Pappas Restaurant - Parkville

4.6
1528 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 1528 people are saying
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vipJeffNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. New renovation is nice. Friendly atmosphere and still the world's best crab cakes!

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Barb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did a wonderful job on the remodeling! While the vegetables, wine and service were outstanding, I was a little disappointed in the crab cake. While the lumps were still there, I found the cake a little dry. Also, one of my dinner companions was told that rolls were not available for lunch, which I found odd.

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AzureG
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

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Sparky62
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy myself with my family at Pappas. Keep up the good work.

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LisaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crab cake in town. You must try it! it will become a favorite for you too.

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Riva329
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas Restaurant in Parkville MD has always made our family's list of top five dining venues for going on five generations. Sadly my grandparents and parents have passed but the Baltimore bloodline is still there! Maryland Blue Crabs have a special sweetness. Just like the love the chef puts into the dish. Great variety to choose from and each choice is so satisfying there are new favorites discovered.
We absolutely love the remodel. The staff is the best as always. Our server, Walter, was excellent. Very attentive without being interruptive. Pleasant and had no problem with special requests. My husband and I live in Annapolis, our son and family live near Parkville and my sister is in Cockeysville. What a comfort it is go back to PAPPAS-Parkville for our family gatherings. It's a proven Olde Tradition in our "New World". Thank you Pappas' Family for that sense of stability and comfort.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating but definitely not the last. Food was amazing.

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Pops
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were delicious and Rachel and staff were very helpful. We’ll be back soon! 😎

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thank you so much, Pops! We love to hear this. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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SusanC
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Can’t wait to go back! Crab cakes are the best.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thank you kindly, Susan!

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DickD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Papas is one of our favorite restaurants however my wife really wasn't happy with the imperial crab it wasn't as creamy as it usually is. The imperial crab is why we came.
The scallops were delicious and the seafood club was also good.
Both of the ladies got the imperial crab and both said that it has been much better. They were disappointed.
We will definitely be back and perhaps the imperial crab will be up to par.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on April 2, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear this. We can assure you that this is certainly not the norm and we will look into this right away. We do hope you will come back again.

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vipDwanP
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was a good place to celebrate a birthday.

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BonitaH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice and friendly.
Food was delicious and hot.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We cannot wait to have you back! Thank you so much!

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SabraS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes EVER!! Outstanding service in the bar area!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We just love to hear this! Thank you so much!

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've tried many places for crab cakes but I keep coming back to Pappas! Their crab cakes are simply delicious. Lots of lump crab, no filler, seasoned to perfection. A comfortable atmosphere and a staff that's second to none. A wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good. Service not the best. Could tell restaurant was overwhelmed. Appetizer came out after our main course. Had to ask about it cause they forgot.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and we will work to amend this as soon as possible. We do hope you will come back soon!

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JOHNZ
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes were excellent and our server Terry was awesome. Great time with friends.

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb crab cakes! Excellent service. The interior has been remodeled and looks fantastic. This place will not disappoint!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate your kind words. Come back soon!

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vipDonaldZ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter provided excellent service and the food was delicious!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

We know that Walter will just love to hear this. Thank you so much!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in town!! Crab cakes blow Mo’s out of the water!!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much, Brian!

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TamikaG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

So lets just say disappointed. I was excited to come back to this "once upon a time great restaurant. So we drove to Baltimore and made day of it. So we arrive and sit at the bar to wait for our table to be ready. Once seated our waiter approached about 8 mins later. Can we say "uninterested" and by that I mean the waiter. He was just not really in a good mood, it was as if he was being forced to wait on us. Couldn't tell you his name because I don't remember, even asking him. I don't know if he was new or what, but he was bothered and that bothered us. Now we placed our order and my partner (who had never been there) was about to enjoy the same food that I had enjoyed previously, so I order the mini crab cake appetizer and he ordered the steamed shrimp. His came out cold and I mine were hot. So that was disappointing. Then I ordered the scallops for my Entrée which were still raw. I refused to send it back because my waiter was less then enthusiastic to be there and to be frank I just didn't feel confident that I would get back something different. My friend got the Frutti Di Mare Fra Diavolo and a crab cake. His was ok. It was the service that was horrible. we had to stop a bus person to get water, find another person to get our check. The waiter was horrible. Instead of focusing on having "Oprah's Favorite Crab Cake" focus a bit more on Staffing.

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DuaneJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent. Was surprised that there was only one bathroom and the building was a bit dated. Food was o.k. and the price for was a bit high. Overall, the experience was o.k.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and we do hope you will come back to dine with us again soon. Have a great week

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PatrickC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing but the atmosphere is undesirable

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you kindly, Patrick! We hope to serve you again soon!

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paulak
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was perfect, as usual. the renovations were awesome. it was great to have some space between tables. good excellent, as usual. waiter very good. thanks again for a delicious luncheon. ed and paula kemp

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave your feedback! Come back soon!

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent the Glen Burnie Pappas. This was my 1st time at this location, just as awesome.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 12, 2021

We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

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JayO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was very nice. Food was excellent. Very little ambiance

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you kindly. Come back soon!

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DarrellK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going there for many years..always been good..just a few :not great " meals over a lot of years. Redecorating looks good. This was most likely the finest meal we have had there in years.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on March 12, 2021

We truly appreciate your kind words. Thank you so much for sharing!

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vipTrickyricky
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience - Walter was our server and provided an outstanding dining service!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for you rkind review!

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MaryannC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best crab cakes ever!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner was a success!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for sharing and we sure hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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TraceeT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Excellent food. Prices are not bad at all! My husband and I love Pappas!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you kindly, Tracee!!

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KarlB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas has been one of our favorite go to spots and they have never failed us yet

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Your kind review is truly appreciated, Karl!

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time was during Valentine's Day. Service was not to slow. Good background music and food. Will go again.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

We truly appreciate your lovely and kind review. Have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Service was slow....didn't know they had bread until after dinner...lady said it was upon request...but if we didn't know about it how are we gonna request it? Waited a long time for the food and tables were very wobbly. Food was great though. Doing take out only from now on....first and last time dining in.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and we will certainly use your suggestions going forward. We do hope to see you back with us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. We will return

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

We cant wait to see you back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Pappas. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is always romantic.

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

We love having you! Thank you so much!

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TheaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, excellent staff great atmosphere!!!!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you so much!

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TawandaE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was excellent. I recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but our server didn’t take our order for almost a half hour after we got there. No water, bread, or anything

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you so very much! Have a lovely week and come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the area!!!!

Pappas Restaurant - Parkville
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you!

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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 1528 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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