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Timbuktu

4.2
4.2
1203 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are the seafood and steak destination! A full service family restaurant, deli and convenience store that serves the best quality food and crab cakes and beverage in the Greater Baltimore Washington area in a clean, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with a staff dedicated to providing knowledgeable, memorable and happy service to our customers. We are dedicated to being an active and giving member of the community.


Timbuktu serves lunch and dinner daily and offers dine in, carry out and banquet catering. Lunch and dinner at the restaurant offers an array of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, sandwiches, burgers, Southwest fare, pasta and seafood on the menu.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Weekend Hours Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 796-0733

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Rosas

  • Private party facilities

    Our banquet room is the perfect place to celebrate holidays. birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, corporate events and all special occasions.

  • Private party contact

    ken chase: (410) 562-0469

  • Neighborhood

    Hanover

  • Cross street

    Route 100

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was slow but overall food and vibe was good
  2. v

    vondie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, easy locations to access off highway. Free parking and great portions. The crab soup and crab cakes are amazing!
  3. T

    Tuscs

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ribs, crab cakes, cream of crab soup, any of the standard Maryland fare.
  4. LG

    LakiaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was awesome can’t wait to plan another dinner
  5. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t eaten there in years. We were regulars will working and nothing has changed. Great food and service just as I remembered!
  6. WL

    WilliamL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all, we sit down for 10 minutes with no service we ordered fried calamari and it was greasy and chewy we then ordered our entrees and my husbands food was undercooked when we were done they finally brought our bread which usually comes out first zero stars for this one
  7. KB

    KevinB

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome and wonderful group dinner. Our food is as amazing and the server was excellent.
  8. LT

    LuvTX

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Highly recommend the jumbo shrimp appetizer and the Buffalo wings - excellent. Great place for family get togethers.
  9. JF

    JustinF

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    Dinning room was very cold and service was really slow.
  10. JT

    JulesTools

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our party of eight were seated in a private area which was perfect for my hard of hearing mother. The service started out slow. Once Charlie began waiting on us, everything was great. He was charming and effective. (If possible request him to be your server!) The food was fabulous as always. Highly recommend Timbuktu!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The service this evening was absolutely horrible. Our waiter Charlie was wonderful. However, the manager was terrible. The food wasn’t as good as it should have been. This was a birthday dinner for my mother and it didn’t go as planned. We left with huge disappointment after spending a ton of money!
  12. DH

    DanniH

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The service was amazing! It was the food. The food ruined the evening. The best part of the meal was the bread.The quality of the crab meat was wonderful. Yet, the crab cake and stuffed shrimps lacked seasoning and flavor. They were bland. The overall taste was subpar. The steak was cooked perfectly, yet was not seasoned. It was the taste of the entrees that was unpalatable. The lack of seasoning made the food underwhelming and the experience a regrettable one. The baked potatoes were old. The taste of the baked potato was as if it was reheated from previous days. Overall, it was a truly bad food experience.
  13. HB

    HaroldB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    seafood superb
  14. L

    Lecita23

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? " The best tasting seafood I have had in years. Everything was above board. The service, waiter (great guy) was warm, friendly and very easy to communicate with. Everything was served in a timely manner, cooked perfectly. I will return and recommend your restaurant to anyone looking for great food at a great price.
  15. EB

    EileenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Not quite what I expected after hearing so many rave reviews. I included the need for a high chair in my reservation. Asked for a high chair when seated & still asked again after 30 minutes. We we’re pretty much ignored for the first 15 minutes at our table. Salads came late, dinner a few minutes later & barely warm. I would have liked to have asked for my potatoes to be heated but was never given the opportunity. The consensus was the same around the table - barely warm & was okay. As a party of 4 adults & 3 children were assessed a 18% gratuity which if given reasonable service is fine but this was like shooting fish in a barrel . Knowing you were getting a guaranteed tip , there was no reason to provide decent service.
  16. JO

