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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
ALWAYS A WINNER!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Gregga62
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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 NEW 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Timbuktu's has 1 of biggest Crab Cakes I have ever seen, naturally this first impression might turn you off at first, until You sink your teeth into one Delicious Jumbo Lump CrabMeat Cake with surprisingly litte filler. One of My very favorite places for Crab Cakes.. Highly Recommended..

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Wildwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent as always. Always fresh seafood never over cooked great staff. Clean and neat a great place for a group event as well

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Bloomington, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was recently on a business trip to Jessup Maryland. I was lobster and crab cakes. Monday nights at Timbuktu is Lobster night. I had a 8 oz crab cake and 1.5 lbs lobster for $35. They were both excellent. As a mid-western it would have been nice to have some sriracha sauce for the crab cake, but I guess... More 

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Taipei
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Even though there is a bit of driving from downtown, it sure is worth the drive. When we approach the parking lot, I was not too sure since it looks like a touristy place. But the service is great and fast, and the food sure is great! I am utterly impressed! I had horrible crab cake before, but their crab... 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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?