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Timbuktu Restaurant

1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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Ranked #7 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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The nice thing of my job is that I travel with locals. This is how I came to Timbuktu and had lunch. I ate the best crab cake in my life her. Check it out when you are in the Baltimore area

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I heard this was one of the best places in the area for Crab cakes, so finally decided to give it a try. We went on a Saturday night, early, at about 5 PM. This was good because within a hour there was a wait. So, if you are like us and not on a schedule, if you arrive prior... More

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Norfolk Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found this restaurant as we were driving around to find a nice place for dinner. The food here is fabulous and the waiter that we had was spectacular I wish I wrote his name down. I would call him out by name and tell you to ask for him. The portions were fanominal they gave us such large portions... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This has to be one of the worst restaurants at which I have eaten. The overall odor in the restaurant of dirty dishwater and old fish is more than off-putting. I have dined here on more than one occasion and every time it has been the same. All of the food looks the same and pretty much tastes the same.... More

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Littleton, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

when you walk in you feel you are in a different time. along the walls there are caravans, camels, palm trees and sand. I kept looking for Rick and expecting Sam to play it again. the food is good the clam chowder and cream of crab were yummy! we had the rainbow trout from the lunch specials and it was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A group of 11 got together for dinner. Due to our party being over 6 a tip of 18% automatically was added to our bill. Our waitress, Nina, was terrible. We sat down, had to wait to even give our drink order. Ok she got that right. Then the bread. Well we didn't see her again until our dinner came.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband is a native to this area... For years he had been telling me that we needed to go visit this place! On date night he decides he would take me here to try these crabcakes! He instructed me... ORDER THE BROILED crab cakes.. O.k...o.k. so I do.. I'm a foodie some I'm particular..The calamari was o.k.... service was... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went there with a coworker on recommendation from our hotel nearby. We arrived and were seated promptly. Once seated it took forever to get water and even longer before our waiter came over and took our drink order. We ordered a crab cake to share as an appetizer. The crab cake tasted wonderful. Just enough filler to hold the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Heard it had the best crab cakes award so we tried it instead of G&M Restaurant 15 minutes away. The cakes were nowhere near as good as G&M so we will drive the extra distance next time

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Greenville, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The crab cake is about the size of a softball and is one of the best I've ever had. Very busy for lunch. The decor is a little dated.

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