    JamesO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Have been going there for over 20 years when in Baltimore. Owners have changed from the original. Food has declined a bit in quality but still a good crab cake. I go there for the large, fresh crab cakes. My out-of-town guests all enjoyed their meal. Timbuktu is a one-and-only spot and deserves a first-time visit.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ann was awesome!
  18. IZ

    ImaniZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Avoid this place. Its old and overpriced. Buy the crab meat and make it yourself.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ahmed was an excellent server. The food and pricing was exceptional. We can’t wait to explore more of the menu next time.
  20. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mother to dinner before a concert at Live and the food was superb and the service was outstanding
  21. MH

    MrsH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Pricey seafood. There are better options. I liked the Happy Hour prices.
  22. NN

    NNAA

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Tavern area had one person assisting entire area .. While we are patient it just made everything a disaster. Cold food that simply wasn’t good. Will not return or recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Got the fried seafood combo. Wasn’t seasoned at all. Had to smother everything in tarter and cocktail sauce. Still didn’t help.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A business dinner with my client
  25. L

    Lew16

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there as only 10 mins. from BWI. Terrific crab cakes and salmon. Friendly and efficient service, nice atmosphere even with 2 birthday parties going on. A special place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6 and our waiter Kevin was professional with excellent customer service and knowledgeable of the menu and great recommendations. Food was season well and they gave you large portions for sharing or takeout.
  27. DW

    DavidW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Crab Cakes mediocre and expensive try somewhere else for crabcakes
  28. RG

    RitaG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal!
  29. v

    valentine

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were new in town and decided to try this restaurant. Oh boy we were not disappointed. Everything was Absolutely delicious. We took leftovers back to hotel and it was even better next day. I had the seafood jewels and hubby had the fried seafood platter. I would definitely visit again when next in town.
  30. AM

    AMR22

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crab cakes and service! Menu has great variety. Recommend!
  31. DA

    DaveA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crab cakes! Service was excellent! Made a reservation and we’re seated immediately on arrival.
  32. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin was awesome. A pure gentleman server. Thanks for the experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Came in for the first time for my mom’s birthday and I really like the place. Food was great and our waiter was great also.
  34. A

    Ashley

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! I wish I remembered his name. He explained the menu items to us in detail and got us to try the team of crab soup, which was delicious!!!! I also tried something other than my usual this time, Jewels of the Sea, and it was such a great choice. Once again the waiter suggested it because it’s a very popular entree choice! My partner had the steak and crab cake entree and the steak was delicious too! I had such a great birthday lunch and as usual the food was spectacular. I’ve been coming here for at least 30 years, from childhood, and the food never disappoints!!! Best crab cakes ever!
  35. JM

    JMayo

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! The management accommodated my entire family 15+, and made us feel comfortable, tended to, and we did not feel rushed. Ahmed & Alex were wonderful in their service! Thank you all. Will be recommending to others:)
  36. R

    Renee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Inattentive server. Soup had to be reheated. Group appetizer plate best value.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food came out cold after waiting about 25 minutes after ordering. Asked for the meals to be redone, when returned the server stated, “the kitchen said they were only going to reheat it”. The seafood was extremely tough. Manager never showed up. Very disappointing all around.
  38. JM

    JoanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was well prepared and delicious. The crab cake size/portion was outstanding. I would recommend Timbuktu to anyone in the DMV area.
  39. MH

    MichelleH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cakes are EVERYTHING!! So delicious and all crab meat, basically no filler! The service was awesome, ask for Kevin!
  40. LW

    LornaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience turned out better than expected. Designated assigned Wait staff was friendly efficient and kept us updated on timeline for each course. Food was very good 👍🏽

FAQs

Timbuktu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 796-0733.

Timbuktu is rated 4.2 stars by 1203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Timbuktu

1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD 21076-1125

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 100

  • Neighborhood

    Hanover

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Weekend Hours Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Rosas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 796-0733

  • Private party facilities

    Our banquet room is the perfect place to celebrate holidays. birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, corporate events and all special occasions.

  • Private party contact

    ken chase: (410) 562-0469

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