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Papapavlo's Bistro & Bar
Papapavlo's Bistro & Bar

Papapavlo's Bistro & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.papapavlos.com
  • Email: papapavlos@sbcglobal.net
  • Phone: (209) 477-6133
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We excel in off premise catering. We do everything from deliver orders priced at $75 and above to full service formal events. Our restaurant began with catering. Tell us your budget and we’ll provide a proposal within that budget. We don't publish prices because every catering differs whether its with service (or without), with rentals (or without), buffet or sit down, appetizers only or appetizers + dinner + dessert.....there are so many variations and we want to price your party for YOU. With larger caterings (such as weddings) we provide 2 complimentary entree tastings as well.
  • Private Party Facilities: No Room Fees. Food & beverages must reach room minimum requirement. If minimum is not met, balance becomes a room fee. Sales Tax & Gratuity are Additional (gratuity given at your discretion). Chardonnay Room seats up to 12 with a $200 lunch / $300 dinner minimum. Select up to 6 Entree Items. Cabernet Room seats up to 18 with a $400 lunch / $500 dinner minimum. Select up to 6 Entree Items. The Bistro Patio seats up to 32 with a $700 lunch / $1,200 dinner minimum. Select up to 4 Entree Items. Marnier Room seats up to 32 with a $500 lunch / $600 dinner minimum. Select up to 4 Entree Items. Grand Room seats up to 48 with a $750 lunch / $1,000 dinner minimum. Select up to 3 Entree Items. The Grand Marnier Room seats up to 88 with a $1,000 lunch / $1,500 dinner minimum. Select up to 3 Entree Items. Credit Card Required to Hold Reservation, but Not Charged unless cancelled w/in 30 days of event. $1 Per Person Charge for outside desserts. $15 - 25 Corkage Fees Apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Pappas (209) 477-6133
  • Entertainment: We do not provide entertainment, but parties reserving the banquet rooms are allowed to bring in DJs bands, etc. (room allowing) at no extra charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gettysburg
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Parking Available.
A word from Papapavlo's Bistro & Bar
Established in 1989, Papapavlo’s began, and still is, a family owned business. The restaurant came into existence with a menu that consisted of our family recipes, originating from our Greek heritage.

Papapavlo's quickly became a popular restaurant and we began to cater, do deliveries & take out.

About 7 years into Papapavlo's existence, we realized that not everyone might enjoy experiencing Greek food, so we expanded our menu to include many other entrees that were not Greek, because we want EVERYONE to enjoy Papapavlo's.

We added fabulous pastas (ex: seafood pasta), fresh entree salads (ex: charbroiled chicken), pizzas (ex: chicken & pesto), fish specials (ex: pistachio crusted salmon). We have an extensive children's menu, as we love when families dine here.

