Crab Soup Review

10 Aug


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Timbuktu is one of those names that will come up in the ever going debate on who has the best crab cakes in Baltimore.  Often considred part of the unofficial first family of crab cakes, Timbuktu has been around for at least 30 years.  Though not quite as famous as G&M, they run in the same circles with the likes of G&M, Hella's, Romano's, and Pappas.  So you at least know what you're in for, if your friends haven't told you already.  While the inside might be a bit dated, the crab cakes are timeless, and have won numerous awards.  So let's see if that prestiege continues with their soups!

Maryland Crab Soup

Timbuktu's Maryland Crab Soup contains strings of crab meat along with tomatoes, potatoes, corn, onions, green beans, lima beans, peas and celery.

The vegetable base is is pretty decent, and the vegetables are at least fresh.  But the smell of the soup doesn't quite scream out crab soup, and actually lacks any real amount of crab taste.  Maybe not spiced enough, or quite possibly not a home recipe.  There are shakers of Old Bay present at the tables, which we found was quite necessary to make up for the lack of flavor.  But even then, it still isn't the same as having those spiced cooked into the soup. The crackers served alongside the soup are too sweet, although the salt from the crackers helps to open up the soup.

  • Review Date:08/10/2012 06:44pm
  • Atmosphere:Moderate to Busy
  • Item(s) Ordered:Maryland Crab Soup
  • Soup Style:Vegetable Crab Soup
  • Price:$4.99
  • Order Type:Cup
  • Crab Content:20%
  • Broth:30%
  • Additional Ingredients:50%
  • Spice:Average
  • Overall Impression:Average
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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Timbuktu
  • Address: 1726 Dorsey Rd Hanover, MD 21076
  • Neighborhood: Hanover
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Mail order available?: No

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