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Timbuktu Restaurant

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1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD 21076-1100
+1 410-796-0733
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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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 

1 Thank VH_Crew
South Carolina
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139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Thank Kim B
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're travelling on I-95, and looking for somewhere to eat that's not fast food, I recommend Timbuktu. Only a short detour to good food, reasonable prices and excellent service. A broad selection on the menu, and everything we had tasted good.

Thank Martin J
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I would love to give this place 5 stars because the food is delicious but the prices are too high. Also, the prices listed in the carryout section of the website are at least $4-$5 less than what they actually charge. The crab cakes keep me coming back in spite of this. They are huge and filling. Little filler.... More 

Thank tlwhite76
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The carb cake lunch is now 20.50. I think G&M now makes better crab cakes. But is is really good. House wine is 8

Thank David D
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So very good!! The crab cake was so big I could hardly finish it. Mostly all Maryland crab meat! The fresh fish was also awesome . Casual , friendly , comfortable !

Thank Chrysee12

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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?