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“Looking for good crab cakes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Timbuktu Restaurant

Timbuktu Restaurant
1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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Ranked #8 of 103 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Looking for good crab cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at Timbucktu on a Sunday evening. I ordered the single crab cake dinner and it was more than enough food. The crab cakes were Hugh and delish. The onion rings we had as an appetizer were humongous.. Two much for even two to share.. Whew! They were good too and the service was excellent. Surprisingly we walked right in.. No wait..

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Unsuspecting from the road, but the parking lot was packed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

1st timer, but took a recommendation from some colleagues. Our business dinner group was 7. We were seated quickly, décor is middle eastern but crab cakes and lobster were on special... our table was quick to order porterhouse steak, mixed seafood platters ( with crab cakes), snapper with crab, chicken parm... all meals came with salad and choices of sides... most of the meals were under $30/ plate.. Cheese cake and bread pudding was bountiful and delicious! Definitely a return visit is in store. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient...glad to see good food not reduced to chain restaurant minimalism...great portions!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York,NY
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Over the top great service and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you eat here ask for Beth. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and just great! Crab cake was awesome as well as a chocolate cake with caramel inside. DELICIOUS. If in the area eat at this place. Awesome experience. Thanks Beth!

Visited September 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“FIRST RATE CRAB CAKES - CARRYOUT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

For carryout, the crab cakes were delicious. They were large, moist and full of lump crab meat. Just perfect. We split the platter (two crab cakes and two sides). It was pricey at $27.99 but for two who were in the mood for good crab cakes, it was more than satisfying. By the way, their cole slaw is highly recommended. A trip to Timbuktu is one that will bring a smile to your face as you remember your first and last bite of that crab cake.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Republic, MD
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Maryland's Best Crab Cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Timbuktu is very close to Arudnel Mills Mall, Live Casino, and BWI Airport, so if your in the area, you must stop. I drive 60 miles to eat here, here is that good. The crabs cakes are excellent, completely full of crab, hardy any filler, this makes them pricey, but on the first bit you forget all about the cost. Their crab imperial is just as good, and your going to go home with leftovers because they give you that much. The service is always great, and if there is a line try the bar area, same food and no wait.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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