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Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

1089 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (39)
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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 Pappas" seven-ounce colossal lump crab cake. Find out why Pappas' signature dish has won award after award from Baltimore's Best to Baltimore Magazine's Top Crab Cake, and why it was featured on the Food Network's Chef vs City and the Travel Channel & 98 Rock's Food Wars. Family owned and operated since 1972, owner Mark Pappas prides himself 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 stone's throw away from the Beltway, minutes from Towson. Make reservations or call ahead for express carry! Our on-premises Liquor Store is open 7 days-a-week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 3:45pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 3:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 661-4357
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Wilson Rodriguez
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Private party facilities
Planning a private party? We have the perfect room to accommodate your special occasion(20-180 People). We are fully handicap accessible. Call today to have a Private Dining Menu sent to you right away!
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Private party contact
Justin Windle: (410) 661-4357
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Let Pappas host your next formal affair from anniversaries to weddings, holiday parties to retirement parties, and everything in-between. Pappas will provide on-premises accommodations for up to 180 people. Open 7 days-a-week, our friendly, hard-working staff will make your next party one the guests will never forget. We offer sit down luncheons or dinners to suit your taste and budget. Call today for more information or to book your next event!

We specialize in after-funeral gatherings.

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Cross street
Taylor Ave. and Oakleigh Rd.
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Parking details
Plenty of parking on premises with handicap accessibility.
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Public transit
MTA: Loch Raven Blvd. and Taylor Ave.
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We have a Sports Bar & Lounge complete with huge HD tvs including our 92 inch HD screen, private booths, pool tables, arcade and trivia games, on-line jukebox, Keno, Racetrax, and more!

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Special events & promotions
Join us with your family & friends for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and More. We participate in all Baltimore County Restaurant Weeks. Check it out: Ship crab cakes nationwide at
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What 1089 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was good but it took longer than expected for the food to be served to the table. Crab cakes were excellent

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great evening. Perfect.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day dinner

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Tends to be a bit noisey due to closeness of tables. Howeve, service is superb and the food as good as it gets.

FoodBels (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place the appetizers and the crab cakes are delicious .

vipJames (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Drewpers (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a good meal. This time got seated upstairs which is less authentic and away from the action.

4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

NDJR (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

TabbyHill (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service friendly atmosphere great customer service

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice evening out

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was excellant