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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
+1 410-796-0733
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Winter Garden, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday night with no reservations and a party of 9 people. It took a little while to be seated, but certainly not longer than expected under the circumstances. We were seated very comfortably and had all of our needs (one dietary restriction, three kids, large party) met with competence and friendliness. She communicated with us perfectly... More 

Thank Mindi007
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and humongous crabcake! It was served on a lightly toasted bun with lettuce and tomato. Sides of tartare and seafood sauces. I had to eat it with a fork and knife. A side of coke slaw was easily enough for 2 people. I ate in the lounge - very simple. Wait staff is excellent. Crab cake is definitely one... More 

Thank Patricia H
Minster, Ohio
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with business people based on another's recommendation. Very friendly service. Restaurant identifies a fifty five year history. Crab cakes were recommended. We each tried the crab cakes. They were full of lump crab meet and tasted good. Food could have been hotter. Though very friendly the wait staff had a wine list but no beer list and had to... More 

Thank Sfrims
Baltimore, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Timbuktu is one of only three restaurants at which I will order a crab cake. It also has great specials during the week. I particular like the Monday lobster night special Their food is always excellent. the service quick and friendly, and the prices recommend Timbuktu as an outstanding restaurant value for both eat-in and carry-out..

Thank Ken B
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from South Florida and seafood is a staple. However, this restaurant has the best crab cakes I've ever had. I say that without reservation. I ordered the double crab cake platter. Oops! It's really enough for two. They're pretty large. Just outstanding! The Maryland crab soup was fresh and excellent. The service was good despite the amount of traffic... More 

Thank Joe M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had already been to G&M, which has the best crab cakes I've ever tried, so I wanted to try a different seafood restaurant. I got there on Thursday night, which is seafood night, and the waiter recommended the grouper so I thought that's different and ordered it. I asked him to recommend a local beer but told him I... More 

Thank Mike H
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Crab Cake! The best of the world! Great quality! Great customer service! You can not missed if you stop in Maryland!

Thank Jacqueline p
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love crab meat and enjoy crab cakes, this is the place to eat! My co-worker insisted we visit this place for dinner and I am glad she did. The famous crab cakes are about the size of your open hand - very large, very full, and very moist. There are large chunks of crab and they are very... More 

Thank Kimberly F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! We enjoyed the crab cakes and enjoyed the service. The service was very prompt and had a great experience.

Thank Anthony S
Northern Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off do not make the left before Timbuktu coming from the Best Western Plus BWI. Keep straight and then turn left into their parking lot. We ate here on a Wednesday evening and had no wait. Service was good. I loved the single crab cake. My husband had the lamb rib chops and although tasty was fatty. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, 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 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 410-796-0733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?