Had someone visiting from out of town and the crab cakes did not disappoint.
Eight family members had lunch here after a funeral. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The crab cakes cannot be matched anywhere else. The only disappointment I had was that they do not sweet potato fries and the cole slaw is different that the one that is in their carry out across the street.
I highly recommend Pappas crab cakes. They are the best! No fillers or frills, just plain lumpmeat goodness! Desserts were wonderful too!
The BEST place in Baltimore for crab cakes. I definitely recommend this place for dinner when in the Baltimore area.
We had a 7:00 reservation and were not seated until 7:45 or so. It was packed.
It was hard to watch people in parties of 2, 3 and 4, who had come in well after us get seated before us. We were a party of 5.
Still out favorite crab cake. We will continue to come!
In past years food taste was better then now. And service a little on the slow side.
The food (crab cake, salad, slaw) was fantastic, tasty and a great value. BUT parking is terrible - at least it as this day. In the future I'll go to the Pappas location in Hunt Valley/Timonium. Same value and good food, no issues with parking,
Got 2 of 4 orders wrong. Took 20 minutes to get cocktail sauce for a crab cake. Orange roughy was dry and tasteless and overpriced.
Our server who described herself as new came to the table twice. Once for drinks and to deliver a salad. Never came back for refills. Over 30 Minutes for crab dip to be delivered and 55 minutes for two pasta dishes. Not once did she come back to check on us, apologize or compensate in any way.. we had to track her down for our bill. $26 for penne pasta with some crabmeat was not worth any one it. So disappointed for a rare evening out
We like to have seafood out during lent; the Orange Roughy my wife had was more than ample as she ended up taking half of it home. Myself, I had the fried oysters which were very good as well. The only short coming I'd mention is the limited space of the dining room.
Absolutely the best crab cakes around. Alway consistent!
Our waitress was new and didn't know the menu very well. She made a few mistakes with our order but we had fun and enjoyed the food.
We had a wonderful evening the meal was excellent our waiter was green but at the same time he was good the overall evening was well worth repeating and we will be back again
Love the crab cakes which are among the best in town
I found the food to be good and customer service was very personal.The staff was accomodating and the noise volume was good for conversation.Food portions were excellent and filling. i would definitely reccomend this restaurant to my family and friends
Service was good but it took longer than expected for the food to be served to the table. Crab cakes were excellent
Having dined at Pappas many times in the past, and been very satisfied with our experience, we were disappointed with this last visit. This being a Valentine dinner date for my wife and me, we came with certain expectations as to what we desired for dinner. To our dismay, we discovered that on this occasion Pappas offered only their special holiday menu. We had our heart set on the stuffed mushroom caps as an appetizer, and I had a desire for a veal dish. Neither of these items were available. We each ordered the Cream of Crab soup, which was very salty, possibly due to the fact that it appeared to be made with claw meat. The main course meals we settled for were adequate, but not worth the the price on the menu. Our service was fair to say the least. Our server took my wife's drink order before I was seated at the table, and neglected to informed us of the half price per bottle wine special. After she informed us that the holiday menu items were the only items available that day, we asked for a little more time to decide. She then took an inordinate amount of time to return to take our order, seeming that it was a bother to wait on us. All in all, not our best experience at Pappas. We will plan to return in the future, with the hope that things would return to our expectations.
Great evening. Perfect.
Valentines Day dinner
Tends to be a bit noisey due to closeness of tables. Howeve, service is superb and the food as good as it gets.
My husband and I enjoy going to Pappas. It never disappoints. The crab cakes are the best in Baltimore!!! If you like a broiled crab cake, this is the place. Eat 3 crab cakes (by yourself) and they will take your photo for the wall of honor! Nice neighborhood gem.
The service was good Personnel were nice. But the foods lacked taste the crab cakes were very large lump but no flavor potatoes mashed whipped no flavor did not offer any rolls or bread tables were very crowded. Bet experience not like the many years ago.
Great place the appetizers and the crab cakes are delicious .
Eaten here several times. I’ve only had their specialty item, the crab cake. It’s a large, broiled delicious crab cake with either 2 vegetables or a vegetable and salad. For $19 it’s a steal. Rolls and raw vegetable assortment starter also included.
Went to Pappas for parents anniversary. Food was excellent and service was excellent. Red Sangria was delicious. Definitely the place to go for crabcakes. Never had a bad meal here.
