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All 102 Hanover Restaurants

Timbuktu Restaurant

1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
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Ranked #9 of 102 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The service was prompt and pleasant. The staff are friendly, and very professional. The crab cakes definitely satisfy and one is plenty. We all had them and everyone was pleased with their meal. Nice selection of wine also. This is my third trip here and always a pleasure. The prices are very reasonable as well. Atmosphere is lacking but if... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

By far one of the best meals I've had. Ordered crabcake (single) and it was huge and delicious. 2 sides and plenty of food arrived (18.99)!! Maryland crab soup was hearty and filled with crab. My spouse had pork chops and all 3 arrived to his delight!!! It did not even need condiments added. One very filling meal. He had... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Overall? Highly recommended!! Went to a retirement dinner last night in the basement party room. Nice large space, bar, they even put in a TV so everyone could keep an eye on the Ravens. I've never had MORE food at a retirement party before (or any large luncheon, dinner, including weddings). Food was fantastic (super large steaks or 2 super... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We came here on Friday night and it was early 5:30pm so it wasn't too busy yet. Our server Kathleen was very friendly and helpful. The decor was outdated, but who cares, you are here for the seafood! I ordered pearls of the sea, a combo of broiled petite lobster tail, shrimp, scallops and their famous crab cakes which are... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The hype and the reality match. Crab cakes are almost all blue crab meat with very little filler. Tasty. Sweet. Fresh. Went there for lunch and service was fast, friendly, and efficient. Prices are up there, but you get what you pay for. Only criticism is that the beer list is short and uninteresting. Go for the crab cakes. Order... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Crab cake not as good as many claim. Had a fair amount of filler and tasted more like imported crab than local Chesapeake Bay crab. Cole slaw was moist and tasty. Potato salad was very dry.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

When we visit Maryland every year this restaurant is on my family's to do list. The food is fresh and the Crab Cakes are out of this world. It doesn't look like your typical seafood restaurant however the food is outstanding. The people are nice and the service is good. Haven't had a bad plate yet....

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Odenton, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Up until several years ago, my husband and I would visit Timbuktu 2-3 times a month. Then there was a major personnel change and both the food and the service went downhill. I do not know if there is new ownership or the decline in business forced an evaluation of the businesses practices, however, our dining experience yesterday was the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've had crab cakes in lots of places and have never had better than Timbuktu. Scallops were the best I have had anywhere in this country. Great place to eat and a good value for the money.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The nightly specials are really good deals, but the food is just okay. It's not bad though. The restaurant itself can sometimes smell a bit musty like an old building. The staff is generally great and very knowledgeable about the menu. If your server tells you not to order something - don't do it! They know what is good and... More 

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Additional Information about Timbuktu Restaurant

Address: 1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
Phone Number: 410-796-0733
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American

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