76 Ne Loop 410, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821629.520819 -98.493934
Mon-Thur:11am-10pm Fri - Sat:11am-11pm Sun:10am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast San Antonio
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen serves up the freshest seafood and the finest Louisiana-style specialties around, like Atlantic Salmon Yvette, Crawfish Etouffee, Crawfish & Shrimp Fondeaux and our Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Our menu offers a wide variety of fresh, flavorful fish, giant salads, delicious appetizers, and homemade, mouthwatering desserts. Make sure to check out our Chef Selections which highlight our Chefs’ latest seasonal creations using the freshest seafood and produce available from around the world.
Inspired by the flavors of the New Orleans French Quarter, with an energetic atmosphere and authentic flavors, our full bar offers premium cocktails, beer & wine as well as many signature specialty drinks.
Decent Food, Poor Service, Kinda Pricey – This was my first time to Pappadeaux and I was not totally impressed. The first time we tried to go there was a two hour wait and I was to hungry to wait. So I finally got the change to go back with my family. We were seated immediately this time but it took forever for the waitress, who looked a little nervous, to bring us drinks and utensils. We had to get up and go ask someone to give us utensils...not the kind of thing you'd expect at a restaurant with prices like this. We finally go to order and the menu selection was not to impressive either...maybe it's because I am not the biggest seafood lover. Anyways, I had the shrimp gumbo which tasted kinda beefy...go figure. My sister had the fondue and it was DELICIOUS. I also ordered the boudain...it was great. The kids had shrimp baskets with fries, nothing impressive. My mom had a huge plate of everything under the sea, or so it seemed but she couldnt eat because the restaurant was too cold. It didnt help that we were seated under a ceiling fan going faster than an airplanes propellers. My dad had a simple shrimp cocktail that he was good...but then again he isnt the pickiest eater. When we got the bill it was $126.00. I have been to places where we've spent that much and the food was much much better and was complimented by excellent service (i.e. Silos or Las Canarias).
My overall impression of the place was decent food but over priced and the service stinks.
Best Margaritas yet!!!!! – My husband and I visited from Louisiana and almost didn't eat here. We were a bit skeptical about a "cajun" restaurant in Texas especially being from the New Orleans area. But it was late and within walking distance of our hotel so lucky for us we tried it! Their "white lightning margarita" is the best I've had - a MUST TRY!! Food was delicious, service superb - couldn't ask for better. We ended up eating there EVERY night of our vacation and each night was as good as the next in ALL aspects. I wish we had one in Louisiana - I can't wait to go back!!
Worth the wait!! GREAT Seafood! – Although I live very close to Pappadeaux's I must say I have only been a total of 3 times. I do recall each time having enjoyed the food and the only thing that may have kept me away was the packed parking lot and anticipation of having to wait an hour or more for a table. I must say though, this last visit made it worth the wait. We waited 45 minutes for a table which is exactly what they estimated we would have to wait. So, if you are STARVING and ready to eat, I suggest you go through a "drive-through." We sat on the porch, talking, laughing, and enjoying our company. Before we knew it, our number was called. This restaurant has a great environment, family friendly, and clean. It is a place to go to really enjoy dinner. You are not going to go "in and out" at this place. You will go to enjoy your family, friends, a lazy Sunday, and the great food! I did not mind the wait. I found our waiter was friendly and attentive. The prices are consistent with the quality of their food but I would like to see a couple of $10-$12 dinners even if they are smaller portions. Their portions are big. Overall, I highly recommend this place for the quality of the food, the environment, and the service.
my home away from home – Okay, my opinion may be biased because I worked at Pappadeaux for almost 3 years! I absolutley loved working there and thought the food was delicious. I moved away from San Antonio in 2003 and have back twice since then and I never fail to drop on in to eat the fresh seafood. I can say the food is fresh and the desserts are homemade every morning because, like i said, i worked there and i saw the food prep first hand. I've read some of the reviews stating that the service was horrible and I cannot understand why. When i worked there, the employees and managers took great pride in our restaurant. Granted most of us were college kids just trying to get by, but we had fun during work and every now and then we would mess up but we're only human. You can't expect to go into a restaurant and have everything go perfect everytime. Nevertheless, if you've had problems in the past, try it one more time because this is the best seafood, ambiance, and service in San Antonio. If anyone from the restaurant reads this, and you worked there back in 02, 03, Miss you guys! Keep up the good work.
Decent restaurant, not the best – We tried this restaurant for lunch one day because whenever we drive by during dinner hours it is always completely packed. I won't say I was disappointed but the food was just ok. It took absolutely forever for the waiter to bring the check so I even went up to the bar to ask for change and they took forever as well. The portions are quite large so it is a good place to go if you are very hungry, but if you have to wait any time at all, it would not be worth it.
absolutely HORRIBLE service!! – Went last year with my wife and two children. We were told it was a 30 minute wait. We waited outside for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Once we entered, over half of the place was empty! The manager stated that they did not have enough waiters - we left.
A year later, we decided that maybe they had fixed their problems. We went tonight. They sat us promptly within 5 minutes. We placed our order which included an appetizer. After repeated questions as to the status of our order, the manager finally admitted that they were having problems - 45 minutes after we had ordered! Again, we left.
This time though - NEVER TO RETURN!
It is a shame though, because in the past, their food was excellent. But sadly, their complete lack of service has ruined it for us.
Best Seafood, even though it is a chain restaurant – Very Good Food, Very Good Service. There are few chain restaurants you can say that about and this is one.
Horrible Service – The waiters are rude, slow and not very sociable. I had a very bad experience with this restaurant and I thought it would be a nice place to take my family but I had to send the food back 3 times because the waiter kept confusing the order. After a 1 hour and 45 minute wait for food they decided to proudly bring us the check which I refused to pay being that I had so many problems. And to no surperise the manager was not in so I had to call the next business day. I spent over $200 and for "my inconvienence" was given 2 $15 gift cards.
Pappadeaux regular – A nice place for couples to go to dinner. Food not as good as in New York or San Francisco seafood restaurants but good nevertheless. I keep going back mostly because of the service (best in San Antonio) and the ambience which is quiet (dinner time) and somewaht secluded in an area that is very busy.
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