Pappas Parkville is our go-to place for great crab cake and their special "jack knife potatoes". The food is amazing and the price is great. Missed our pickles and cucumbers this time.
Always a good meal. This time got seated upstairs which is less authentic and away from the action.
My Sister and I took our Dad to Pappas for his birthday. We selected it because it is close to home and has food we knew he would like. I visited the website to get a jump on what I was going to select since I am allergic to shellfish. I saw that there was an on line option to make reservations so I used it and I was glad I did because I did not know it was Restaurant Week.
We arrived about 10 minutes early and the hostess took us right to our table which was near the fireplace which was nice. Our waitress Rachel was very pleasant and attentive. We loved the cucumbers that are placed on each table. I had forgotten just how much I loved them. I got the steak sandwich and it was sooooo good. My Dad and my Sister loved their meals as well. They took the crab ball appetizer home and ate it the next day. I was stuffed and we skipped dessert.
I will make sure to dine here again and soon.
I went to try their crab cakes. The crab cakes were good. Everything else was average or below (veggies/sides, appetizers, desert). Nothing really stood out to make me want to come back. I would recommend if your looking to try their crab cakes to just order them through take out and save your money dining in.
The building is very large and includes a carry out entrance, bar entrance, and 2 restaurant entrances. Get the right one. Only 1 is handicap accessable. The building is huge and old with lots of landings and short steps scattered about.
Our party was late. We got to see the dining room which is very elegant and a huge crackling fire on the stone hearth. Nice. Yet, tables are squished like sardines.
We met 1 couple at the bar tables for drinks while we waited for the 3rd couple. When they came we opted to stay where we were for dinner. It was far less crowded.
The bar staff was fantastic. We wanted for nothing. The staff was checking on us regularily for refills and such. The were a fun group. The libations flowed, the food was just absolutely wonderful, and we all had a fabulous time there.
We will go back for more and head straight for the bar tables. While we enjoy ambiance, an elegantly set table, and atmosphere, tables shoved so tightly together is not part of a good experience.
Our waiter, though knowledgeable, forgot to put our order in right away. So we ended up watching folks seated after us eat before us. He did own up to his mistake. Although, it was restaurant week, we opted for the crab cake platter which came with 2 sides and a cup of crab soup. My soup tasted fine. But, I saw little evidence of crab meat in the MD crab soup. Only a few strings were present. The linguine and marinara sauce was fine as was the mashed potato and hot bread and butter. I was pleased that refillable tea came with the platter. My disappointment was the crab cakes themselves. While they looked great with plenty of lump crab meat, to me, they tasted odd. I couldn't put my finger on it. One in our party described it as metallic. I was expecting a meaty crab and butter flavor. But that wasn't at all what it tasted like. I had to use tartar sauce to get it down. That was disappointing as Oprah apparently touted this restaurant specifically for it's crab cakes. The whole restaurant could use a face lift. Tables were packed in like sardines, too close. You could hear conversations of everyone around you. I just was not comfortable there and do not plan to return.
Another overall excellent meal. Of course the crab cake was fantastic, as always. The rainbow trout with a lemon and almond sauce was very tasty as was the blackened salmon. Other standouts were the steamed mussels in Thai curry sauce and the huge fried shrimp (both appetizers from the 2018 Restaurant Week Menu). Pappa's was very accommodating and seated us, as requested, in a very handicapped-accessible location which made the visit hassle free. The Bloody Mary was one of the best ever and service was pleasant and attentive. Can't wait to go again - and soon.
Great service friendly atmosphere great customer service
Nice evening out
Everything was excellant
While the restaurant excels in the preparation and presentation of seafood, it easily succeeds in the preparation and presentation of all dishes on its menu. The restaurant's overall performance is commanding!
We were seated immediately and greeted by our server soon after. Our drinks and food arrived in a relaxing pace, giving us time to relax and talk after each course. Our entrees arrived hot and fresh and did not disappoint! We had a lovely lunch!
Pappas is a Baltimore landmark known for their delicious crab cakes. The crab cakes as usual were phenomenal. As was the service. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The decor is simple but the restaurant is clean. Great food, great service!
Had to wait past our reservation time. The server was friendly but had to wait about 20 minutes to order after we received our drinks
Great crabcakes! Enjoy the servers and the neighborhood hang out vibe.