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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food at reasonable prices

I don't care for seafood, but my companions all raved about the crab cakes. Service was prompt and everything was tasty. Nice sandwiches, salads, and gyros. Our only complaint was that the French fries were a little soggy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tammy C
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Garner, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious seafood...especially the crab cakes which are very large without fillers! I always get two and take one home! I recommend broiled, however, there are other choices. Also, the oysters Rockefeller are perfection! Large dinner menu, good wine selection and prices are reasonable. Anyone traveling on Interstate 95 looking for a delicious meal...set that GPS! Reservations are not required.... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I don't care for seafood, but my companions all raved about the crab cakes. Service was prompt and everything was tasty. Nice sandwiches, salads, and gyros. Our only complaint was that the French fries were a little soggy.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I took a friend to this restaurant to eat crab cakes. I was so disappointed. He ordered two crab cakes and I ordered the lobster tail stuffed with crab imperial. The food seemed overcooked to me. The lobster was so hard and chewy. I spent about $115.00 and felt the only thing I enjoyed was the glass of red sangria.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to Timbuktu twice in 15 years. The second time, today, to attend a friend's event. I am Marylander, which means I'm especially picky about crab cakes. Timbuktu's crab cakes are big, but as for taste, they do not excite. Legal Seafood's are by far better and at a comparable price for two smaller ones. The supposed rice pilaf... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We are born and raised in Maryland, this restaurant has the very best crab cakes. We have had crab cakes in many local restaurants, and none compare to Timbuktu.

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our hotel highly recommended we go here for crab cakes. They were right. The crab cakes were excellent. Also had an incredible Cesar Salad. Service was good. Expect a wait as this is a popular place. Well worth the wait.

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Hanover, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Crab cakes can't be beat. Friendly wait staff. Good location in Anne Arundel County, not far from the airport . You are served on white linen table cloths. Open continuously from lunch on.

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West Monroe
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146 reviews 146 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Invited by a friend to eat at Timbuktu. Told us that they had World Famous crab cakes. My lady friend tried them, and now swears about the crab cakes, She had a single serving. The serving was very large. I had scallops. I think they were the largest I have every tasted. The restaurant is not a fancy, but I'm... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went with 6 adults and our 16 month old. Perfect for families. Crab cakes are HUGE and delicious. I got the salmon filled with crab. The crab was AMAZING, but salmon was VERY dry. Salmon is my favorite fish and was so excited to eat it, was so disappointed. Waitress was very nice about my daughter, but uncomfortable how she... More 

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Atlantic, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Whenever I mention my love of G&M I'm told by the locals I must try Timbuktu. G&Ms is good company to keep and this place is just as yummy. Fantastic crabcakes with no filller and attentive service. Location and parking also good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: 410-796-0733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?