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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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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Food!!! If you are ever in the area it is a must stop. No doubt!!!! Great Crab Cakes for sure.

Thank Priscilla M
Alliance, Ohio
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crabcakes and calimari were excellent, although the price would make me hesitate if I had to pay. Service was good but the food was top-notch.

Thank Jared E
Severn, Maryland
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend at Timbuktu for our Christmas lunch. It had been many years since the last time we dined here. Crab cake was good; service was so/so. Crab cake sandwich was large and had lots of lump crab meat & came with one side...not sure it was worth $21. When we first arrived, it was not busy/not sure what... More 

Thank Jan S
Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were loyal customers of Timbuktu, and have ordered their crabcakes to be shipped overnight to us for several years in a row. This year, they screwed up the first order by missing 4 cakes. Messages left for the manager Steven Morgan were not returned. A different staff member tried to make it right by overnighting additional cakes but selected... More 

2 Thank Julie H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating Christmas with friends at our favorite seafood restaurant! Crab Cakes with two sides are absolutely delicious! Recommend the baked potato which can plain or fully loaded. The crab cakes are enormous and contain no fillers! Almost impossible to eat two, however, order two and take one home! Delicious even when cold! The wine list is available, New Zealand white... More 

Thank Sue H
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Timbuktu has always been my go to restaurant for crab cakes. Large chunks of crab with a minimal amount of fillers were their signature dish. However, the last time I visited there, I was sorely disappointed. The food (sides) just wasn't very good. The food felt hastily thrown together and didn't seem fresh. Perhaps they were having a bad day,... More 

1 Thank Cruzin404
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in due to TripAdvisor recommendation for seafood in the area. Sat at the bar. I got the appetizer special which was fried crab claws, which was plentiful and average. About 1/3 of the pieces were junk but I wasn't expecting much I was just in the mood for them. For the entree I got the broiled salmon with a... More 

Thank Jason D
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best steak we've had in a long time. The sides were great & the portion sizes were more than sufficient. The wait staff was friendly & attentive. The perfect place for a special occasion!

Thank Rosy D
Woodbury, Georgia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in town for business. Local suggested I try Timbuktu... "and be sure to order the crabcake." One word: Wow-zers! The plate was full of other splendid seafood fare, but the crabcake! Breath-taking! Only regret? No matter how hard I try, I'll probably never reach this seafood nirvana again in my life! GRIN

Thank Skypreach
Orange, California
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable seafood! Impeccable service! Unbelievable portions! Best crab cakes ever!! Can't wait to come back!!

Thank TooRed51

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?