Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
We specialize in after-funeral gatherings.
Great classic Maryland seafood
Crab dishes a must
Had Crab Imperial and it was excellent
Best Crabcakes you ever want to eat! The other fish options are great too! Service is awesome!
As usual, the crab cakes did not disappoint. The cowboy rib eye steak was one of the night's specials and was also excellent. The cream of crab soup was pretty good but would have been better had it been less pasty and had included a bit more crab meat. The steamed shrimp ordered as an appetizer for the table was a hit. Cocktails were very well done. We went on a Friday evening and the restaurant was not 100% full but because there was a large party going on in the event space parking was quite the challenge.
Always Great! Love the crab cakes. Very consistent.
We had a good time, we was seated soon after we was greeted. The waitress was plight and consistent.
I usually like to go to Pappas for their crab cakes. On this visit I was disappointed. It was not up to their usual standard. The middle of the cake was undercooked. I also noticed that there were fewer patrons yesterday. Am I the only one that noticed the difference. Would Oprah be disappointed?
Best Crabcakes that I’ve had in a restaurant in longer than I can remember. The service was good and Pappas’ was friendly.
I will have to admit these were the best crab cakes I have ever had and I am a guy who eats around. The crab soup was fantastic. The salad was fine. The triple baked potato was very tasty, although I would have thought it would be in a potato skin and would have preferred this.
Crab cakes were fine. Dining area kind of dark. I would have gathered the dining room next to where we were seated. Much livelier and what one would have expected.
More lighting and prettier. Food ok. Not what I expected. Good menu. I will go again.
It was my sister's birthday, and the waiter came and wished her Happy Birthday during our appetizer. Later, she received a complimentary dessert. The food was delicious. We chose a crab dip appetizer to share, and I'll never figure out how they prepared the crispy on the outside, soft on the inside bread wedges to go with them.....sometimes a restaurant with a well-known and built-up reputation, like Pappa's, doesn't feel like they have to go the extra mile, but this one does, complete with a stop-by visit from Mr. Pappa, to talk to my husband, who is a Viet Nam Vet. He didn't even call on his own name value. I recognized him from many pictures over many years. A delightful afternoon. Oh, by the way, the crabcakes, were predicably awesome! My eighty-three year old sister ate every bite of Pappa's "Colossal Crabcake!", plus Pappa's home-made applesauce is like I've never tasted before...….yummy!
Delicious Sunday dinner. We really enjoyed our server and our steak - New York Christopher. We will be returning!!!!!
Outstanding crab cakes! Large pieces of crabmeat and nicely seasoned.
Food is always the main attraction here and did not disappoint at all. Blackened Mahi Mahi with Gulf Shrimp had just enough spice and was prepared excellently. The Pappas' crab cake is the best in Maryland and you can never go bad with that. The only thing we missed was some sort of bread service - but made more room for our excellent entries. May not be the most upscale restaurant when comes to decor - but most go to Pappas for the excellent food.
We all got crab cakes which were excellent. The sides were a somewhat disappointing. The twice baked potatoes called jackknifed potatoes weren't what we expected. Instead of mashed potatoes put back in the potato shell we got what looked like little cups of mashed potatoes. They were good, just not what we expected and not very much. I got the veg of the day, asparagus as my other side. It wasn't very impressive, just steamed and did not have much flavor.
We had a fantastic birthday dinner! The food was top notch and Our server(s), Ron and Lauren, were incredible!
Our group of 5 really enjoyed ourselves. Our server Daniel was excellent! Very attentive without being intrusive. He anticipated our needs which was amazing.... The food was great as always. Delicious crab cakes for most of us, steak for one, and a beautiful rack of lamb for the other. The wedge salads were huge. All delicious! Thanks for all the years of maintaining high standards all the way round.
It was hardly our first visit, but we ate here for Restaurant Week. Because of the prix fixe setup, we had a 3 course meal rather than our usual entree with sides, so we spent about 30% more than usual. It was totally worth it. Salad caprese had good local tomatoes, and was not over-dressed. The crab cake was, as always, superb. We had ordered only one side with our entree, and the waitress insisted that we take home two orders of potato salad, to make up for that. Had it the next night at home, and it was delicious.
We'll be there again, I'm sure, for my mom's 96th birthday next month.
Best crab cakes in town. Every time we visit from Texas this is a must do stop. The crab cakes are filled with chunks of crab and very large portion. Disappointed in the stuffed mushroom appetizer - cheesy crab soufflé overwhelming 2 small mushrooms- just not what I was expecting. Complementary cucumber salad always refreshing. Do not visit this restaurant if you are in a time crunch- always busy dining room and takes time to get entrees out to the table.
Our group likes to come here every couple of months. Great service, great food. Haven't been let down yet! The crab cakes are so good, the twice baked potato was delicious. I got the cream of crab soup for the first time, very good. Too stuffed to have dessert but got some rice pudding to go which was also delicious.
