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“Pricy but great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Timbuktu Restaurant

Timbuktu Restaurant
1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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Ranked #9 of 103 Restaurants in Hanover
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Joppa, Maryland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pricy but great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Enjoyed the atmosphere and broiled seafood platter with crab cakes. Mark the waiter was professional throughout the night.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great food, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

service was great, our waitress Lisa was tremendous, recommending all the right things. Crab cakes!!!! Crab Cakes!!!!!! one of the best crab cakes i've had. HUGE size too.

Visited December 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Have been going here for a couple years. So far only for lunch and for their great Crabcakes.
We order the sandwich with no bread. Prices are reasonable for the area; and, it has a reputation for at least 50 miles around. A place for good, honest Baltimore,
Chesapeake food (Crabcakes). The first time we went my wife was concerned since it was busy but, we saw lots of men going inside. We thought that maybe there was something other than food here.
Turns out that it is a popular eating spot for the area. It's near BWI Airport and Fort Meade.
It is located near the intersection of I-95 and Md 100, go east on MD 100, then exit to go to Dorsey Road (which is parallel to Rt 100) and continue east. They also have worthwhile nightly specials. Be prepared for a relaxed but bustling atmosphere. Remember that in this area all the Crabcake places have the world's BEST, Timbuktu Restaurant is a front runner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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383 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“The Worst Crab Cakes.... EVER”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The wait alone is bananas and because of their recommendation and reputation we endured a wait of a Friday night.. The crab cakes were huge and full of fillers, lite on lump crab.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Waldorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Out of place & Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We've been going here for over 15 yrs! The crabcakes are unbelieveble! All their seafood is very good and their specials rock! The bar has generous pours and resonable prices. Sometimes there is await, but it s worth it. They bake thier own bread & deserts.Not anything like you would expect in this neighborhood and this close (7 min.) to BWI. When traveling into BWI, I'm "under orders" to not come home without crabcakes! My daugther from the west coast times her flights for meals here.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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