Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is the largest concept in one of largest family-owned and operated restaurant companies in the usa. The papadeaux family of restaurants offers many different cuisines and traditions, but common to all is an obsession with quality food and superior service that’s reflected in every part of the Guest experience. Pappas is a respected leader in the competitive restaurant industry. The Pappas philosophy hasn’t changed much through the years. The drive still comes from a desire for excellence, a focus on innovation and attention to detail and quality in everything we do.
The nice and cozy, inviting atmosphere and family-focused attitude seen in every Pappas restaurant started well prior to the Pappas brothers opened their first restaurant in 1976. Everything began with their legendary grandfather, H.D. Pappas. He left Greece in 1897 and traveled to America to pursue his dreams. He brought with him a desire for quality and repair that had become the benchmark of his success because he opened restaurants throughout Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. It was this same dedication to quality and repair that H.D. passed as a result of his sons and grandsons. His sons, Pete and Jim, chose a different path than their father and entered the restaurant equipment and provide business. They opened Pappas Refrigeration in 1945. It wasn’t until 1976, when Jim’s sons, Chris and Harris, following inside their grandfather’s footsteps opened their first restaurant, bringing the family’s American dream full circle.
One of the things that make Pappas Restaurants different from other restaurant companies is that Pappas not only run our restaurants to give our loyal Guests day in and trip, we own and drive the trucks that provide the freshest meats and seafood to the restaurants every day. We employ the electricians who maintain the lights on as well as the kitchens humming. We even make our very own chairs for your dining-room floor!
We make, own and operate almost everything we need to ensure we still serve only the very best quality products in a comfortable environment that keeps Guests satisfied and returning time and time again. This kind of business organization is called “vertical integration,” and it allows us to ensure there’s never a holdup during this process so we provide the absolute best for your Guests.
Harris and Chris still lead the chain of Pappas restaurants with over 90 locations in seven states, throughout Texas, and with locations in New Mexico, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado. Situated in Houston, the still privately-owned and operated organization is a highly respected leader in the market nationwide.
Pappas Restaurants are recognized for outstanding food, exceptional service and an atmosphere where people go to be treated like Guests; to be entertained and to enjoy great food with the pappadeaux menu trademark of quality. With warm, pplzni atmospheres, big, open layouts and exciting themes to every concept, Pappas offers an array of cuisines, all served in generous portions by our experienced, attentive wait staff. The success continues to be built on the same principles that grandfather H.D. Pappas brought with him to the New World: a desire for quality food and repair, careful focus on detail, and a determination to treat every person that walks through the door as a welcome Guest.
Pappas offers something for anyone. Guests can enjoy Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for fresh seafood and Louisiana-style favorites; Pappasito’s Cantina for legendary Tex-Mex; Pappas Bar-B-Q for the best slow-smoked, pit barbeque around; Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for prime, dry-aged steaks inside an exquisite, fine dining environment; Pappas Burger for any mouthwatering, Texas-sized, prime beef burgers; Yia Yia Mary’s Greek Kitchen for unique, flavorful cuisine from the Mediterranean; Pappas Seafood House for your freshest Gulf Coast seafood around; and Dot Cafe for comfort food 24 hours a day.