Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.8
1602 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
What 1602 people are saying
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Edward
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Give them a try

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vipTrickyricky
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This certainly was not one of our best dining experiences at Pappas’s. Yes it was Thanksgiving and we received our normal great food. However, this time the service was less than what we normally receive at this fine restaurant. Our server “Nick C” seem to forget we were seated in the hallway. We had to request the soup and rolls which came with our meals. And after our dinners were served, he never returned to see if our meals were ok.I will call it an off night since it was a holiday! Also, i received an email from Open Table that we didn’t fulfill our reservation - maybe we shouldn’t have this time! Ok - we have had too many great experience here to not go back again so we will just chalk it up this time. We will go back again!

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CarolG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time. Server was the best. Love the crab cakes! I will definitely be back.

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Bmoregirls2
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Debra was awesome- fun and very attentive and helpful. It was our first time visiting and we’ll definitely be back!

Crab cakes, as promised, were full of jumbo lumps of crab and cooked to perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Came here on a sat evening, food was great , waitress was nice and friendly , however service was extremely slow that night . Sat us upstairs , had a very large party of like 16 to 20 , which probably was why the service was slow, should of seated us downstairs knowing that . The upstairs was very drafty. The restroom door almost touches your knees when u close the door. Very disappointed to hear that you don't give out the plate of cucumbers like the other two . Not sure if I will come back to this location

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TonyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dinner since COVID hit in Baltimore and Pappas was a great choice. The crab soup, crab cake, stuffed mushrooms, fried shrimp and cold slaw were all fresh, good portions and delicious. Shannon was fantastic and was so attentive and pleasant. We both really enjoyed ourselves.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food--top crabcake and top marinara sauce. Terrific service too. Local ice cream on the dessert menu is also a highlight.

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vipDebbiew
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Pappas for lunch with coworkers. We each enjoyed our lunches. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. It was another great meal at Pappas.

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JulietM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was Great - EXCEPT No GLUTEN FREE CRABCAKES at Parkville Location- I was SOOO Disappointed!

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JillC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was Great! The restaurant was very clean.

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GeorgeK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best restaurant crab cakes in Baltimore that I have found.

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LarryJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Miss your cucumber and celery appetizer! Had to ask for rolls too.
Skimpy on the tartar sauce as well. Crab cakes were good though.
Green beans could have been cooked a little more as well.

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gratefulneighbor5
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was wonderful and the service was fabulous! The crab cakes were the best we have ever had. And our waitress was beyond great. She was very accommodating to us and even moved us to a smaller table when the rest of our party did not arrive. Thank you very much for a great experience!

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Mary
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottles of wine were half price. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Grilled octopus was delicious, served on bed of Greek salad. Greek salad as a separate order was not a genuine Greek salad. If that's what you want, ask them to omit the hard boiled egg.

Vegetable of the day wasn't good--I really didn't expect it to be, asparagus not being in season. Would be better if restaurant stuck to seasonal vegetables.

Otherwise, no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes and our waitress was really nice

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MandieC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was nice. The waitress was available to accommodate our needs & she was very friendly & cordial. I had my appetite for a food that you did not have. But I was able to substitute for another platelet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
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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JasonF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, family restaurant that keeps true to its value and their primo crab cake! No frills or pretense, just a nice, local restaurant.

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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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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 1602 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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