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Mon, 4/23
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Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.4
1119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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: http://www.baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com/ Ship crab cakes nationwide at http://www.pappascrabcakes.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1119 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 hours ago

Papas Restaurant is known for their crab cakes and they never disappoint! They are huge and full of lump crab and no filling. They are also cooked to perfection! Service was great too!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great crab cakes and the ribeye was on point! Favorite crab cakes by far in Baltimore. I take everyone here for their first crab cake!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First time trying this place and I must say it was absolutely amazing hands down best crabcake

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

very good as always. Just not a fan of the upstairs dining room. No ambiance. Drinks were a bit slow to arrive through no fault of our server!! He was great! No bartender on second floor so servers had to run up and down the stairs for drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had the crab cakes, lovely

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We come for the crab cakes, which are among the best in the area ( and that means among the best in the world). But the rest of the food is very good, too. We especially like the marinated cucumber/celery that is complementary with every meal. It's very refreshing. We also like the ambience, the decor, the people-watching.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The best crab cake I've ever had! No fillers or bread. Delicious sides and outstanding sangria

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As expected, the crab cakes were large, filled with jumbo crab, and delicious! Best ever!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great time, great food, great service. We had a group of 8. We sat at a large round table. Everyone was able to talk to each other. Crab cakes for everyone! Food is so good.
A few ordered an old fashion. We had gotten them before and liked that they came in 3 glasses, ice, fruit and liquor. We got to make our own drink. They were delivered pre made this time and we were let down by that. When we inquired they said they were going away with that system but they brought our next round out the way we liked it. I hope they keep that system!
Service was excellent, same as last time we were here.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is always good. At least I should say the crab cakes are always great! Once of these days I would like to try the other food but I love the crabcaskes so much that I never have tried anything else.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and service as always. Tables are close together but diners are friendly so we don’t mind. It’s a great neighborhood place. Entrees are fairly priced for the quality and the serving size. Great ambiance and friendly wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As always, the crab cakes are to die for! They look like the photograph and as mouthwatering.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good, but they raised the prices for the holiday and had a limited menu.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Outstanding meal. Rockfish fresh hand properly cooked. Crab cake - a top ten location in the region. Service excellent. Enjoyed the meal. Busy place, crowded and not a lot of extra space. Sit by the fireplace if you need a warm up!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had someone visiting from out of town and the crab cakes did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I highly recommend Pappas crab cakes. They are the best! No fillers or frills, just plain lumpmeat goodness! Desserts were wonderful too!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The BEST place in Baltimore for crab cakes. I definitely recommend this place for dinner when in the Baltimore area.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

In past years food taste was better then now. And service a little on the slow side.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

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,

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Absolutely the best crab cakes around. Alway consistent!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love the crab cakes which are among the best in town

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great evening. Perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place the appetizers and the crab cakes are delicious .

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 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.

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