Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.6
1584 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1584 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waiter and service was great, food was ok nothing to run back for, maybe its the crab shortage, food has no taste .

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DavidW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were seated in the upstairs dining area which I didn’t really like. Also service was lacking. We had to find our waitress on several occasions because she just didn’t pay that much attention to us. My cheesecake dessert wasn’t very good as well. It was somewhat soft like it never really set well when it was made.

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Bella
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The Colossal Crab cake and (Maryland) Crab soup were the best. Also had a 14oz prime rib steak that was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Also, the rolls they offer prior to your meal are so yummy! Our server, Walter, was also outstanding.

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Judie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very satisfied with our experience at Pappas. The food was great. We love the crab cakes. Walter was an excellent waiter. We will be back.

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viplindah
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and crab cakes were very good. Do not bother with the mac and cheese with crab appetizer. I feel they forgot the cheese!!!

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Hubby got the crab cake, I got shrimp and our son got a steak. Everything was cooked perfect and came out hot. Really enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was very attentive as well !!

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SSSsays
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood. Great service! Smoke alarms went off and we had to leave but meal was over.

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vipfoodies
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes never disappoint. As usual, our food was delicious. Our waitress was outstanding!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crab cakes where not the same! They normally all lump crab meat that you can see when it comes to you! It was a round ball. Not as big and a lot of filler. I was told we would pay more for crab going up which I agreed so I expected the same product.

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vipmmmm
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service which is why I keep coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Oklahoma and when we are in the area, a visit to Pappas is ALWAYS on our itinerary!

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The food was wonderful as usual but took an unnecessary amount of time to get to us. Our server was pleasant but not often around. It will be a while till our next visit.

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the entry to exit it's an outstanding experience. The server was exceptionally attentive and was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very pleasant to all of us. It's the kind of dinning you remember for a long time .

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YvetteC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The crab cakes grilled to perfection, Chesapeake wings is definitely a taste of Maryland, sautéed green beans and onions had a bright bite, nice and tender. My first dining experience since Covid19 and will not be my last time. Let's not forget the outstanding service and the ambiance.

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vipBill
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food and service has no diminished even during times of pandemic. Prices are very reasonable.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved this place. No complaints at all. The only thing was the cost factor for crab, but that is not their fault.

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whrgrv
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The crab egg rolls appetizer and main course were excellent and our server was friendly and attentive. I could not give the food 4 stars because the desserts were very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at a table not in the main part of the restaurant and lost some of the ambiance and it was near the hostess so traffic was heavy near us

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MaxieF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The table was to small and they sat us in the door way. The food was good and the waiter was nice but he had low energy forgot water and bread had to ask three times

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vipTrickyricky
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & service!

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BARTA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

U upped your price ok, but you made the portion smaller not good!

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Charjones
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was hot and delicious. The restaurant's ambience was very nice. The food choices are very reasonable too.

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vipHarry
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was very personal and attentive to our needs.
Food as usual was very good as the three of us had crab cakes. Favorite place to go for a crab cake. I always order the double so to have one to take home.
Server even explained the nice looking renovations that has taken place.

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JackieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food of course was delicious. My only complaint is we were seated by the fireplace and it was on! May 12 was a warm day and a fireplace was not needed. I asked if they could turn the fireplace off because it was too warm and they refused. The owner wants it on. They didn’t care if it was too warm, the owner had to be happy. Shame on you Pappas!

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TerriY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Something was a little different about the crab imperial this time...not as impressive as past visits...other than that all else was good as usual👍🏼👍🏼

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very good, sides portions we're small, still hungry when we left. Had asked for seating near fireplace, they sat us at a table where our shoulders we're against the wall, but we were reseated after asking. Were told that someone had tried calling several times that our reservations were incorrect and we had to hurry up and order or not have dinner. No one had called according to my phone or left any messages. I received one call a couple days prior to confirm the reservation, but not to reschedule or cancel. Had 1 half glass of wine, bill was $80 for two meals no dessert.

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JudyE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I knew there would be a set menu and I was already prepared for that, however, the meal I chose is something I eat from there often which is the stuffed shrimp which generally goes for $21.99 but was $30 and the amount of crabmeat was lacking and that really was disappointing. The service was busy and typical and the restaurant was comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were a little disappointed at the limited menu since we not advised prior to making the reservation.

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KarlB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a great place to eat we go there for both dine in and carryout, always good food, service is good, parking on grounds is good, Mother's day was great for my wife and moms

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day but there were no spaces to park. It was very crowded. Even with reservations while some members were attempting to park the vehicle were not able to be be seated until the entire party arrived. Waitress was good but slow took too long to order and when we asked for a regular menu to order from they had a special menu made for Mother’s Day and you could not order from the regular menu.

The Mother’s Day menu was a little on the more pricey side but I understand as businesses are trying to catch up because of the Covid pandemic.

It was just ok.

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Darla
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Overall the food was good; our waitress was okay. I'm not sure how the tips get divided between the waitress and the servers but my opinion the servers worked a lot harder than our waitress; she only took our order and never came back except to give us the bill. I had a party of six and the tip was added in with our bill and when we asked to have three separate bills we were told that a party of six or more goes on one bill; unfortunately two of the couples were from out of town and had to leave the restaurant to find an ATM because we were told that she could only use one credit card and cash or all cash or all credit but could not use three credit cards to pay the bill. I'm not sure if we are going to be returning to your establishment in the future; just wasn't the best experience for me and my out of town guests.

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vipKenneth
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meal was wonderful. Piping hot crab cakes and French fries. Delicious!!!!! Plus 1/2 price bottle of wine!!!

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JackR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places always great. Wonderful Crab Cakes.

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PatriciaP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been having a meal there for many years to celebrate my birthday and Mothers Day. They have the best oysters

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JanelleL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the 🦀 egg rolls 😍 was to die for. My 11 year old daughter said she enjoyed her self. Thank everyone who helped from start to the end. Keep up the excellent job well done.

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PeterR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for consistency, look no further. These are the crab cakes you are looking for...and everything else is well prepared and tasty too.

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ChanelT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and the food was even better!

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Steinberg
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front Door greeting was very welcoming. We had the perfect dining room seating. The food, oh boy the food, was absolutely delicious! Samantha is now our Host Extraordinaire. The Crab Cakes surpass any that I've previously had to date. DR. said her Fish topped with Crab Imperial was scrumptious, and Mr. G, said the Pork Chops were perfectly seasoned and fork tender. They both enjoyed Bartender Perfection Drinks and my Ice Tea was just the right amount of sugar sweet. I love Green Beans and they were al dante and flavorful. The Sweet Potato Fries and Split Baked Potato were made fresh and cooked to perfection as well. The Staff performed like a Grand Ole Orgastra. I had not seen such fine coordination to make the guest feel so welcome, as my 5 Star restaurant in NY. PAPPAS was well worth the 1 hour plus drive, and when we come again, we want Samantha, the center booth along the first wall and more of the same delicious everything. I simply wish more of the customers were dressed properly, it was pretty shameful how many don't take time out to groom themselves for this wonderful dining experience. PAPPAS STAFF, 5 Stars 🌟 for a fantastic evening!

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JessicaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would recommend while in Baltimore. Amazing crab cakes.

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AmyA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible. The bus boys stated, "they were backed up in the kitchen." We had to ask 2-3 times for bread, and many times for water. The waitress would disappear for extended periods of time. We will not go back.

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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 4.6 stars by 1584 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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