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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    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... Good Service ...Bland Atmosphere

Went here with some friends at the recommendation of our hotel staff. The decor is very dated and there's a strange air about the place, however the hosts as well as our wait staff was top notch. Our party of four each enjoyed our meals - rib-eye steak (cooked to perfection), lamb chops and rack... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Lulu718
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was going to check out Legal Seafood because it was recommended but was told about this place by a local. I was not disappointed, the food was delicious, we made reservations as we were told, got there early and had a feast. They were very reasonably priced and the crab cakes they sell are a meal all by themsrlves, so... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here with some friends at the recommendation of our hotel staff. The decor is very dated and there's a strange air about the place, however the hosts as well as our wait staff was top notch. Our party of four each enjoyed our meals - rib-eye steak (cooked to perfection), lamb chops and rack of ribs. Even the steamed... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went there with my family to celebrate my wife's birthday. Going to get the usual good service and food but ended up with a waitress with a very bad attitude instead. Not sure why she was having a bad night, but her actions and behavior made it clear to us that she was upset or mad about something. She was... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The ONLY reason I am not giving this place a TERRIBLE Rating is that the Crab cakes were exceptional. Made rez for party of five. Went there based on the reviews HERE. Thanks, for the let-down, folks! Newbies, I am here to save you money and utter disappointment (anger from, your guest(s). The physical plant itself reminds me of dining... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Average - Seafood platter was nothing to write home about. Crab cake was a little under cooked and the rest of the was pretty plain/ bland in flavor. Service was good.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One nice big baked crab cake was a hearty meal along with the sides. The sauces that came with it complemented the dish. It was worth getting an Uber to take me there and pick me up while working in the area. I would have liked to have a nice salad vs. the sides that came with the crabcake -... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Never heard of this place and without having been there had the perception it was "out in Timbuktu"! It's in a non-descript location and exterior! However, once we entered the restaurant and warmly welcomed our perception began to change! This restaurant has many large dining areas but still able to impart a cozy ambiance. Our server, Kathlyn, from the start,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have been going to this place off and on for over 25 years. The interior of the place could use some updating but the food is usually good. They are known for the crab cakes. There are usually events and office parties there during lunch time which should speak to their popularity and food quality. I say give them... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Timbuktu is always a winner! The portions are large and the prices are right. They have great combination platters and desserts. Try the cream of crab soup as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our party of 5 on went on a Monday night and the restaurant was pretty busy. Monday night has lobster special - 2 lobsters for $27.99 plus 2 sides. Lobsters were fairly large and good. Calamari appetizer and crab dip appetizer were very good. Crabcakes were huge and tasty. Perhaps a little more filler than I remember from a couple... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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