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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Never disappointed with the crab cakes, and again just as expected."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Much more than I expected. My son and I are hitting the three top rated crab cake restaurants. This will be hard to beat. Our waitress was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was the first time my husband and I brought someone else to dine with us at Pappas and it went well. A friend of mine was in from out of state and she wanted a good Maryland crab cake. She got one. She said it was the best crab cake she ever had. I enjoyed mine as well (no surprise there as it is all I ever order). My husband ordered the veal. He liked his entree very much and rated it a little over 9 out of 10. I think my friend and I both would rate our entrees a 10, so the average (rounded up) is close enough that I gave the food a 5. The service was excellent. The ambiance in the first floor dining area is terrible, hence the rating of 3. They should use the upstairs instead of packing everyone in like sardines on a Friday eve."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had not been in years and had remembered it being better. In great need of some updating! The service was horrendous. Started at the bar because they were running late on reservation. Sat 10 minutes without even bartender eye contact. Then we were called and sat 10 minutes again do for server who never smiled or apologized for the latemess. They were out of our first two choices after we ordered not before. Food took 45 minutes for two people. Never got bread for water and had to ask for cocktail for crab cake and ketchup for fries or drink refills. The crab cake was ok but advertised at half pound. NO WAY!! Very disappointing for a restaurant that has been in business so long. I guess it was just a bad night."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food at Pappas is always tasty and keeps us coming back time and time again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to Pappas in a couple of weeks and, while the food is vey delicious, the service is still pretty slow. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We went there for the crab cakes, but I succumbed to temptation and got the seafood platter. All kinds of seafood, all excellent. Nice ambiance. Moderate noise level. My only quibble with them is that the cocktail sauce was a bit watery and not spicy enough."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "If you want a good crab cake go here. Never had anything else "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is our fallback restaurant for family occasions and lunch and dinner with mom. The food is conventional but excellent Maryland fare. Their crab cake can't be bested by any other restaurant in town. We must dine here 5-6 times per month. And I need to mention that the drinks are very good and reasonably priced - essential when dining with the in-laws."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very good neighborhood restaurant off the beaten path. The service was very good and the crabcakes were excellent. If you are local and are interested in finding a great crabcakes, you have to try Pappas!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was very good. It was a special occasion, it was my Mom's 71st birthday. I called the restaurant the day before to request that a piece of cheesecake be brought out to her and it never happened. The lady taking the request asked for the birthday girls name, so I assumed it would be taken care of. The service was fair."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My family has dined here over the years and we came back over the weekend the food and drinks were great. My service however i ended up a little disappointed because i asked for water several times but did not receive any with my meal. it did not take away from wanting to come back just hoping for better service when i ask for it. The renovation over the years really made the restaurant look new and inviting. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood restaurant with, i imagine, lots of locals. We were interested in a nice meal for a recent graduate. As a party of seven we put the wait staff to task and they were up for the challenge. The food, overall, was very good. I would recommend trying the stuff mushroom appetizer - that was awesome. They couldn't service ribs as they were out and our Gluten Free member had to work through some options as the menu wasn't setup for Gluten free. The wine list is pretty weak (for Cab's anyway) but the selections that were there were priced nice. Crab cakes were a hit, but, the mushroom appetizer is the way to go to just get a taste as they don't offer a crab cake appetizer."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Definitely the best crab cake in Baltimore. And the crab cakes were on special on Wednesday!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our crab cakes,cole slaw and potatoes,but the peas tasted like canned peas. The warm rolls were average. Tables were very close together and we found it difficult not to hear everyone's conversations. Service was very good and everyone was very polite."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Simply the best and like most Baltimore natives, we definitely know our crabcakes. My most recent crabcake at Pappas had nary a bit of filler and was filled with delicious lumps of pure crabmeat. It was crisp on the outer parts, and succulently moist on the inside - a wonderful culinary experience. Although very crowded and quite busy, the greeting and serving staff were all delightful."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Delicious lump crabcakes, so delicious & meaty, how do they keep them together. Nice waitress, service and good downhome Maryland food. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Pappas has always been our family's mainstay for a crabcake dinner. You can never go wrong! It is a comfortable place to eat with friends, price friendly, and people friendly. It warms my heart to see the staff cater to those with disabilities. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Are these the best crab cakes in all of Maryland? Yes, yes indeed. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The best item this restaurant serves is Crabcake and we have been at many "crab-cake restaurants around and in the Baltimore area and found this to be the best The Crab-cake probably could best be taken home where the ambiance is probably better. Baltimore's restaurants that do well with this item all appear to be old décor out of date décor and don't seem to think that an up to date look like the upscale chains offer is important. We think they are all lacking in pleasant appearance which lends itself to dining out rather than at home. Pappas isn't any different in looks than Timbuktu or G & M. all are shabby in appearance. Next time we will get Take-out if we want Crab=cake."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Waited a long time between salad and entrees. Sadly, when the entrees did arrive, they were barely warm and a medium rare steak was actually cold. That said, the bartender did make an awesome martini and the wine prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014