Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.5
1466 Reviews
$30 and under
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, 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 childrens 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 carry!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1466 people are saying
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Scooter
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent and the service attentive and friendly. It was our first time eating there since March. We ordered carryout several times to help them when they were shut down for indoor dining. We miss the crowded tables and talking to your neighbor but understand it’s different now. The tables were well spaced out and it wasn’t crowded. My husband had steak topped with crab and I had the stuffed orange roughy. Both were cooked to perfection. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing

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carmen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Crab cakes were horrible they had to much egg in them. I would never go back. I felt like I was eating scrambled eggs in my Crab cakes. The crab egg rolls were terrible. The service was good. I would NEVER go back. I can't imagine Oprah eating here.

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mike
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. Fish and chips were awesome. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was disappointed to hear that they no longer serve their cucumbers and the bread sticks that were always offered first (and) free. The jackknife potatoes were not what the waitress explained and the asparagus was ok at best. Par usual though, the crab cakes were great.

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BobS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch. Softball crabs delicious, as was everything. Always come to Pappas when we come to visit family.

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Laura
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The prices have gone up and the servings sizes have gone down. Also I was overcharged for my meal but did not realize it until later.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Always great here no matter where you are, dining room or sports bar. Food always great along with staff. You won’t regret visiting here.

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TonyaL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas is a great restaurant to bring your family. Their menu offers delicious food at affordable prices. They have the best crabcakes I've eaten so far! We love Pappas!! You will too.

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patz
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good seafood. Had the seafood club, without the bread. Shrimp salad and crab cake were very good. The fries were just warm and rather limp. Would certainly go again.

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KathieP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Pappas because we wanted the best of both worlds. He loved the steak and shrimp, she adoresd the crab cake AND the crab mac/cheese. We both loved our dessert choices of cheesecake and lemoncello cake. Our waitress was prompt, efficient and helpful. She was light-hearted and added to our delightful experience.

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vipKenneth
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was first outing experiencing indoor dining since the Trumpvirus. I was glad to see they were open and enjoyed the afternoon lunch.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crab cakes were great, missed having crackers or a roll served. Delicious salad!

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vipKarenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have driven 70 miles for over 7 years from Clinton, MD, sometimes more than twice a month, to enjoy the delicious seafood at a nearby restaurant which is my favorite that I have raved about to all my family and friends. When they visit, that is the first place they want to go having been enticed by my Facebook posts. About a year ago, I heard about Pappas's awesome crabcakes. Still hesitant to leave my other beloved spot, I never went until last Sunday on my birthday.. WOW! Though they do not offer my favorite dish from the other restaurant, my meal was a hit! I can hardly wait until my next visit! Uh oh, other favorite restaurant! I was a teeny bit disappointed they did not bring out a birthday treat even though the hostess acknowledged it upon our arrival.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, took small children with us. The cleanliness was A1, especially since we are in the middle of a pandemic. It made me feel safe when I know they take temperature checks. Food was great as always, service was perfect. I even think the manager met us at the door to thank us for coming as well. I went for my birthday but wasn’t looking for dessert or songs, just a nice meal with my family.

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HortenseD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, staff very attentive. Crab cakes were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thee best crab cake I ever had!!!!!!!!!

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vipAXAfoodie
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an out of town client here in Baltimore and we knew exactly where to take him, and Pappas didn’t disappoint!! We all got crabcakes and they were amazing, as always!

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vipTanyaJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter was very attentive and ensured our first visit to this location was nothing short of stellar!

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MaryB
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone had something different this time. The crab imperial, orange ruffy, sea food platter and of course the crab cake were excellent.

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Warmheart
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service from the manager, server, and food runners. Good sized servings. Steak perfectly cooked. Its our go-to place for special occasions.

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Lovedit23
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at Pappas!!! We’ve been coming for over 25 years. Never disappointed.

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vipElizabethM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and did a great job., much appreciated. Best crab cakes in town.

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geopaint
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was outstanding,service was awesome. Decor could use updating though.

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vipBill
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pandemic has not reduced any of positive aspects of this establishment save the table cloths and condiment containers. The menu has expanded with some really worthwhile additions. Servers are attentive and polite as usual.

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HeatherF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a nice evening. We go every Friday, date night. Service and attention is consistantly outstanding.

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vipBill
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food quality have been excellent in spite of the pandemic.

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AlbinK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent location, excellent food, and exceptional service.

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Rick
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Over all very good.We were not told about the specials that we saw on the billboard by the door on the way out

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vipKenneth
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The services was terrible this evening. The timing of the food was off a lot too. One soup cane out. No oysters? Oops...those were not put in?! Entrees cane and were not up to par. Side ceases salad was missing....had to flag waitress down. Dirty dishes were not cheated between courses. Not very happy and I frequent here a lot. Seems like a lot of new servers and not up to speed.

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Mmemercury
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AmberT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was fast, we had a server right away. The food was fast & good. I can’t wait to go back. I also love their white sangria! The only downfall are the tables are close together & the space is pretty tight.

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DanielW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Services and Food was great. The atmosphere was was a slow go at first. Some very rude couple was seated next to us and their phones kept ringing loudly offensive rap music. After they left the atmosphere very much improved.

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CamilleB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fabulous. I made the reservation only 1 hour ahead of time. However, the site indicated the time was available. When we arrived at the designated time, the hostess said she was waiting for the diners, whose table she reserved for us, got up to leave. When we were still waiting after 30 minutes and questioned it she, justified the wait by pointing out I only made the reservation an hour before. She gave me an explanation as to why the site said the time was available which I took as - “that’s your problem.” The other hostess was more sensitive in “managing” us. We were seated 40 minutes after our reserved time.

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vipILuvToEatOut
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience.

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Jazzman
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us went to Pappas Restaurant for their world famous collosal crab cakes and we were not disappointed. It was my son's birthday and he had a large rib eye steak and beer choices were great!

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DawnS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Pappas several times and have not been disappointed. Last visit was with two of my girl friends. On a Sunday, at noon. The food, wait staff and ambiance were all excellent. I would highly recommend Pappas. I always get the crab cakes but I've seen other food that comes out and all looks very appetizing.

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paulak
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pappas is always worth the trip. waitress is always well versed in they they offer and is very polite and willing to be helpful if needed. we've never been disappointed. thank you for another great experience.
ed and paula kemp

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Rabbit51
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch: good seafood, nice service, easy parking in rear

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BruceF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake and tartar sauce remain awesome. Two tables celebrated birthdays while we were eating dinner.

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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 4.5 stars by 1466 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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