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“Not up to all the hype”

Timbuktu Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 112 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not up to all the hype”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We heard and read wonderful reviews, but it didn't live up to them. The waitstaff was very informative and knowledge about the menu. The PEI Mussels and the crab cakes with the broil seafood were awesome, but everything else was just so-so. The seating area was very tight and loud and you are always listening into someone else's conversation. It was more expansive than the quality of the food allowed. We won't go here again.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dinner”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went Sunday about 2;45 P.M. it was a party of 16, it took 30 minutes before we were seated. We never was served dinner until 4:30 P.M ( a whole hour & 15 minutes later) I think the service was horrible, the food was warm not hot. we spent over $500. for terrible service will not go agin.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank v w
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Midland, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The food was great. The service was . . .”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

When we first arrived, we asked for separate (4) checks. The server said no problem, but when it came time to bring the checks, she refused to separate them. Some of us wanted to pay with cash, others with credit card. It was quite a hassle. We had to request the manager for assistance and she wasn't much better. On the upside, the crab cakes were very good!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Jan542013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Timbuktu crabcake is all you need!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food is so fresh I thought I was eating it directly from the sea The crab cakes a huge. Was there for lunch, ordered the sandwich with cold slaw and I could not finish my meal. It was so good, bought another to take home. LOL Great service.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stevensville, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Nice Surprise”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having lived in the surrounding area for many year,I don't know how this gem had escaped us.
A Friend from out of the area invited us to Timbuktu, and I told him we would meet him anywhere
but Timbuktu was a stretch I wasn't a stretch but a Wonderful Surprise. Wonderful Food,Excellent and Attentive Waiter. We were told to bring a cooler as the portions were so big you would be taking some home. Actually we should have brought a bigger cooler, the portions were that big.
Crab Cakes and Crab Imperial that was beyond belief. Will definitely make the trip again. You can't go wrong here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Terry L
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