Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.8
1591 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 a Pappas eight-ounce colossal lump crab cake. Find out why Pappas signature dish has won award after award from Baltimores Best to Baltimore Magazines Top Crab Cake, and why it was featured on the Food Networks Chef vs City and the Travel Channel & 98 Rocks Food Wars. Family owned and operated since 1972, owners Mark and Steve Pappas pride themselves 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 stones throw away from the Beltway, minutes from Towson. Make reservations or call ahead for express carryout!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Darlene
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this Pappas Restaurant in Parkville over a dozen times in the past few months and I love love everything about the place, the service was outstanding the food was the BEST, now the food is a little pricey but it is well worth the money. Normally I do not have alcoholic beverage but was out with some friends I haven't seen in over two years so we did have drinks and they too were the BOMB. To play it safe ALWAYS make reservations even if it's just you and a friend, better to play it safe then to have to wait for a table. I would recommend this Restaurant to all my family and friends and I have brought out of State friends here and they too have enjoyed the food. Keep up the GREAT work, thank you all 100 times over for your hard work. I will be BACK.. Darlene

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and we had a wonderful dinner, service was very fast and friendly..it was a wonderful choice for a delicious dinner.

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food, same great service. We've been coming here twice a week on average for years. Never disappointing.

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DavidD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

double get the double crap cakes ...... too much food had to take one home...lol

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KeyshaS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my very first time at this establishment I had the crab cake which were very good but a lot shells were in it I did a lot of picking them out but the food and the service was outstanding I’m definitely going back oh and the crab dip was superb.

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Miko
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted some great food and service. Bingo! Excellent seafood and superb service

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MaryB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to place for crabcakes! Haven't had a crabcake any where else in years.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RitaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch at Pappas - food was great and plentiful, service was attentive.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I visit Pappas on each of our Birthdays. We do not drink and for years, the cost of our lunch was from $38 to $50 maximum prive. Yesterday, it was $89. We are sorry to say after 35 years, we can no longer afford you. We will have to look elsewhere for a place to celebrate

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to make reservations online. Hostess was very courteous and promptly seated me. The waitress was very accommodating, attentive and courteous. Great experience.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent as ALWAYS! Live me some Pappas Restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. My second time going, first time was after getting married on Valentines Day 2019 ❤️always pleased. Thank you for a amazing experience

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maggie
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Alyssa, was prompt, cheerful, and amazing. Even though there was a sign saying that other crab meat than usual was being used, the crab cakes were delicious and no different. Crab dishes were more than usual, but that is everywhere. I would certainly recommend.

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RobertC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friend and I had a 7:30 dinner reservation, but went an hour early to have a drink at the bar. The bar was so crowded that we could not find a seat. We went to the hostess stand and asked if she could seat us early. She found us a table right away and we had our drinks at the table before we ordered dinner. It was a Tuesday night so I would suggest making a reservation in advance. The food was terrific. We ordered several kinds of seafood including the crab cake that Pappas is known for. A bargain for the quality food. The server was also great.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Robert! So glad you were able to be seated promptly and that you were also able to enjoy your drinks beforehand. Tuesdays get very crowded in the bar for our famous Taco Tuesday night, but we're happy we could get you seated right away in the dining room. Come back again soon to try more menu items, we can assure you, you won't be disappointed! Thanks again for the feedback!

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal with great service! Have been coming to Pappas for years & while I was back in town for a few days couldn't resist coming in for a crab cake !

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you, Frank, for coming to join us here at Pappas! And thank you for being such a great regular customer, it's people like you that keep our business afloat. Hope to see you again soon!

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PenguinLaurie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pappas is an all-time favorite. First time ever I didn’t get crab cakes. Price too high, but I know it was not their fault…market drives that. Two of us mistakenly got mashed instead of French fries, but it was rectified immediately. Portions were huge. My friend said her crab imperial was loaded with lump crab, and she’ll get two more meals out of it! Server, food deliverer and busser were all very friendly and efficient. Pappas never disappoints!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you so much Laurie! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals, even without getting the famous crabcakes. We're hoping the prices level out soon enough! Come back again soon, we look forward to serving you again in the future!

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KindraS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter (our server was awesome! ). They were able to provide a veggie option to a standard bread menu item for my dietary restrictions and were very accommodating! Awesome customer service, food, and atmosphere!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the lovely compliments about Walter, we will surely pass those along! We appreciate your kind review, and we are so happy we could accommodate you. Come back again soon, Kindra!

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MaryB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place to go for crab cakes! The Parkville location has been remodeled and looks great. Maybe the crab "premium" will be removed soon.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Mary! We are also hoping the crab premium is lifted soon. It's frustrating for us as well as you! We thank you for the lovely feedback, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon, Mary!

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ShaniceD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

crab cake didnt have much flavor an my steak had blood coming out.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 21, 2021

Hi Shanice. We apologize that your crabcake didn't have much flavor. As you can imagine, we don't hear that too often, but we thank you for your feedback so that we can look into it for next time. As far as your steak, we would have gladly cooked it more for you, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future to really wow you. Until then, take care!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food is great
Service poor

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 21, 2021

Hi. As much as we are happy to read that the food is excellent, we are really disappointed to read that the service is poor. We would like to hear more about your experience so that we can make it right on our end. Thanks for the feedback.

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JB
JBaltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Crab cake anywhere!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Hopefully you'll come by again soon!

