Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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.
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!
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 !
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
crab cake didnt have much flavor an my steak had blood coming out.
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!
Food is great
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.
Best Crab cake anywhere!
Thank you for the feedback! Hopefully you'll come by again soon!
I will be recommending your restaurant to friends and family. The dinner was superior.
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!
My daughter had never had an authentic Maryland crab cake. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent!
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.
Great meal. Nick was good and attentive. Management stopped by. Great experience
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!
Great service; great food.
Thank you David! Hope you'll stop by again soon!
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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Food was excellent and atmosphere great! Service great and servers friend and pleasant!
It' a yes for me again and again!!!
Thank you, Nedina! We appreciate your delightful feedback, and we will see you again (and again) soon. Have a great week and take care!
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.
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!
Oysters reminded me of chicken nuggets... major disappointment.
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!
No one can beat Pappas' crab cakes!! Everything was fabulous!!!!
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!
Delicious food, Large wine and liquor selection. Friendly staff
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!
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.
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!
Crab cake platter was outstanding. The website was correct…..one of the best in the world!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Took great care of us and the food was phenomenal as always.
Thank you very much for the nice feedback. We'll see you soon!
Excellent service food and ambiance! I highly recommend them for your next outing. The drinks were awesome too!!!
Thank you, Wayne! We are really pleased to read this feedback, and we hope to see you again soon - for food and drinks!
Absolutely the best crab cakes in Maryland. New renovation is beautiful. Highly recommend
Food was awesome. Everyone was very friendly. The server seemed a lite overwhelmed but overall I had a great experience.
My husband went to college with Maia, the owners' daughter. He hadn't been there in a long time and remembered an "old-school" style restaurant with wood paneling and a dark interior. Obviously, the restaurant has been renovated since then. It was beautiful and really well done. I loved the ambience. I noticed the sign on the door about the crab meat being different from their normal source because of the pandemic. It was still delicious, but I look forward to trying the normal supply. In fact, I am bringing my cousin to lunch here for her birthday in August. Everyone that came to our table--the server, busboys and kitchen staff--were all super friendly, professional and helpful. We all loved the experience and will be back.
Hi Michelle. We are delighted to read this review! Thank you for the kind words and for understanding about the crab crisis we have all found ourselves in. We hope this gets back on track soon so you can experience a Pappas crabcake in it's truest form. We can't wait to dine with you again in August!
I took my husband out for Father’s Day and the Pappas Parkville location was not our first choice. But it was the only location with open time slots that fit our schedule. We were impressed. We were seated within 10 minutes. The service was very cordial and timely. My husband ordered crab imperial, md crab soup. I ordered the double crab cake meal with cream of crab as my appetizer. The asparagus and jackknife potatoes were cooked perfectly. We took part of our food home plus we ordered dessert to go. Spectacular food! We are enjoying Pappas delectables for one more day. We have now gone to all Baltimore area Pappas locations. We really enjoyed this Parkville location the best! Great food coupled with amazing artwork that was displayed throughout the dining area, not to mention the fireplace that we’ll be back to see in the winter. It was an awesome experience for us.
Great food & service.
Excellent food and service worth the trip. Suggest reservation s can get busy
The waiter and service was great, food was ok nothing to run back for, maybe its the crab shortage, food has no taste .
We were seated in the upstairs dining area which I didn’t really like. Also service was lacking. We had to find our waitress on several occasions because she just didn’t pay that much attention to us. My cheesecake dessert wasn’t very good as well. It was somewhat soft like it never really set well when it was made.
The food was excellent. The Colossal Crab cake and (Maryland) Crab soup were the best. Also had a 14oz prime rib steak that was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Also, the rolls they offer prior to your meal are so yummy! Our server, Walter, was also outstanding.
We were very satisfied with our experience at Pappas. The food was great. We love the crab cakes. Walter was an excellent waiter. We will be back.
Service and crab cakes were very good. Do not bother with the mac and cheese with crab appetizer. I feel they forgot the cheese!!!
Food was excellent. Hubby got the crab cake, I got shrimp and our son got a steak. Everything was cooked perfect and came out hot. Really enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was very attentive as well !!
Pappas Restaurant - Parkville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 661-4357.
Pappas Restaurant - Parkville is rated 4.7 stars by 1587 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.