We chose Pappadeaux's for dinner because it was conveniently located near our hotel. We had dined at a Pappadeaux's in Albuquerque which was not bad. Almost immediately after being seated, we were served French bread and butter. Our server was quite good, and very helpful when queried about various items on the menu. I was particularly pleased to find soft-shelled crabs were available and fresh. We shared a small Pappas Greek salad, and it was delicious. My order of 2 soft-shelled crabs actually included 3 crabs because they were a bit smaller then they usually are. This was a very generous portion, however. Instead of dirty rice as the side, I ordered grits with andouille sausage. Very good choice, and not something I had ever tasted before. My husband really enjoyed his bowl of "Andy and seafood" gumbo. He shared one of the oysters from the gumbo and I gave him a portion of the grits.
Prices are a bit high, but the meal was well worth it.
The restaurant is very noisy, but the interior is also quite large so many patrons were seated. One should not go to Pappadeax's expecting a quiet meal. We asked our server whether the patrons were mostly local, and he said they are from all over the surrounding areas. People do not usually drive from Houston, since Pappadeax's is located there, too.