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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410-796-0733
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, prices. I carry out because the restaurant is too large and noisy.

I carry out almost every night I am in Baltimore-4 nights a week. Excellent fresh fish and seafood. Famous for crabcakes and they are excellent. Size of softball and almost entirely crab. Would like to sea more non fried seafood dishes and better pasta dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LaDial
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although our group went on a Tuesday night, and thus, not so crowded as other nights -- this place, simply had the best crab cakes I've sampled in the Baltimore area! They are of a great size and consistency (big chunks and lumps), and great taste!!! Combine that with a lobster or a strip -- and wow -- you will... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a party of 10 of us go for a birthday celebration in January, We seemed to be the only party of a different race and it was quite noticeable from the patrons and the staff we were not really welcome, crab cakes are no longer a specialty like they used to be, had no taste, everything is priced way... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I carry out almost every night I am in Baltimore-4 nights a week. Excellent fresh fish and seafood. Famous for crabcakes and they are excellent. Size of softball and almost entirely crab. Would like to sea more non fried seafood dishes and better pasta dishes.

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Thank LaDial
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never have any issues getting seated and service. Food is excellent (try their broiled crabcakes!). Waitress was extremely helpful regarding my food allergies.

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1 Thank Neill H
Sunbright, TN, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the broiled crabcakes and the parking is ample/plenty. My favorite is G&M's which was at one time owned by the same people but they have no parking and they should have thought it through to expand since it is always beyond crowded there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ordered the sampler plate for 6 people, even though there were only 4 of us. We also ordered a large salad. Everything tasted fantastic. the only complaint I had was the slow service. but they were so busy the line was outside, so we were just happy to enjoy our dinner. I just think they should hire more servers.

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Thank Lisa H
Cypress, Texas
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220 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very pricey. I ordered the one crab cake platter for $21.99 and it came with a salad and a side. The crab cakes are a half pound each so they're huge. The two crab cake platter is $34.99 so they aren't cheap. The quality is there though, giant cakes with lump crab. So with it being such... More 

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1 Thank Chuck L
Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is my second time at this restaurant and the crabcakes are worth the ride. There was a christmas party going on and the people this night were kind of loud but this place has amazing food.

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Thank Piscesbaby82
Pasadena, Maryland
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111 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We stopped for lunch and, unfortunately, it was the week before Christmas so it was crowded but we got there well before the big crowd. It took 10 minutes to get our drinks and then another 5 minutes before our waitress asked if we wanted an appetizer. Sensing that this was going to be a long service and we only... More 

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Thank Linda C
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

What a delicious place to eat at. Our team at work was treated to lunch the other day here at Timbuktu. The name threw me off only because the only time I ever heard it used was when I was a kid and my father would say something about "from here to Timbuktu". Anyhow, we got there and I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1726 Doresy Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: 410-796-0733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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