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About Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

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.

1725 Taylor Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Taylor Ave. and Oakleigh Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 661-4357

Website:
http://www.pappasparkville.com/

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!

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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking on premises with handicap accessibility.

Public Transit:
MTA: Loch Raven Blvd. and Taylor Ave.

Executive Chef:
Wilson Rodriguez

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!

Private Party Contact:
Justin Windle: (410) 661-4357

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (39)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (8)
Romantic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening. Perfect.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day dinner

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·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place the appetizers and the crab cakes are delicious .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·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.

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·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Authentic
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·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·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.
Pp

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service friendly atmosphere great customer service

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice evening out

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was excellant

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great crabcakes! Enjoy the servers and the neighborhood hang out vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic meal! We had to wait for 30 minutes even with reservations since it was Restaurant Week, but it was worth it. Pappas crab cakes are the best!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My Husband and I have been to Papas in Glen Burnie awhile back. Since we have moved to the area, we decided to have dinner at the Parkville Location. It was his Birthday and we both wanted to eat at Papas. We really enjoyed ourselves, and we will return very soon. I can still taste my crab cake. See you soon! Angelal

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for restaurant week but ordered off the menu. Service was top notch, food was absolutely perfect. Thank you for another wonderful experience..

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was good as usual.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service and food was great. I was uncomfortable sitting so close to the other table. There is not enough walking space for waiters and customers. You should consider cutting out some tables in order to give more comfortable walking space. If I had to use a walker or wheelchair this restaurant would not be my chose for dinning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The best crabcakes you can get in Baltimore. This location is more casual than the one in Cockeysville...and less crowded.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been to Pappas in Glen Burnie and this one seemed sub par. Wanted onions and mushrooms on my steak-received that along with gravy and peppers. Yuk. Stuffed orange roughy wasn’t stuffed but more like set on the side and mushy. Seafood platter was a joke. So small. Chicken cheasapeake was weird. We usually post Photos’s on Facebook but didn’t even do that. Would not go back. Waitress was friendly tho.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The crab cakes were delicious as always. Fresh green beans. Lumps and lumps! Prices vey reasonable! Attentive servers, runners and other staff from the time we entered the restaurant!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always great! Our waitress was a delight!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was outstanding and the service was impeccable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food but a little crowded. Tables close together gave an overall cramped feeling.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a little wait even with the reservation but it was worth it. We loved the food, I think 5 of us got the crab cakes, awesome! The Old Fashions were really good too. Loved the presentation and great price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great meal. Tried the steamed jumbo shrimp. Fantastic. Keeps us coming back for more.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I made the reservation online with open table and the restaurant told me since I did not too long ago they could only seat me in a certain area. And I had to be out by 7pm no matter what. I asked if that was the case why did you take my reservation? And they could not give me an answer!!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great.

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