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Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pappasparkville.com
  • Phone: (410) 661-4357
  • 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 (410) 661-4357
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "the best crab cakes in baltimore. service is always pleasent."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our experience was positive. Our waiter was friendly, and the food was very good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Pappas' crab cakes are excellent and very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This crabcake is big,but I would like a little less filler.The price is reasonable for what you get and that is great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly. We will definitely go back to Papas."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The crab cake was the highlight of my visit. Def try one when visiting"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant--good food--good service--best crab cakes"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Another enjoyable meal at Pappas. Nothing fancy and a little tight on seating when busy, but good food at good prices."
    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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food,especially the crabcakes. Nice atmosphere and friendly environment,"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The title says it all! Just wish I lived closer, but I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful, as usual. The absolute best crab cakes."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We took others who hadn't been before. All were pleased with everything and will return."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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'."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting Pappas. Had we known how good the food was we would have been there way before. The service and the food were EXCELLENT!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated grandmother's 80th birthday. The table was reserved for us and we were seated right away. Service was excellent. We had one of the best servers I have ever had anywhere. Crab cakes were exceptional. Steamed shrimps were big and succulent. Linguini Alfredo was average. Seafood Combo Fra Diablo was very spicy even for a jalapeño lover. It's a great place to go for a good meal at reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food at Pappas' is as always good, but the service has become really awful. Waited 10+ minutes for anyone to come by the table. Food did not take too long, but any follow up service was non existent. We got a bowl of butter but no rolls. Had to ask a passing bus girl for water. Waitress seemed to forget we were her table. Finally asked another staff member to take our payment. Very disappointing. As a long time patron, I really hope it improves."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We took a group of 4 to Pappas this past weekend and were just as pleased as ever. Their Maryland crab cakes were superb, and the stuffed shrimp was also excellent. This is a family business and they take pride in getting everything right. We ate upstairs this time, and enjoyed a quieter atmosphere and more room between tables. I'm sure we will be going back again to Pappas. They can ship their dishes all of the US in case you can't there in person."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Baltimore's best crab cakes - end of discussion. Lumps and more colossal clumps of crab meat just held together for a fabulous local culinary experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We travel about 80 miles to enjoy dinner at Pappas' Restaurant. This occasion was my wife's birthday. Everything was great. My only disappointment was that soft shell crabs were not in season. Crab cakes and salmon were masterful. Service was friendly and attentive given the fact that the house was packed. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "best crab cakes ever!! everything was delicious and worth it in every way..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014