The Bottom Line
About six years later, two of us shared two appetizers, a soup, a salad, two entrees and two desserts. That was way too much food, and we took some home. Excluding beverages, tax and tip the total came to about $40 per person. Still reasonable.
- Fresh lobster and seafood without an attitude
- Central location, good for west-siders
- A chain restaurant, but there's only one in AZ
- Noisy atmosphere
- Pappadeaux is a cajun-influenced restaurant.
- Portions are large, and take home containers are common.
- They do some cracking before they serve lobster, so it isn't quite so difficult to get at the meat.
- The rice & veggies were good, but when we eat lobster those are pretty much a waste of table space!
- Pappadeaux has a courtyard and fountain, with a bandstand outside. Outdoor seating is available.
- The interior decor is dark and modern, with an emphasis on fun. There's a large bar area.
- Service was attentive and pleasant. There were many servers on duty; Pappadeaux seemed well-staffed.
- Lobsters range in size from about 1 lb to about 3-1/2 lbs.
- Bring the kids!
- Pappadeaux is located in Phoenix just off the Black Canyon Highway (I-17) near Peoria. Open 7 days, lunch and dinner.
Guide Review - Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the juicy and very flavorful lobsters. Definitely a thumbs up. For dessert the four of us shared a creme brulee, probably the best I have had in the valley so far, and a wonderful bread pudding.
Update: When this review was originally written in 2002, Pappadeaux offered an all you can eat lobster meal for about $30. People who are lined up at the door to get in, and th waits were very long. They no longer offer that special.
On a subsequent visit in 2008, we found the food equally enjoyable. The Alligator appetizer ($8) was moist, tender, and not overly breaded. Greek Salad ($9) isn't traditional, but nicely prepared tableside. The Crabmeat and Spinach Dip ($12) will not be my choice on the next visit, but both the Shrimp Etouffee ($19) and the Stuffed Shrimp ($15) are recommended. We didn't enjoy the Bread Pudding ($3) as much as at the first visit, but things change. The Chocolate Turtle Brownie ($7) wasn't really a brownie, but it was good!
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.(2002, 06/08)