Food was excellent. Crab cakes were of the best that I have had. The table that we sat at was very small and it made it difficult to have a quiet conversation because we sat so close to other diners which made it impossible. So intimate conversations are a no. We had to move our table in order for the gentlemen that was seated with his wife next to the wall to leave. So cramped quarters. We had a table for two. A table for 4 seems like a better option.
As always, Pappas was a great place to meet some friends. We all had something different and we all enjoyed our meals. Crabcakes are the best!
Great crab cakes. Pricy due to difficulty getting crab pickers due to implementation of temporary visa restrictions.
We had 7 people. We were sat at a great table. Service was great. Katherine our waitress was great too. A short red headed hostess was absolutely phenominal! She went out of her way to get us all cream of crab from carryout accross the street. Was very good soup. Food was really great. We all had good things to say. Will go back again.
Dinner was enjoyed by all. Service was attentive and food was excellent.
I had to ask the waitress 4x’s to remove empty plates from our table and we ordered 3 passion fruit mojitos and they were HORRIBLE!
As always, the crab cakes were excellent! And the service was outstanding. We always enjoy our meal at Pappas.
The service was poor, we requested sweet iced tea’s and were given unsweetened ice tea’s, we had to another person in the area to fill our orders, the person that had initially waited on us was no where to be found
Took relatives who wanted to try a good crab cake. They weren't disappointed. crab cake was excellent and other seafood (scallops, halibut, rockfish) were all well prepared
Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was outstanding. For the first time ever I accidentally forgot to take my credit card after the meal and it took me a couple of days to backtrack my steps. I called Pappas and asked if they had it, the friendly lady with whom I spoke checked and found it, and informed me they'd hold it at the lounge for me. When I went to retrieve it, I went to the bar, not knowing that the lounge was in a separate room. The bartender escorted me into the lounge area and was extremely helpful in helping me to retrieve my card.
This speaks volumes for this restaurant. They serve crab cakes that are second to none, and for my meal I also got a filet mignon that was absolutely perfect. But they are also very friendly and extremely accommodating for their customers. The wait staff doesn't hover over you, but seems to know exactly when to appear. Gourmet level food, with a friendly small-town atmosphere.
A thoroughly outstanding experience, heartily recommended.
Everything was great! The special appetizer of the day, mussels, was delicious. The crab cakes, as always, were big and delicious. I was very hungry, so I ordered two. Believe me, one would have been enough, but they were so good, I finished them and was uncomfortably full! My husband was wiser and took his second one home. It was just as delicious the next day, warmed up in the microwave. No one had room for dessert. When we came in, we were greeted with warmth, and then sent off with warmth. A Baltimore area gem.
Crab cakes are delicious!!! We always come here when in MD visiting family. Yum!!!!!
The location where seated was dirty and congested. Two of the 4 meals were VERY dry. It was very sad because we enjoyed for the past years the Cockeysville location and wanted to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Renovations should take place. Upon leaving water was dripping from the ceiling right at the entrance.
The crabcakes were good, but nothing spectacular. 1/2 price wine was nice! Yummy food for the kids. Seating was a little crammed and they didn't have our reservation on file for some reason, but they sat us right away.
Overall my experience was pretty average. I had their crab cake which was a bit underwhelming. It was filled with crab meat which was a plus but the crab cake was quite bland and lacked flavor.
I'm only in the Baltimore area every few years so I don't get to Pappas nearly as often as I like. The crab cakes are legendary. I'd love to try other things on the menu but these are, by far, the best crab cakes I've ever had. Old school restaurant. Not pretentious in any way. A bit pricey but the quality is obvious and it's totally worth it.
Finally got a chance to try Pappas in our quest for Baltimore's best crab cakes. They claim the world's best. They may be right. The crab cakes are about as good as any. Everything else was excellent, too. If you want great crab cakes, they must be on your list.
The service and food was excellent my all in all experience was great. I would recommend Pappas to friends and family for any occasion.
The crab cakes and the rock fish were superb.
Sides were disappointing and that was not our prior experience.
Overall good but not great.
I checked the menu online before going because i wanted to make sure i would like something . The were 5 dishes for me to choose from. But when I got there they had a special Fathers Day Menu. None of the dishes I wanted were listed. It was mostly seafood I do not eat seafood I know they are known for crabcakes So I took my Husband there after making sure they would have something i could eat. They did not. I got Chicken Chesapeake It was very dry after I took off the crabcake. Also I asked for a hurricane to drink Instead of saying he did not know how to make it he brought me a glass of brown liquid that tasted awful. I would not go there again or tell anyone else to. Plenty of places have crabcakes
My husband received a gift certif as part of an award from work! First time here and it was amazing !! Good food , great wine and excellent service !!! we will be back !!!