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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Forked River, New Jersey
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the hours d'oeuvres sampler that came with 4 rather large mini crab cakes, 4 large grilled shrimp, 4 medium scallops, a 3 bone rack of baby back ribs and a few sirloin tips. Also had feta cheese, tomatoes, peppers and olives. Definitely a lot to eat. I loved the crab cakes and the ribs and shrimp. The sirloin... More 

Thank James C
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the fried calamari rings and they were okay. I ordered the appetizer crab cakes to share and wish I wouldn't have shared! These were SO good and the appetizers are great to share or just eat as a meal!! I also ordered the scallops and received 10 scallops with a baked potato and broccoli. I really liked the... More 

Thank Joy U
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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302 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here n about four years. I had 8oz crab cake, $21.99, with two sides. Good size chunks of crab, broiled and huge, almost size of your hand. Overall for seafood, I think it may be pricey. Single crab cake, well worth the price. Don't get me wrong, good place, not great, but lots of fresh seafood.

Thank M P
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at a family event in the area and slid in for some dinner. 2 of us ordered the 8oz. Crab cake platter, which had one of the largest crab cakes I have ever seen. Most other places have crab cakes that are pretty thin, whereas these are 2-3" thick. Very tasty. The side dishes were outstanding - corn... More 

Thank PAUL T
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 oz. Crabcakes are big, tasty, all lump, no filler. Seems reasonably priced for what you get as well. I'll be back!

Thank doocer
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crab cakes here are really big, with just enough filler, not too much. However, they weren't seasoned enough or something was just missing. Timbuktu used to be the go to spot in Maryland for crab cakes, but they must have changed cooks or owners or something, because it doesn't taste as good as it did in the past. With... More 

Thank yayaflirt
Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love eating at this place when I lived in this area. Restaurant does not accommodate large parties. Even with the restaurant not as push the waitress was still slow. Had to crab the attention of the manager and the food was still slow. Very disappointed in the way this restaurant has turned. Won't be back again....

Thank DPegeuese
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long flight, you should definitely stop here. The service was great and the food was amazing and plentiful. Betsy, our server was extremely busy but she made sure to check on us and all of her other tables frequently. My husband and I both order the single crab cake platter that came with 2 sides. It was so... More 

Thank angela h
Bowie, Maryland
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is known for it's wonderful crab cakes but there are other delicious items on their menu that are just as good. The food portions are big, the soups are awesome and the bar drinks are wonderful. The atmosphere is casual with good service and it's near the BWI airport. The only complaint that I have is that they... More 

Thank wayne s
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been around for a very long time and has some of the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. Our service was top-notch.

Thank Alan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: 14107960733

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