!

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F
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

best crab cakes around. traveled from Pennsylvania for them.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great seafood and great service

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TM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pappas is what it is. My husband loves the crab cakes - and they are wonderful. Pappas is very old Baltimore - emphasis on the old. There's not much charm other than that but it's always packed so they are doing something right. I wish them continued success but it's not my cuppa...

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N
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Just blah, the crab cake had lump crabmeat but this dish was bland, bland, bland

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HD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have enjoyed our meal at Pappas, and this visit was one of the best we have had. DJ, our waiter was wonderful.... attentive, funny and fun! We all had a Crab Cake dinner and it was delicious! We loved the cucumber salad which was provided as soon as we sat down, and the side dishes, especially the double baked potato and grilled asparagus, complemented the meal wonderfully. We will be back soon again!!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations and we were seated immediately.
Waiter was attentive, courteous and friendly.
Food was delicious! Drinks were good too!

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s
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party for an anniversary celebration and everything went perfectly. We were treated like family.

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A
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous here. I always get the crab cakes because they are the best. Everyone in our party had a fabulous meal.

Have never been disappointed!

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m
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My fish and chips were great, but my cousin's pasta with shrimp was bland. Service was terrific. We'll be back.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hostess was great in the bar area.

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B
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday of a deceased relative. Server was very kind but seemed to be either very nervous or in a rush to move us along. Never offered us coffee with dessert; small issue but indicative of everyone’s observation in our
Party.

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CY
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast, food was good, waiter was very friendly. A great way to celebrate our 50th anniversary

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PA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and a outstanding restaurant alittle high in price but very good for a special occasion out. Will definitely be going again

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S
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My party was seated promptly and our beverage order was taken immediately. Our waiter was well spoken and told us the specials for the day. The restaurant was busy that day for lunch service and our orders came after a while. The food was well prepared and the crabcakes were great. I would definitely go there again.

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RT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars, always fantastic

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L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Pappas. We have booked several special occasion there. The food is always excellent. I booked a small girls birthday
luncheon and it was outstanding. Our seating was perfect, the food delicious and our server was very attentive and efficient. Another wonderful experience . Thank you Pappas for always serving mouth watering food, great menu prices and classy servers.

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G
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pappas lived up to its reputation

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IL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, crabcakes were beyond excellent. Brought visitors from NY to taste them and they were very impressed. Only issue was side dishes were overcooked (baked potato, green beans). Green beans also underseasoned.

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KE
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The cream of crab was really tasteless and too thick. The oysters and crab cakes were great. Also one of us had the chicken cheesesteak and loved it. The fries could have been crispier.

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DE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service! Can't wait to go back!

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s
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still and always the best crab cakes in town. Service was exceptional!!!! Enjoyed our whole meal.

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SM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab cakes were outstanding, as usual. One diner wanted soft-shell crabs, but they were out of them, so she had a crab cake, which was delicious. Two of the other diners had the colossal crab cake, which were outstanding. We're from Florida and can't get decent crab cakes there!!

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B
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a rare chance for all of us to be together. We celebrated our fifty year anniversary. The employees and owner Justin couldn’t have been nicer.
The food was wonderful as usual. The ambiance is always great at this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it’s the BEST crab cakes around!!!

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L
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were outstanding and the server was wonderful.

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A
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the crab cakes.

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , very pleasant, all food was well prepared and as ordered .

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there following my daughter’s graduation from Stevenson University. The food was great, the service was fantastic. A wonderful evening.

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