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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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Best crab cakes ever!

Delicious food, great service. The decor is average and that is the reason for the very good instead of excellent. This restaurant was recommended by my taxi driver as the place for crab cakes..... and he was right!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
wayway52
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Ripon, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went into the restaurant as it was closed to the office I was visiting for lunch. The hostess offered me seating and quite quickly a waitress showed up and took my order. I also quickly received my drink, however, that was the last I saw of my serve for 40 minutes or so. I finally got up and asked... More 

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Ripon, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Delicious food, great service. The decor is average and that is the reason for the very good instead of excellent. This restaurant was recommended by my taxi driver as the place for crab cakes..... and he was right!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

nice little restaurant, hard to find the front door. but once in you get the restaurant you are greeted quickly and seated fast. waitress took real good care of us came to table with bread and took our drink and appetizer order, then came with drinks, and took our dinner order. brought our appetizers and we sat back and enjoyed... More 

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

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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96 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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17 reviews 17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 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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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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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?