Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pappasparkville.com/
  • Phone: 4106614357
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 3:45pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 3:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Wilson Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Pappas host your next formal affair from anniversaries to weddings, holiday parties to retirement parties, and everything in-between. Pappas will provide on-premises accommodations for up to 180 people. Open 7 days-a-week, our friendly, hard-working staff will make your next party one the guests will never forget. We offer sit down luncheons or dinners to suit your taste and budget. Call today for more information or to book your next event!

    We specialize in after-funeral gatherings.

  • Private Party Facilities: Planning a private party? We have the perfect room to accommodate your special occasion(20-180 People). We are fully handicap accessible. Call today to have a Private Dining Menu sent to you right away!
  • Private Party Contact: Justin Windle 4106614357
  • Entertainment: We have a Sports Bar & Lounge complete with huge HD tvs including our 92 inch HD screen, private booths, pool tables, arcade and trivia games, on-line jukebox, Keno, Racetrax, and more!

  • Special Events: Join us with your family & friends for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and More. We participate in all Baltimore County Restaurant Weeks. Check it out: http://www.baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com/ Ship crab cakes nationwide at http://www.pappascrabcakes.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor Ave. and Oakleigh Rd.
  • Public Transit: MTA: Loch Raven Blvd. and Taylor Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking on premises with handicap accessibility.
A word from Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
When you want an amazing crab cake, one you can brag to family and friends about, the best Maryland has to offer, then come in for Pappas" seven-ounce colossal lump crab cake. Find out why Pappas' signature dish has won award after award from Baltimore's Best to Baltimore Magazine's Top Crab Cake, and why it was featured on the Food Network's Chef vs City and the Travel Channel & 98 Rock's Food Wars. Family owned and operated since 1972, owner Mark Pappas prides himself on not only offering the best crab cake in Baltimore, but also the finest, freshest seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes around. Every sauce, soup and dressing is made from scratch. Pappas welcomes families and large groups. We have a great children's menu with lots of tempting options for the kiddos. Pappas Restaurant is fully handicap accessible, and only a stone's throw away from the Beltway, minutes from Towson. Make reservations or call ahead for express carry! Our on-premises Liquor Store is open 7 days-a-week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Pappas Restaurant - Parkville reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)good for groups (62)special occasion (50)great for lunch (45)fit for foodies (43)kid-friendly (22)romantic (13)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The crab cakes were fantastic. We sat down at our table at 7:00pm we werent asked what we wanted to drink until 7:20. We ordered drinks and our food. Our food arrived at 7:35 we ate and it was great. We were done at about 7:55 our drinks were not refilled nor did I waitress ask if we needed anything eles. We didnt get our ticket until 8:10pm and didnt get to leave until 8:20 the service was very poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice!!
    Diane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took you back in time when customer service was important. OMG to the crab cakes!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crabcake and Jackknife potato
    vicki
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Go for the crab cakes, Jackknife potato and dish of cucumbers and celery they put on all tables (when they don't run out). They can cook steak correctly which is a rare finding in restaurants so I get the Surf and Turf. It isn't inexpensive so I don't know why they can't have nice roll to go with dinner. I like a good dessert and they don't deliver. The service is superficial and they tried to collect the check 5 seconds after placing it on the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like family
    GABRISZESKI
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You are made us feel like family. Great experience and would come back again with my office or my husband. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colossal Crab Cake was yummy!
    HRHTheresa
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went with friends for Baltimore County Restaurant Week - the Colossal Crab Cake and the Crab Dip were really yummy... we will be back for more! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • crab cakes
    paul
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    the best crab cakes in baltimore. service is always pleasent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    singtuu
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our anniversary dinner was very romantic, and the food was absolutely delicious. It is true what they say about the crab cake, it is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleased
    Mustdine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I truly enjoyed the experience. We were seated quickly during the very busy dinner hours, on a Saturday. The meal was good and customer service was even better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Cake to die for - Service.. no
    Tsluc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The crab cake is the best in Baltimore. Seriously. We went on a Saturday night, and it was packed. We had a reservation and still had to wait 10 minutes. Not bad. Then they brought the delicious pickles after a 5 minute wait and then 10 more before we ever got water or saw our waitress. Luckily several 'bus boys' were running around. We were able to persuade them to get us some beverages. Finally she arrived and we were ready to order. Food took a while, but it was packed. She could have been quicker. Not sure anyone told her we were seated. We'll be back for sure though. The restaurant week deal was an amazing steal. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our experience was positive. Our waiter was friendly, and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent crab cakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Pappas' crab cakes are excellent and very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for crabcakes
    JoanieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This crabcake is big,but I would like a little less filler.The price is reasonable for what you get and that is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The crabcakes were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff were very friendly. We will definitely go back to Papas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crab cakes
    Luv4food
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The crab cake was the highlight of my visit. Def try one when visiting
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great....
    EasyToPlease
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although the setting is quiet and great for conversation, and the service was very good.... The food was soooo bland. I had pasta with the Fra Diablo sauce which is supposed to be spicy, it was barely seasoned. My husband had the seafood platter and although it was huge, he needed to add seasoning to everything from the fish to the crabcake. I will say the crabcake was huge but had no taste. We went during Restaurant Week but it was not crowded at all (Sunday early evening). I don't think we will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pappas was an amazing restaurant. We were able to go during Baltimore's restaurant week, which meant we got to sample some things that were off menu! The crab cakes definitely deserve to be called some of the best in Baltimore!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pappas Gets The Prize!!
    Suzyq1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Crab ales and steaks were delicious!! Everyone enjoyed their meals with not one complaint! It's a miracle. Thanks for good food and good service. Very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant--good food--good service--best crab cakes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Crab Cakes
    DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved the food as usual. Unfortunately, as our waitress was cleaning off the table, she dropped cocktail sauce on me. She was very apologetic and thankfully, she brought me a towel with club soda that eliminated the stain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 28th Anniversary. .
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Thank you Pappa's for such a wonderful dinner in a great atmosphere. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and have added your restaurant to our wonderful memories. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were in one of the upstairs dining rooms where it was less crowded and noisy than below, but the location had a great ambience, the food was teriffic, the service was prompt and efficient. It was classic Pappas. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best crab cakes in Baltimore
    JasInHollisVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not only the best crab cakes in Baltimore, but a complete menu of outstanding food. This time I treated myself to the crab Imperial. An amazing meal filled with mostly lump crab meat, seasoned to perfection, topped with a creamy sauce and baked to a light brown glaze. It had to weigh nearly a pound. The end of the meal was complemented by a serving of one of the best rice puddings I've had and tasty coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best. Crabcakes. Ever.
    ravensfan
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Don't believe any other restaurant who says they have the best crabcakes in Baltimore. The service here is very attentive. If you want a more casual atmosphere (rather than tablecloths), go to the Sports Bar. Most of the menu is served there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pappas
    JackVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Another enjoyable meal at Pappas. Nothing fancy and a little tight on seating when busy, but good food at good prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    willybee
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was outstanding from the broiled seafood platter to the fried oysters. We have never had a bad experience at Pappas. Their drinks are excellent and reasonably priced. Waiter was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Cakes
    BestCrabCakes
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    When I come to Baltimore Pappas's is the 1st place I go for a crab cake. They never disappoint, and the friendly staff makes the meal even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a busy day.
    Epicurean
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This popular spot was busy, but did more than an adequate job. The crab cakes are the best in a city known for crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Wolfe
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Walking inside I had a feeling that this place would be like many other "greatest crab cake ever" white linen table clothed restaurants in MD. Full to the brim with a crowd of 50 year olds and up we stuck out as a group of 4 in their 20s. We were seated approximately 15 minutes past reservation time, which is not a big issue. Waitress was nice enough, not exceptional service but she was around. Crab cake was okay, nothing special and I have definitely had better - but there was little filler involved that was a plus. Pappa's salad was good, no complaints. Wife got a turkey/bread/gravy type deal that wasn't very good; came out with cold potatoes and dry turkey. We were ushered out with multiple "have a good night"s, we left unimpressed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little Disappointed
    taken
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We heard how wonderful Pappa's crabcakes were and we went specifically for them. We were told about the $9.99 special w/2 sides. So we went just for that. When we were waited on the server told us the special was only $2.00 off and that they didn't offer the $9.99 special in years. When our friends joined later they said that the $9.99 special was offered in the bar only and that they had taken advantage of it a few weeks earlier. Our server did not mention this; I think any good server would normally clear up the confusion since I asked specifically about that special. I felt mislead and taken, I was very upset as $2.00 off made our crabcakes $14.99 I think big difference for those on a budget.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent food,especially the crabcakes. Nice atmosphere and friendly environment,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baltimore's Best Crab Cakes
    davidVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The title says it all! Just wish I lived closer, but I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leelee1
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Wonderful, as usual. The absolute best crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crab cakes
    Henry
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We took others who hadn't been before. All were pleased with everything and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Pappas never fails to please! The food and service are both wonderful. The crab cakes are some of the best in MD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go to Pappas' on Taylor Ave.
    SueSchneid22
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My husband, his 95 year old aunt & I have gone here on many occasions. Their price of $18.99 for their excellent crabcake, two sides and hot bread is quite a good bargain. They even serve a cucumber salad before anything else (free) and it's quite refreshing and gets the palate ready for the rest of the meal. At least a few times on every occasion I eat one of their crabcakes, I get a huge bite of crab lump that I shake my head at in disbelief. And, all the rest of the bites are substantial and tasty as well. The sides are very healthy portions and the vegetables are all fresh- but as a fan of al dente veggies, even I find that their zucchini and green beans could benefit from a little longer in the pan. We all highly recommend Pappas'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    As usual, Pappa's crab cakes were as big as softballs and very flavorful. The crab cakes are so good, it's difficult to order anything else; even though their menu is very extensive. Our waitress was attentive and our service was great as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good food and service
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Pappas has the best crabcake for the money in my opinion: not to mention a great fra diablo. My wife and I go there at least once a month and have never been disappointed. I recommend the home made rice pudding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Friends Get Together
    emmychittrosedale3
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Recently had a special dinner for our friends. Our 3rd time at Pappas. We were seated, ordered our Cocktails. Asked for water, Server brought a tray with 9 glasses of water when 1/2 of the tray spilled over our friend. We gave her our napkins and he brought her some paper napkins. Her chair was changed. He was very sorry, but our friend was still wearing wet clothes. Our dinner was served and same friend opened a bottle of ketchup everywhere. We gave our table napkins, she had to use the bathroom to wash her shirt and returned wet unable to finish her dinner . Dining room manager was rounding on our experience and explained what happened. Our friends left early. We had a stack of dirty napkins on table never removed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent crab cakes
    AllysonNC
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Searched online reviews & websites for best crabcakes in MD. Pappas' we're large, colossal chunks of crab meat, no filler! Delicious & filling! Wonderful service. Looking around I could tell the restaurant prides itself on consistency of great, quality food and service! Go there! Also- able to order some to ship home. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Brought two out-of towners for the "best Baltimore cabcakes". The WERE good but we were served a little over an hour from the time we ordered---the soup came when we were almost finished our entree---forgot a salad-------not their best night. nor ours.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic