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Timbuktu Restaurant

1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We drove over two hours because we heard they had the best crab cakes in the area. The crab cakes are ok but the other selections were underseasoned and overcooked. Although there is a mandatory 18% tip for parties of six, the service was terrible. High prices and small portions. Ordered the bread pudding to go and threw it out... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Crab cakes, seafood platters, drinks, and service are all excellent. Despite many dining areas, arrive early as lines form later.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun place to go if you like seafood. We went around 4pm since they get very crowded. They have giant handmade onion rings with a spicy dipping sauce. I had the broiled seafood platter since I could choose just one (crab cake, stuffed oyster, jumbo shrimp, scallops and two side dishes). I couldn't eat half of all... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Monday Whole Lobsters! That is the must have for a trip to BWI area. Great Crab Cakes! Awesome value!

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geneva ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to Timbuktu for the first time and LOVED the meals...Crab Cakes and Seafood Diablo were both super exceptional. It was great to have fresh broccoli served as a vegetable side and the coleslaw was good also. It was so great that we brought friends two nights later and had several disappointments. The service ws slow, we did nto... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were told this place had the best crab cakes. But we really have had better. The crab cakes were good but not special. The steamed side dishes were too done and too much garlic. The restaurant is large and old, a little musty. It looks like a good place to have events such as banquets. The location is near... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Timbuktu was always the best place to go in Maryland for large, broiled crab cakes, which are their specialty. To our surprise, the crab cakes were no longer 100% crab meat. Filler is now added. This was truly disappointing as well as the service from our waitress. It took 30... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Many people in the area give this place a big thumbs up so we decided to try it on our last night in the area. The serving sizes are good - you will not go away hungry. I had the Prime Rib and it was o.k., but not much flavor, and the horseradish was stale and I could tell it... More

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Hollywood, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

they are famous for their crab cakes. a carryout counter is available if you prefer to order take out. they offer a bar area with a lounge for faster dining as well. Full restaurant with sit down dining is also available.

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Springfield, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First off, let me say that we have been eating at Timbuktu for years. The crab cakes have been wonderful, some of the best in Maryland, and we've introduced many friends to them at Timbuktu. After years of crab cakes worth driving a good distance for, we have decided it's no longer worth the time or gas money to go... More

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