When you step into a Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen restaurant, you are experiencing a higher end dining experience that originated in 1897 when H.D. Pappas immigrated to America from Greece. H.D. opened lots of restaurants in various states and cities across the country and eventually his sons Pete, and Jim took over. The first restaurant they established together was The Dot Coffee Shop in Houston which opened in 1967. Over time, Jim’s sons, Chris, Harris, and Greg joined the family business. After Jim’s death in 1982, the three sons set out to expand the business. One of the many restaurants that derived from that was Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. The Pappas brothers are the product of almost 125 years in the family restaurant business.
General Restaurant Information
Food Type: Seafood
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
U.S. Locations: 38
States: 8 states, Pappadeaux Locations
Company Slogan: No resources found
Questions: Contact Information
Phone number: 877-277-2748
Email: Contact Form Only
Blog: No resources found
FAQ Page: Frequently Asked Questions
Who Owns Pappadeaux? Pappas Restaurants
Headquartered: Houston, Texas
Email/contact page: Pappas Contact Page
Phone: (713) 869-0151
Address: 13939 NW Freeway Houston, TX 77040-5115
Do They Franchise? No
What Is It Like To Work At Pappadeaux?
3.9/5 or 78%; 519 Reviews (indeed.com)
3.4/5, or 68%; 381 Reviews (glassdoor.com)
What to expect when working at Pappadeaux (job-applications.com)
The History of Pappadeaux
Original Location: 6000 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX
Founded: October 1986
Founded By: Chris & Harris Pappas
The Pappas Brothers (uh.edu)
A new generation takes the reins at Pappas Restaurants (houstonchronicle.com)
Chris & Harris Pappas (thenationalherald.com)
Founder Obituary: Still Living
Name Origin: Taken from the Pappas family
History Page: Company History Page
Celebrating 30 years: What you didn’t know (mysanantonio.com)
Every Family Has A Story (pappas.com)
Green | Eco-Friendly: No resources found
Animal Cruelty: No resources found
Discounts At Pappadeaux
Rewards Program: Reward Program
Do Kids Eat Free at Pappadeaux?
Summary: Currently, Pappadeaux does not offer any kids eat free promotions or discounts.
Does Pappadeaux Offer Military Discounts?
Summary: The restaurant does not offer any military or Veteran promotions or discounts.
What Does Pappadeaux offer for My Birthday!?
Does Pappadeaux Offer First Responder Discounts?
Summary: The chain does not offer any first responder promotions or discounts.
Does Pappadeaux Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?
Summary: Currently, the restaurant does not offer any senior citizen promotions or discounts.
Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits?
Summary: When you sign-up for their e-mail club it states “be the first to know about fresh and festive men items, exclusive offers and other flavorful news”.
Order Online: No
WiFi Available: Yes
Use Apple Pay: No
Catering: Catering Information
Open 24 Hours: No
Yelp: 3.9/5 or 78%, 5,830 reviews sampled
Tripadvisor: 4.5/5 or 90%, 7,004 reviews sampled
Overall Average: 4.23/5 or 85%, 12,834 reviews sampled
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Food & Nutrition
Menu: Pappadeaux Menu
Kids Menu: They do not offer a kids menu
Secret Menu: No resources found
Most Popular Menu Item: No resources found
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
Does Pappadeaux Serve Alcohol: Yes
Nutritional Information: Pappadeaux does not offer nutritional information on their site
Vegetarian | Vegan Options: No vegetarian or vegan resources were found.
Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO: No clean eating resources were found.
Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources: No resources were found
Allergen Information: Pappadeaux does not offer nutritional information on their site
Gluten Free Options: No gluten-free resources were found.
Dairy Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)
Peanut Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)
Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)
Does Pappadeaux Have Any Secret Recipes?
Pappadeaux Recipes (yummly.com)
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Recipes (allrestaurantrecipes.com)
Grilled Snapper (copykat.com)
Crawfish Etouffee (bigoven.com)
Cheesy Seafood Fondue (southernkitchen.com)
Dirty Rice (keyingredient.com)
Did You Know?
Other restaurants in their family include Pappasito’s Cantina, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappas Burger, Pappas Seafood House, Pappas Bar-B-Q, Yia Yia Marys, and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse.
There are currently around 80 restaurants that belong to the Pappas family.
The brothers, Chris and Harris, running Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen as well as the other family restaurants serve as the executive team for the cafeteria chain, Luby’s as well.
The Pappas brothers were three rather than two. Greg died in a car accident in Houston in 1995 which was a blow to the family but also to the leadership team.
The company is focused on building and developing higher-end restaurants where they focus more on the quality and craftsmanship versus the number of locations across the country.
Fast facts about Pappas (chron.com)
Celebrating 30 years: What you didn’t know about Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (mysanantonio.com)
Beer pairings: Pappas Restaurants (nrn.com)
Pappadeaux & Related Items on Amazon
Followers (as of September 2018) –
Pappadeaux Mobile Apps
Currently, there are no mobile apps offered.
Better Options: Coming Soon
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is what fine dining in America is all about. Who doesn’t love a restaurant that has in a sense been in the family for over 100 years? They are doing something right and I’m sure will continue to do so in time. They aren’t kid friendly at all, but again not all restaurants should be. There are just places we want to be able to go as adults. It’s good that some restaurants cater to families and children, but it is also right that some cater to us. I wish they were more transparent with their menu so to help those who are interested in nutrition or allergy details.