Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
The crab cakes were outstanding. I get great service every time I go there. I think Nick was our waiter, he was excellent.
I loved the relaxed feel of this place. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
I like the comfortable, retro vibe of a neighborhood restaurant.
Our family had lunch on a Saturday. The casual atmosphere suited us. A huge criticism from of this restaurant is their inability to accommodate gluten allergies. This is the second time in 3 months that we’ve dined at the Parkville location while visiting a relative at a nearby senior residence. The wait staff doesn’t seem to understand gluten free. (My salad came with croutons on top, as one example, even though the server wrote gluten free on our order.) Though the Cockeysville location of Pappas advertises gluten free crab cakes, this location does not serve them. Sorry to say, Pappas is now off our list of restaurants.
We were celebrating my parents 59th wedding anniversary. The service was on point-sensitive to my mom's hearing impairment. The food was delicious and a delight to behold. We were very happy and thoroughly satisfied.🤗🤗🤗
Always a wonderful time when I visited purpose! Crabcakes are outstanding, the staff is very welcoming.
The food and service was great as usual. It is the best place in town for crab cakes
We usually have a wonderful time. My husband's food was cold. Our waitress did tell the manager and 20% was deducted. However, we hardly saw our waitress. I had to ask another server for a drink refill.
When I say THE worst service ever!!!! Soooo you take my order and never come back until the food was ready. Then you bring the food to the table didn't bother to ask if we needed anything (cocktail sauce, more water) absolutely nothing. So my water glass sat empty all night, by the time I had another server find you to bring cocktail sauce, my crab cake was ice cold. Smdh. Won’t be going back.
The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Was disappointed they were out of baked potatoes.
Highly recommended! It was a great first time experience and looking forward to having more events in the future!
Always prefer this restaurant. Rachel did a great job serving us. Be back again soon!
Old fashioned atmosphere which I liked. The servers were super nice. They put delicious homemade pickles on the table as soon as we got there. We all got crab cakes and they were the best and biggest crab cakes I ever had. $20 for a huge crab cake and two sides. Great place!
The food and service was excellent. The waiter continued to check on us and top off our beverages.
Pappas provided a wonderful atmosphere for our birthday celebration. We were provided with attentive professional service and delicious food! A fabulous time was had by all!
Seafood lovers won't be disappointed with generous portions and well prepared dishes. Old school. Nothing nouveau. But consistent.
We were very happy with our dining experience. The greeter was very friendly and, since we were early, allowed us to choose our table. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent. The crab cake lived up to its reputation.
Great little place. We go there yearly on our anniversary. Food was great, service was excellent, and we enjoyed our time there.
The crab cake was excellent with plenty of lump back fin. The service was very prompt and polite.
Although the food was quite enjoyable, the service for the food took over 50 min. They said it was due to a busy night. They could have apologized for the wait. My wife was very upset. They did take our bar tab off the bill for our inconvenience. We will not be returning to this establishment was quite some time.
We had a variety of dishes and everything was wonderful and the service very attentive
overall a great night. food was fantastic, but the room was a little cold. I had to keep my coat on all night.
Love the experience at Pappas Oarkville. Been going for many years. Great service n food. The decir feels like home
We had a reservation for a certain time and they did not seat us for 30minutes. We had to ask what was going on before they actually sat us. They tried to say we were waiting on people from our party but we were all there at the time we reserved. Then the person sitting us had an attitude about it. We were then put at a table too small for the amount of people we had. They also kept saying the kitchen was backed up and they were backed up on salads (they were cutting lettuce as we spoke). The food was ok but did not live up to its reputation and was definitely not worth the price. I would not recommend this place at all. The only good part was our waiter.
Cold soup, waited too long for appetizer, waiter non attentive.
Absolutely horrendous!! We waited nearly two hours for our food to come out only to be told the kitchen was busy and couldn’t keep up because the kitchen is “so small”. $34 for a seafood platter that was totally dried out and missing items. The only item that was half way decent was my daughters cheeseburger. We’ve been coming for years and I’m sad to say you’ve lost a very loyal customer. I think it might be time to put your money in updating your kitchen especially if your going to charge $34 for a measly meal that I think my nine year old could have cooked better.
This was our second time there. The first time, we got the crab cake platters and they were excellent. This time we got the fried oysters which were so-so at best, an Italian dish ( penne pasta?) which came in a watery tomato sauce, the rockfish with crabmeat which was just ok and a seafood club which was very good. If we go again, we’ll stick with the crab cakes.
Four slices of veal was less then the size of my palm, not breaded and 4 plain pieces of shrimp. Sauce on side was smart move because it would have made up the entire dish. Not at all worth $29.00. Barefoot Merlot was very good. And only $7.00. 1st time here. Will probably come back and try crab cake for $19.99.
Great crab cake. Best crab cake in Maryland and, perhaps best crab cake in the country.
I was greeted nicely, the waiter was not very warm, he did not give us all of the lunch specials. We came there for the famous crab cakes and he did not mention the luncheon special about the crab cakes until I mentioned it to him and I thought that was a little weird.
Other than that the experience was good.
The crab cakes are not better than Koco’s!!! I guess that’s why it pays NOT to cheat on your first love!!!
Food was well prepared service was good
Seating was not perfect
Should have areas that seat similar types of guests so the noise level is more controlled ie couples together families together the noise level of other guests was more than expected
Great food would Recommend
Good food in great surroundings. Second time eating here. Pleasantly surprised with bill.
Had a 5:00 p.m. reservation, didn't get seated until 5:35. Food was delicious, service was okay (waiter never came back to check on how our food was), thankfully it was delicious. Other than taking our order (someone else brought out our food), the next time we saw the waiter is when we flagged him down for the check.
We have always been happy with the quality of food at Pappas, Parkville. They truly do have the best crab cakes you could ever imagine!
We actually had a good time until the end when the manager in a loud voice stated to a waiting party that the table has paid their bill and we are just waiting for them to leave. It was totally uncalled for. Yes we had been there almost three hours. Catching up with friends we had not seen in over a year. All they had to do was come over and ask us if we could leave or to suggest we go into the bar area. To have handled it they way they had kinda ruined the whole evening. Most likely will not go back.
Went there for St. Valentine's day for a special dinner. Wanted a low noise dinner without a million TVs. Had the surf and turf. Crab cake was great and the filet was perfectly cooked to my request. Will definitely go back again.
We’ve been going here for years. Nice atmosphere. The food is great and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. It’s well worth the price.
Delicious Valentines Day meal complete with crab cakes and crab balls. Service a bit slow for regular day but understandable for Valentines Day.
Valentine ‘s Day - just not up to their usual quality. There was plenty of room so I’m not sure why our waiter disappeared at the end and it took 20 min to get our bill. There was a fixed menu which shouldn’t have surprised me except that all of the dishes were several dollars more than usual and they offered only one green veg (asparagus which my husband doesn’t like.). The cream of crab soup, usually their best item, was watery with very little claw crab meat. Disappointing expensive dinner.