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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, good food and pleasant waitress!

Never have any issues getting seated and service. Food is excellent (try their broiled crabcakes!). Waitress was extremely helpful regarding my food allergies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Neill H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never have any issues getting seated and service. Food is excellent (try their broiled crabcakes!). Waitress was extremely helpful regarding my food allergies.

1 Thank Neill H
Sunbright, TN, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the broiled crabcakes and the parking is ample/plenty. My favorite is G&M's which was at one time owned by the same people but they have no parking and they should have thought it through to expand since it is always beyond crowded there.

1 Thank Valarie S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ordered the sampler plate for 6 people, even though there were only 4 of us. We also ordered a large salad. Everything tasted fantastic. the only complaint I had was the slow service. but they were so busy the line was outside, so we were just happy to enjoy our dinner. I just think they should hire more servers.

Thank Lisa H
Cypress, Texas
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219 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very pricey. I ordered the one crab cake platter for $21.99 and it came with a salad and a side. The crab cakes are a half pound each so they're huge. The two crab cake platter is $34.99 so they aren't cheap. The quality is there though, giant cakes with lump crab. So with it being such... More 

1 Thank Chuck L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is my second time at this restaurant and the crabcakes are worth the ride. There was a christmas party going on and the people this night were kind of loud but this place has amazing food.

Thank Piscesbaby82
Pasadena, Maryland
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We stopped for lunch and, unfortunately, it was the week before Christmas so it was crowded but we got there well before the big crowd. It took 10 minutes to get our drinks and then another 5 minutes before our waitress asked if we wanted an appetizer. Sensing that this was going to be a long service and we only... More 

Thank Linda C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

What a delicious place to eat at. Our team at work was treated to lunch the other day here at Timbuktu. The name threw me off only because the only time I ever heard it used was when I was a kid and my father would say something about "from here to Timbuktu". Anyhow, we got there and I was... More 

Thank Elijah M
Evans, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have heard many good things about Timbuktu over the years so while in town on business my wife and I tried it out. I ordered the prime rib, it was good but even at a hefty 22oz, but I thought the price was a little steep. Additionally, my wife's Greek salad was not very impressive. The service was very... More 

Thank Michael D
Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Another la dark restuarant living on reputation from days gone by and going cheap on what they serve. Crab cakes got an extra 20% filler. Pre cooked in mass and served luke warm to turn tables quickly. Do yourself a favor and book a table at G&M up the road. There is a reason you don't need a reservation at... More 

1 Thank MrBenny303
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The reason I say this is because they use the exact same crab cake. In town for business and didn't feel like going to G & M again, so I drove 5 miles from the HGI@ BWI to get here. A full 1/2 pound a bliss. I don't know how they hold it together because it's all crab meat. Whoever... 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 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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?