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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Dorsey Rd, 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever I go visit family in Maryland, I have to stop in Timbuktu for their crab cakes. They are delicious! That's all I ever get there. They're big and full of crab meat without much filler and have the best flavor. We went to Ocean City later that week and I ordered a crab cake there and it was so... More 

Thank Sue O
Norfolk, Virginia
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel clerk toward us about this restaurant. We loved the sign and went in. My husband and I shared the 24oz t-bone with garlic potatoes and corn on the cob, he ordered another side. The steak was soooo tender u could cut it with a fork. Wish we had this place closer. Give it a try. You can always... More 

Thank dancer62va
Temple Hills, Maryland
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time going to this restaurant, I heard so much about it, I had the seafood platter with a lobster tail. We were there to celebrate my Moms birthday. The food was very good.

Thank Bubbalicious1965
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320 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a crab house down the street from where I live with the initials of Gee and Em, and it has the best crabcakes in Maryland. Everyone has their favorites, but it is always in every top ten list, usually in the top three. So when people used to tell me that Timbuktu had the best crabcake around, I... More 

Thank renfield1969
Fairburn, Georgia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is nice. We were in an area all by ourselves so it was nice. The food was of a different caliber. Crab cakes according to my party were very good. This restaurant is to expensive for the quality. The food did not impress me at all I ordered a medium well burger. Now tell me who can't cook... More 

Thank angiewar
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost this is not the first time I went to Timbuktu but the first time I have been impressed in a minute. The food was VERY fresh, hot, and good. Maybe because I went during the day rather than night, but it was deelish and the customer service was excellent. Now why I cant get this at night?... More 

Thank MsHolmes2U
Norwich, Connecticut
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171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Timbuktu restaurant reminds you of your typical fine dinner of the 60's and 70's , with wooded panels walls and waiters in tuxedos. The portions are large and the menu is humongous. If you are looking for a big filling dinner, well this is your kind of place, on the other hand if you want some sophistication and creativity, let's... More 

1 Thank Cacabesa
Tulsa, OK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked our van driver where we could go for a good crab cake dinner and he recommended Timbuktu. We were not disappointed with the food. It was actually lobster night but we ordered crab cakes that were all crab meat! They were the best I EVER had! And the crab cake was so huge I could not even finish... More 

Thank Evelyn U
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprising find on our way to the beach. Outstanding food with equally outstanding service! The crab cakes are truly the best I have ever eaten!

Thank David H
Dares Beach, MD
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointed that my go to crab cake place is now the last place I will go... Between the rude management, terrible customer service and the quality of food, this place has gone downhill rapidly. If you want great food, crabcakes, crab dip, or steaks, go to the Blue Dolphin in Crofton.. You will be glad you went here for... 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, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: 14107960733

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