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Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
+1 709-628-7421
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Newfoundland, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The very best meal I've had the pleasure to devour. Ate myself silly. Cannot wait to get back out and see what's new on the menu.

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Thank GoldenReviewerNL
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's no such thing as bad lobster! ❤ If you're going to be visiting Twillingate make it a point to visit the local restaurants and enjoy a multitude of sea food! Be brave and try the cod tongues! You'll be glad you did! Or not? 😄

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Thank Alastair R
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sansome's came highly recommended by other tourists we met while in Twillingate, so we visited on our way out of town. This is a rustic diner that knows how to do up a lobster plate. Being sunny and August, we dined on the wharf with friends, enjoying an Newfoundland Iceberg beer with our crustacean. It doesn't get much better. Be... More 

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Thank Susan R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and lovely staff serving you inside outside on the wharf what ever you like to sit .Wind space is available Great place to relax

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Thank Winston C
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went on here on a recommendation from the locals and were not disappointed. We ordered a 3lb lobster (to share), and they went out to the boats to get it for us, the meal was around $70 and included salad/side/dessert/coffee and an alcoholic beverage for both of us. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank Zandra M
Glenwood Springs, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Newfoundland fresh LOBSTER is awesome and CHEAP $7.50 per LB. add 75 cents per LB and voila you got perfectly cooked lobster. Goes great with Molson Beer. When enjoying their deck over water we watched an otter catch a dozen small fish and disappear into the rocks. Can't do that at Red Lobster. Just minutes from Captain Daves boat &... More 

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Thank Teresa B
Birmingham, Alabama
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Doyle Sansome's was recommended by some of the locals and received good reviews on TA, so we decided to give it a try. The establishment does not look like much from the outside, but the dining area is nicer than some lobster pounds I have visited. One building contains the lobster pools, but since lobster season had not opened the... More 

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Thank OUTCRUISIN2610
United States
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234 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It is amazing sometimes what you find off the beaten path. Doyle Sansome's came recommended so we made the short trip down to Hillgrade for dinner. Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived - looked more like just a fish dock ... We first ended up entering a large building with the biggest lobster pound I've ever seen. The... More 

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Thank vb22
Newfoundland, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great food and scenery......but too busy. People were stood up in dining room watching you eat while waiting for a table. Our order was taken and served but no one came back and asked if we wanted desert. We had to go looking for our bills which took some time because the waitress was not available.

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Thank homeagain2015
Niagara Falls, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Little out of the way spot. Had great Lobster salad sandwiches and what my husband called the best seafood chowder in the world!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Twillingate
  • Phone Number: +1 709-628-7421
Description
Seasonal restaurant on the dock or indoor dining in Hillgrade near Twillingate.Open for lunch and dinner.Excellent view from our dockside restaurant. Live lobster is available from our pool while in season until we have stock, usually until mid August. Please note we only accept cash and cheques.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?