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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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Easton, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reviews about this crabcake are NOT over-rated. It was the biggest, most delicious one I've ever had, including Maryland's eastern shore. I will certainly go again. Good service and not too noisy during weekday lunch.

Thank Brenda224
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is awesome there especially the bar staff , we travel here to Baltimore every week and we eat there twice a week we absolutely love it great atmosphere and the food is awesome every single day of the week

Thank F3536WNlaurak
New Orleans, Louisiana
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now that I'm reading other reviews, we should have tried the crab cakes and maybe that would make up for the wait. We just had a burger and a chicken salad sandwich, and we were there for TWO hours. We couldn't quite believe it when we came back to the car. Not the place for a road trip stop for... More 

Thank Betsy M
Woodstock, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever I was in the area, coming from the Airport or VA in Glen Burnie I usually stopped to get the Jumbo Crab Cake. Stopped by on Thursday & discovered the price increased & the amount of crab meat decreased. Just another of lives great disappointments ! Ed P.

Thank Edward P
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 1 week ago 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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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303 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
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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