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Timbuktu Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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172 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to try #1 ranked restaurant in Hanover MD. Worth the rating! Very attentive and friendly service, really good food and fantastic crab cakes! Huge very sweet lumpen crab with virtually no breading. Will definitely try them again!

Thank Dadmanly
Elkridge, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll begin with the one item that would make some second guess visiting, and that's the seating. The restaurant is very open- not many dividing apparatuses that would give it a sectioned, more intimate feel. Many tables and not a lot of booth seating available. When you walk in you see everyone. That being said, the food and service was... More 

Thank Prodigy11
Columbia, Maryland
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We’ve purchased the carryout crab sandwiches at Timbuktu many times before. On this occasion I found the broiled crab cake to be as large and as full of lump crab as before, but they seemed to have more egg filler than I remember. We got side orders of coleslaw. It was so finely chopped when we dumped it on our... More 

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Herndon, Virginia
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Timbuktu is an interesting restaurant. We were there last night. Seemed like it did good business; the parking lot was full. We were promptly seated and had a friendly waiter. The food took about 20 minutes to come out - not bad at all. The food was delicious, albeit a bit pricey. We really enjoyed it. We had so much... More 

Thank Cinderella921
United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is simply not possible to exaggerate when describing Timbuktu's crab cakes. The were loaded with crab meat, utterly delicious, perfectly cooked and, as best I could tell, lacked any filler whatsoever. Did I mention they were indescribably delicious, loaded with beautiful chunks of crab meat and there was no filler? Having grown up in Baltimore, I plead guilty to... More 

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South Carolina
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139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality and serving size of the lump crabmeat was well worth the price, which was pricey. But you don't want to eat cheap crab. We found this by TA when we dropped off our car at a Park 'n Fly. We stopped in on the way to the Parking and after our trip to Europe, we immediately returned for... More 

Thank Dotsultant
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went 2 nights before thanksgiving. One got Maryland crab soup and side salad and one got French onion soup and crab cake sandwich. We paid a lot for what we got. The server was told the soup/salad were dinner to be brought with other meal, not ahead. When the onion soup came out there was crab soup. We said... More 

Thank Sherri K
lisbon, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love the carb cakes!!! oh so good. I have a mild non life threatening allergy to seafood but when we plan to come here I take some benadryl and suck it up because the crab cakes are the best here!!

Thank James C
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really mean it! Went at the perfect time, Sunday around noon, to be seated and served. The Cream of Crab appetizer was excellent and filling. Then comes the entree, those humongous Crab Cakes with all that lump meat, flavorful and cooked just right. The sides and service all compliment the experience and I left with enough for another meal.... More 

Thank veejazz
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to try this place because of the good reviews. I was very disappointed!! We got carry out from the package store side of the building (the restaurant/lounge is on the other side). When we got back to the room to eat, we noticed the shrimp we dry and tough, as well as the fish AND the lobster!... 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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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?