Papapavlo's is locally owned and the owners are involved with all day to day operations. Seeing Papapavlo's flourish and continue as a positive contributor to our community means everything to us.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Another great dining experience courtesy of Papapavlo's. We ate on the patio and enjoyed great service and great food. I had the gyro salad and my friend had the asparagus special salad. We both ordered the small version but it was actually quite generous. The warm pita bread basket was refilled promptly - we love that stuff and eat it all up! I would recommend this restaurant and will be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always great service with a friendly staff and amazing food"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "When in Stockton it is a must! The meal was perfect start to finish. The cheese spinach app was delicious , the special salad was amazing and the bakalava cheesecake was one of the best desserts I have ever had ! Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The 3 of us were in from out of town on a business assignment. You were recommended by someone at work, so we tried it, since one of our group is vegetarian and your menu had the most options of any other restaurant we checked in the area. It was delightful. I had the lamb medallion and it was great! The vegetarian's only complaint was there was too much food. It was clean and the service was attentive and professional."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A Devine restaurant. .a little of what heaven must be!!!!~"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Wonderful menu, great service, terrific food. I wish the tables were a bit larger and the noise level makes conversation somewhat challenging."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food at Papapavlos is ALWAYS consistent....it is always excellent. The portions are always generous, fresh and delicious. I think it is one of the best restaurants in Stockton."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always a super meal! Loved the flaming cheese appetizer! We had a larger group and everyone was very happy with their meals! Can't go wrong with the Balklava cheesecake....the absolute best! We were seated in the bar area with a huge TV over head which was distracting and the bar was very busy, so a little louder than normal. The patio is a lot more quiet but this is still my most favorite place to bring people!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "As always, I was not disappointed. When I travel to Stockton on business, this is my "go-to" restaurant for client lunches. The wait staff is wonderful ... attentive but not intrusive. And the food is ALWAYS delicious. Regardless of what you might order, start with a serving of Hummus which is the best I have ever eaten. Neither you or your guest will leave disappointed."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "food is average, service was very good. Atmosphere is very good for groups and meeting friends."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "First, I was new to the restaurant and was confused as to what door entrance to go into, obviously there are two openings. We went in the entrance by the bar and just stood there for a while. No one came up to direct us to the other side. I noticed at the other end there was a hostess so that is where I went. The food was overall a 3 star, however, I did not enjoy sitting next to an open area where they place used plates, etc. I could see food on the ground just not appealing. They could have done a better job hiding that area from the seating area maybe with a curtain. Waiting area was very crowded which was impeding on my table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As always the food was terrific. This is our go to restaurant for celebrating birthday's in the immediate family. My favorite, the lamb chops. Have never had a bad meal, period. The greek specialties are very great. Papapavlo's will continue to be a tradition in this family. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food 10/10. Venue 10/10. Service 6/10 (kinda a space cadet)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We wanted to love this place, but were very disappointed. We have been here before and the waiter tricked us into a double tip by not giving us the itemized check with our credit card print out. I didn't realize this until some time later. This time the server rushed us through our meal forgot our drinks and we never saw her again. We both had the Fresh Salmon encrusted with pistachio nuts and a caper cream sauce. The salmon was perfectly cooked but the pistachios were bitter and the sauce has no seasoning. The meal came with a Greek salad with too much vinegar. The waiter assistant Forest,apologized for the sever and made our experience less uncomfortable. However, for these reasons we will not be coming back. I hope this helps."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Opah is shouted when the Saganaki (flaming cheese) ignites to our delight! The evening was perfection. There was no waiting. On line reservations are a real boon. I received email reminders. The restaurant called to remind me of the reservation, we were seated immediately, and everything went smoothly after that. It was most enjoyable & delicious!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I have driven down from Sacramento to dine with friends at Papapavlo's on four different occasions and each time I am impressed ... with the service, the food, the non-intrusive attention from the staff. I definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch ... either in a small party or a large group."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We took my parents for their 49th wedding anniversary and we all had a great dinner. They accommodated our large group with no problems. Great dinner as always!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We got seated at 5:30. Poor service from the get go, waiter was slow with orders, wine and food. A Waiter overworked at 5:30? The Greek salads ( some thing that should be special in a Greek restaurant were lacking olives, tomatoes and onions. Very disappointing hour and half meal."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The outdoor table was very nice. The service was very friendly and on the spot and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for taking out your wife or date for a nice evening."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "One of Stockton's best restaurants. Eat there a few times a month"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Stockton is midway between where we live and where our family/friends live. Papapavlo's is a reasonably priced restaurant with very good food. It was full when we were there on a Friday night, and somewhat noisy, but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. only complaint is table seating a little tight."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The rib eye was cooked to perfection and the staff was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We sat on the patio even for dinner is was a nice dinner The food was good preparing to order severed quickly Drinks are great not weak. The waitress was attentive and nice Would recommend reservations"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had the opportunity to go to Papapavlo's for our office holiday party. Service was great! Generous portions and the flaming cheese is a "must have.""
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "They serve Rombauer Chardonnay...filet and lobster combo was very good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and good food! The wait staff were very attentive and I had great customer service experience!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Excellent food, private dining room to conduct meeting, superb service. I will host a larger group at Papapavlo's in the very near future."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Always go to this restaurant for lunch or dinner.... Server was not as great as it used to be...It was my birthday thats why we decided to have dinner here for the family and no greeting no nothing....."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Service was good, it seems there is lots of help, although this is the first high end restaurant where we were not asked if we wanted course black pepper on our salads, and the noise level was a little bit on the high decibels . Other than that, the food was great."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a delicious dinner on a Sat. eve. The macadamia nut encrusted halibut special was almost sold out, so the waiter made sure one was saved for me, even though the rest of our party was not ready to order their entrees yet. All four of us enjoyed our wine and meals. One in our group said the rice pilaf was a bit too salty. My only complaint was that we had reservations, but still had to wait about 20 after our reserved time to be seated. Fortunately, we were with pleasant company. AND the flaming cheese is always a hit!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We used the Chardonnay room. private room for party of 8 but it would seat 10 comfortably. Our forth time here. Staff was excellent. Food was great. Mixed drinks were good. Returned a few drinks that were not made to what we were expecting and they were happily corrected and replaced to our liking. Very satisfied with service and overall experience. Speed of food delivery was good. Large menu offerings to choose from. Recommend the lamb chops! and any sea food dish, and any appetizer."
    Dined on 10/19/2013