Cockey’s to Reopen in Fells Point

| July 19, 2013 | 1 Comments

photoCockey’s Restaurant recently closed their doors in Hollins Market but will be reopening at 1901 Gough St. in Upper Fells Point. Cockey’s, famous for their pit beef and cheesesteaks at 39 S. Arlington St., recently shut down because of a complaint by the Baltimore Health Department about the outdoor use of their smoker used to make pit beef, ribs, sausages and more.

Owner Bob Cockey was offered an opportunity in Fells Point and decided to focus on moving the restaurant there instead of resolving the issue with their smoker.

“We hated leaving Hollins Market and are really going to miss some of the great friends we made in the area, but we are very excited about the new opportunity,” Cockey told

The new restaurant will take the place of the former Shed Row that has been open since the prohibition and was owned by the same family for more than 100 years.  “It will be called Cockey’s at Fells Point and will have the feel of an upscale sports bar,” said Cockey.  They are currently performing renovations to the space which will include an 18-person bar and a 36-person dinning room, as well as a separate entrance for a deli counter and packaged goods.

The restaurant will employ approximately eight people, including several individuals from the Hollins Market location, and will be managed by Cockey, who has more than 42 years in the food business, and his son Robert.

The menu will include deli sandwiches, cheesesteaks, fresh dough pizza, and upscale items such as crab imperial, crab cakes, mashed potatoes and more.  Cockey’s at Fells Point will have many beers on tap and has a beer, wine and liquor license.

Cockey’s at Fells Point is expected to open in approximately 45 days and will be performing several run-throughs with friends and family before opening to iron out all of the kinks.

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