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Timbuktu Restaurant

1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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Ranked #9 of 100 restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Springfield, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

First off, let me say that we have been eating at Timbuktu for years. The crab cakes have been wonderful, some of the best in Maryland, and we've introduced many friends to them at Timbuktu. After years of crab cakes worth driving a good distance for, we have decided it's no longer worth the time or gas money to go... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Where should I start. The crabcakes are my favorite. I tried a broiled seafood combination that was incredible. I had a very nice martini. That was nice. Impressed by the bar staff. The wait staff made sure u were taken care of. Nice and friendly. Be careful on event days . This spot will surely be crowded. Worth the wait.

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Lakeland, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Being a big fan of crab cakes and cream of crab soup, I was told that Timbuktu was a MUST VISIT while in the Hanover area because of their all lump meat crab with very little filling, I loved it and the portions are huge, my colleague had a Seafood Diavolo pasta and also enjoyed it very much. Here comes... More

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Purcellville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The crab cakes are not the same. The quality of the food and service has deteriorated over the years. But of course the prices have give up Think twice before going:-(

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Columbia, MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I have visited Timbuktu Restaurant several times over the past few years, and the food and service here is always top shelf. Tonight I ordered the Prime Rib with two sides, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. The meat was served as I requested, medium, and was moist and utterly delicious. The sides were equally tasty. My wife ordered... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The first thing you notice upon entering the dining room is a less than pleasant smell. The service was slow and poor. Once the food was delivered we didn't see the waitress til she dropped off the check. The appetizer sampler tasted like the crab balls, the scallops and the shrimp had been cooked earlier then warmed up on the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went on a Tuesday evening and had the crab cake with steak dinner. Good took a while to come out, but it was all delicious save for my Sam Adams Boston Lager I ordered which was already 4 months past the expiration date. Their beer selection was typical Maryland (aka disappointing) with nothing but AB products as well as a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were staying at a hotel nearby and wanted the authentic Maryland crab cake experience. After perusing various guides and ads, we chose this because of the great reviews. We got to the restaurant, which had a large ugly yard sign near the road, and the building itself looked like a large nightclub/warehouse on the outside. It had several exterior... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We ate at Timbuktu following a graduation ceremony for our daughter. It was a part of 12 including three children under the age of three. As might be expected, the kids were high maintenance which concerned us. The wait staff, however, said, "Don't worry! We deal with this all the time," and did everything they could to keep the children... More

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annapolis, md
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191 reviews 191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After 10 years of living in Maryland, we decided to try this place. I had to wait for passengers to arrive at BWI, and wanted something local instead of the sea of chains in that area, so Timbuktu was the choice. Let's just say that there has been no effort in updating its decor for decades. I felt like I... More

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