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Spoon
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be recommending your restaurant to friends and family. The dinner was superior.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you, we are so happy to read that your dinner was superior. We strive for the best food, service, and atmosphere, and it seems that we knocked this one out of the park. We are so thankful for reviews like yours. Come back and see us again soon!

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KarenM
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter had never had an authentic Maryland crab cake. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 21, 2021

Hi Karen! We are so happy to hear that both you and your daughter had a 5-star experience, plus an authentic Maryland crab cake when dining with us here at Pappas. Come back and see us again soon! Take care.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Nick was good and attentive. Management stopped by. Great experience

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you! We will be sure Nick knows that he took good care of you, and we are happy to hear that management took the time out to stop by and make sure your experience was a great one. Thanks again for the feedback, take care!

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DavidS
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service; great food.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you David! Hope you'll stop by again soon!

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Pony
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Had issue... manager knew... discounted check but she didn’t have the guts to come to the table at all! Cowardly leader. How do you swipe for a discount and never even talk to the guest, once!?? Actually she never entered the dining room at all, stayed in the bar and server side station the whole time. In all my other visits to papas, a different manager (younger femaleMediterranean features) was fantastic... always walking between tables and ensuring all is well... well hope for Pappas sake she still works there and it was only her day off... because if the Monday night manager is the future prototype... not gonna be good for them.. I will invest in another place next time... too bad because I’ve had Phenomenal times here... past 2 times, not so much...

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 6, 2021

Hi Pony… you probably were not aware that evening that there was an incident happening in the bar at this time that required law enforcement. That’s why you noticed the manager in the bar. Your server was highly capable of handling any situation and as a former manager, she did just that. Due to the situation involving staff and an unruly individual, our managers must remain in close proximity before authorities arrive. We believed your server handled the kitchen issue as expected of her.

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vipRichardW
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good and hot. Little problem with getting the right orders out, but in all I would recommend to anyone in the area (or out of the area for that matter) to stop to eat.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi Richard! Thank you so much for the great review. We are sorry there was a problem with getting the right orders out, but we hope it was corrected quickly, and everything was delicious. Come back again soon, we'd love to serve you again!

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BarbaraK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes in Maryland. Great staff, friendly atmosphere. The menu is extensive with a nice selection of sides and wine. Always my go to restaurant when I have guests. Highly recommend!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi Barbara. We think our crabcakes are pretty great, but it is even better when our wonderful customers tell us they are, too! Thanks for leaving this kind review and we really hope you'll come back again soon so we can take care of you again. Cheers!

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NedinaS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and atmosphere great! Service great and servers friend and pleasant!
It' a yes for me again and again!!!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you, Nedina! We appreciate your delightful feedback, and we will see you again (and again) soon. Have a great week and take care!

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NakyaJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very good experience as i usually do. The staff is very attentive to refills and clearing table of used plates. Not only did our server do an excellent job other staff members frequently checked on us as well.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi Nakya! We really love when our customers let us know about their experiences here at Pappas. We are so glad to know that the staff is so attentive, and we hope that means you'll come back again soon. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Oysters reminded me of chicken nuggets... major disappointment.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

We are extremely disappointed to read that you didn't have a great experience with your oysters. We are hoping this was a one-off situation and you'll give us another try in the future. Though, thank you for the feedback so we can check into the issue and be 100% sure. Have a great week, and thanks again!

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JeffreyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one can beat Pappas' crab cakes!! Everything was fabulous!!!!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you Jeff! We appreciate the awesome review, and we are hoping you'll come back and give us another try really soon. Take care, and have a good week!

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NicholasR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Large wine and liquor selection. Friendly staff

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Nicholas! Glad you enjoyed the selection here at Pappas, and we happy the friendly staff took great care of you. See you soon, take care!

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DiningOutOrganizer
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town family. Their first time at pappas. Our order consisted of soda, lemonade, cream of crab soup and md crab soup. Salmon dinner with pickled beets and fresh string beans and steak topped with imperial crab.
They raved about the soup and the imperial topping on the steak. The fresh string beans were done to perfection. Salmon was broiled to perfection. They want to come back when they are in town again.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for these wonderful accolades! We are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed your first time at Pappas. We strive to provide the best food and service, and it sounds like we hit the marks on your visit. We hope you'll be back when everyone is back in town. See you then!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cake platter was outstanding. The website was correct…..one of the best in the world!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 13, 2021

Wow, thanks, Cindy! Thrilled to hear how much you loved the crabcake -- it's definitely what we are known for, and we are glad you got to experience that. We hope you'll be back for more yummy menu items. See you then!

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Bern
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here. The crab cake was delicious and the service was great. We had a reservation, so there was no wait. We loved the ambiance.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Bern! Thank you so much for letting us know about your great experience at Pappas recently. We are happy you did not have to wait, and that our staff took such great care of you. We hope you come back again soon!

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JamHa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious! We ordered the crab dip starter - it's SO good. Our entrees were the crab cake and "Yia Yia's Favorite" (steak and shrimp). These were cooked perfectly and very tasty!! Friendly, attentive service, nice, classic ambiance. Substantial and varied menu that should satisfy many tastes.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 6, 2021

We really appreciate this amazing feedback, JamHa! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us at Pappas Parkville, and we really hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took great care of us and the food was phenomenal as always.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you very much for the nice feedback. We'll see you soon!

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Pappas Restaurant - Parkville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 661-4357.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville is rated 4.8 stars by 1591 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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