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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
Odenton, Maryland
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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DC Metro Area
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was my 4th time here and my husband's first time, ever. It's located minutes from Arundel Mills, so we came here as a treat -- and to compare it to another seafood restaurant we'd recently patronized. The server started out very attentative when we were initially seated. But after we asked for 'a minute' to look over the meal,... More 

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Maryland Line, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I guess I am a visual eater. The table next to me ordered the onion rings. All I came in for was the crab cake dinner. So after eating the great onion rings. My aunt who was visiting she had her first Maryland crab cake. Quote from her "I can't finish". What a big nice crab cake. Good services and... More 

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White Marsh, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have some of the best crab cakes around. I like the flounder and well, a bit pricey but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Laurel, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We probably eat at Timbuktu a half dozen times per year and it's always a pleasant experience. My wife's parents were in town recently.We always take them there for the crab cakes. They were not disappointed. The food was great and plentiful. You can't finish it. Our waitress was just great too. Can't say enough !

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Honolulu, Hawaii
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Timbuktu iis always a must stop whenever I'm in the D.C. area. The drive towards Baltimore is always rewarded by a great dinner with friends, many of whom the visit is a first-time experience. The steaks are great, as is the service,but the real attraction are those huge crab cakes that are fresh, seasoned perfectly and filled with succulent... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It seems this restaurant is trying to make an impression with lots of fancy mirrors, tablecloths, and cloth napkins; however, maybe they're just trying to distract you from the reality: The food is overpriced. The service was slow. The carpet in the dining room was dirty. The silverware on the table was dirty. The tables are too close together. The... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

From the outside, there is literally no reason to believe this place had arguably the best crab cakes I've ever had much less any seafood offering. But.....once you're inside you will enjoy the great crab cakes and awesome cream of crab soup! Yes, you heard me right! Cream of Crab Soup!! You need to go during off peak periods otherwise... 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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