Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.6
1509 Reviews
$30 and under
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, 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 childrens 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 carry!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1509 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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vipTrickyricky
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience - Walter was our server and provided an outstanding dining service!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for you rkind review!

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MaryannC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best crab cakes ever!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner was a success!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing and we sure hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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TraceeT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Excellent food. Prices are not bad at all! My husband and I love Pappas!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you kindly, Tracee!!

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KarlB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas has been one of our favorite go to spots and they have never failed us yet

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Responded 3 days ago

Your kind review is truly appreciated, Karl!

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time was during Valentine's Day. Service was not to slow. Good background music and food. Will go again.

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Responded 3 days ago

We truly appreciate your lovely and kind review. Have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Service was slow....didn't know they had bread until after dinner...lady said it was upon request...but if we didn't know about it how are we gonna request it? Waited a long time for the food and tables were very wobbly. Food was great though. Doing take out only from now on....first and last time dining in.

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Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate your feedback and we will certainly use your suggestions going forward. We do hope to see you back with us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Pappas. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is always romantic.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded 3 days ago

We love having you! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. We will return

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded 3 days ago

We cant wait to see you back! Thank you!

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TheaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, excellent staff great atmosphere!!!!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much!

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TawandaE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was excellent. I recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but our server didn’t take our order for almost a half hour after we got there. No water, bread, or anything

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much! Have a lovely week and come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the area!!!!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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daniels
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service.very short waiting time.i highly recommend pappas.slso recommend reservations.dste night was excellent

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CorinneR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cake! Service was outstanding.

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Responded 3 days ago

We just love to hear this! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab cakes were delicious, service was awesome - very nice dining experience!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your kind review with us. Come back soon!

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SLK80
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food exceeded my expectations. Great crab cake, and steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. From the food, to the waitress/waiters. All around great experience.

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kjpr
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit to Pappa's since covid. I missed some of the the regular amenities. I miss the bread basket and the special cocktails. Eating there is still a great experience.

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Toya
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked the new set up for COVID restrictions, as well as, the new flooring.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The crab cakes were amazing and have always been consistently amazing. My family all got crab cakes and I chose the crab imperial. Different atmosphere dealing with COVID dining but the service and the food made up for it. Definitely will be back.

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jessem
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oprah’s favorite crab cake.

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GillG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was and has been too notch on every visit. As for the food our staple has always been crab cakes. This time I tried a pasta dish and it was awesome. I believe I ordered the Fruiti DeMar Diablo that has lump crab, scallops and shrimp in Diablo sauce. Garlic bread was woofed down immediately. Ambiance was fresh and I believe the restaurant was recently updated...what wasn’t updated was the music selection although we grew up in the 80’s and who doesn’t love them some Journey and Bon Jovi. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

When I arrived the hostess ignored me and spoke to people behind me, I waited for 15 minutes while the hostess seated a party larger than the COVID guidelines allowed...when someone finally acknowledged my presence at the hostess stand our reservation was already 15mins past time...we were seated quickly in a dining room FULL of people. Every table was full, I was uncomfortable removing my mask even to drink as I browsed the menu. I ordered lambchops cooked medium, they arrived overcooked but wanting to make the most of my birthday I didn't complain. When it was time to pay we were rushed due to their 90 minute dining limit, and once we were ready to pay we waited another ten or fifteen minutes for someone to come take the payment. Our server was friendly and kind but the supervisor on shift was impersonal and inconsiderate.


I dont usually leave bad reviews, and honestly I don't think poorly of this place, but I would say don't go with high expectations.

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MargaretC
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent. My dinner of crab cake and filet mignon was very good. The rockfish stuffed with crab imperial was not to our liking. The stuffed mushroom caps were delicious. It was an overall good dinner.

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vipBill
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic, the service and food are still first rate.

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AlvinF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding. If you're there ask for your waitress to be Ashley.

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stevenc
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicous as always except the sangria came out in a soda glass not a wine glass and 3 little pieces of fruit. I always bragged about the white sangria until this visit.Please do better.

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LindaH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Parkville Pappas is like going home. I used to take my Mom and Grandmother to lunch there at least every month while they were still with us. I have been back a few times for lunch with old Friends still living in Parkville and also a semi reunion with Parkville High School friends. This was my 1st time back since the restaurant was rehabbed. Beautiful job! The evening we went, there was 6 of us, 2 who have never been before. 5 of us got crab cakes and 1 crab imperial along with soup, salad and various sides. We were all happy with the quality and quantity of food. The service and timing were both very good. I highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first visit. The food was good (ordered stuffed shrimp and pork chops) and the prices were on par with other restaurants that serve the same menu items. The ambiance was nothing special, pretty basic. The customer service was good with no issues. I’d dine here again if I was in the Baltimore area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome at first I was a little worried because one of the bartenders never spoke or greeted but the other one step right in and turn this whole service around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff!

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Dinner
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Felt very safe dining, noted that staff and table layout was appropriate to allow a special dinner at a challenging time. Thankful that Pappas was open for in-person dining and the food was reliably tasty.

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vipTrickyricky
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our son’s 21st birthday and Pappas’s went out of there way to ensure it was a special day for us. The food was excellent and Jessica our server was the best! We look forward to getting back there again soon!

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Kris
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best crab dip and crab cakes around. Our server Ron provided us with impeccable service.

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vipKathleenS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating the anniversary of our first date - 50 years ago.

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LindaD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 66th birthday dinner. I've eaten at Pappas many timed before and never disappointed. But this was an experience of a lifetime. I've dined at a few 5 star restaurants in my life, but never has the food been more delicious than what this experience served up. Our server was a gem. She suggested the crab egg rolls with chili sauce as an appetizer and we took her up on the suggestion. They were absolutely delicious and the sauce was to die for. Half way through them we opted fir a second appetizer and got the calamari. Exceptional. Best I've ever had. Very little breading and the taste and texture were excellent. I ordered tje Shrimp ala Vodka as my entree. My favorite dish st Pappas. My friends ordered stuffed shrimp with pickled beets and the other a crab cake with sweet potato fries and beautiful green beans. We all took parr of our meals home and we skipped dessert. This was a most wonderful birthday dinner. We all agreed that we couldn't have made a better choice.

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LarryG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service, Very clean and the food was good. We had a good time and would go back again

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WisnerJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is excellent. Its our go-to place for special occasions. Took alittle too long to get the main course, but during covid who knows how many people they have BOH. Thank you, Pappas. Stay strong.

FAQs

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

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville is rated 4.6 stars by 1509 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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