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“Not Bad, Not Great Either” 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
Washington DC USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not Bad, Not Great Either”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was my first visit. The service was definitely not up to my standards. You basically have to wave down a person for anything after you order and get your food. Whether it is water, condiments or whatever. I still tipped them decently because I think they are just very busy. Although our person did not have much personality. No friendliness or small talk. The food was out in good time and hot. I got the fried trio. Scallops were great (two), shrimp were butterflyed and a bit dry/overcooked, I got the crabcake broiled. It was very good but no the greatest I have ever had. It was very moist, had lump crabmeat, but did not have a real strong crab flavor-somewhat bland. I am not sure what they use for filler, it is not exactly bready, but I think it make it a bit bland. Others in my party got the lobster special and that seemed like a great deal. I think they fall between Average and Very Good. I will give them another try.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Crab cakes are worth the trip !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopped by for dinner after a tournament with my granddaughter and was good!

Of course fried foods are better then broiled but the crab cakes are the best We have ever had and We have had quite a few over the years! Large size and very little filler!

Don't bother ordering anything else!

Will go again when I'm in the area.

Seats quite a few people and parking lot was full.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great Crabcakes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Place is an area landmark and has great crab cakes. It is a little pricey, crowded, and the decor is old.

Visited February 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“I LOVED THESE CRABCAKES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

When I 1st started visting Timbuktu's I stumbled upon this restaurant from a hotel's suggestion. the food was great.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It was a great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went with a group of fellow cruisers the night before we were to ship out. This restaurant was wonderful. The staff was good, and the food was good.

Visited January 2014
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