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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Maryland Native Go-To for Crab Cakes

We Marylanders know our crab cakes and these are at the top. Always fresh, delicious and with chunks of real crab meat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Houston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We Marylanders know our crab cakes and these are at the top. Always fresh, delicious and with chunks of real crab meat.

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Baltimore, MD
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139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went to Timbuktu for a business lunch with two other colleagues. We all got the crab cakes and we all were very happy we did. The flavor was great and the size was great as well. I don't live near the place so I don't visit much more than twice a year. The staff worked fast and the place... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

While most people rave about Timbuktu's crab cakes...and they are delicious...Timbuktu actually has a very diverse menu including many other seafood dishes, plus steaks, and pastas. We went there to celebrate our anniversary, and the service was excellent. I recommend making reservations. Our entire meal was wonderful with generous portions. The soups, sides, and desserts are great, too. Timbuktu is... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been to this restaurant before but I was greatly disappointed in the service. Since I suggested going everything was good until seating at the table. Waiter stated that they were at the wrong table, the actual waiter showed sweating really badly. Another female waiter cussing that she could be heard by several people.I wanted crabcakes with sides (nothing... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

A staple when I visit home! I go to Timbuktu for one reason....the crab cakes! The broiled crab cakes are the bomb! Nife, meaty crab cakes, all lump. The staff is always friendly, restaurant always clean and organized.

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Hanover, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I came to Timbuktu's to celebrate a friends birthday. If you have a large party, be prepared to wait a while. Average food. The restaurant seems to have gone down.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you just happen to be in the Baltimore/Washington Area, you owe to yourself to seek this restaurant out while your there. The food is awesomely-great, but the entree you've gotta' check out is their 'Lobster Stuffed with Maryland Blue Crab Meat'...the meal portion is HUGE! ...and worth every penny.

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Lewes, Delaware
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our last visit here was extremely poor to average (29 Jan 15). The food (Crab Cakes) was brilliant as always. The service was poor to say the very least. There were only three groups in the establishment, and they had put us back to back literally. When two tables made comment they were dispersed quick enough; but the farce continued.... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Had stufed flounder it was perfect ate in the bar area where it was a bit more festive the service was fantastic and the portions were more than enough for two people

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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Crab cakes great! Been to many Maryland Restaurants and these crab cakes are in my top three. Restaurant shabby! The condition of the restaurant is in need of renovation. Had a nasty smell. Usually just get them to go now.

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?