We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



US$4 - US$20
Seafood, Canadian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (733)
Filter reviews
715 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lobster chowder fish and chips crab spring rolls off the beaten path dockside dining picnic tables great food and service beautiful view drive wharf supper
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only disappointment here is when there are no lobster. My lobster was cooked to perfection. Eating outside on the pier is always a treat. I make a point of visiting on any trip to the area. Here on Sept 30. Closing on weekend for...the season, will be back next year.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous meal at this little unexpected gem! The place is unassuming, but located in a gorgeous location with stunning views. The servers were super friendly and efficient. I had the snow crab, which was to die for! Absolutely fabulous. My other dining companions...had fish and chips, and seafood pasta. Both raved about their meals. This will go down as one of my most memorable dining experiences in NL.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go to Sansomes by a local who actually ended up having dinner there too!! Audrey was our waitress and she was funny, kind and took great care of us!! They have excellent gluten free seafood chowder and seafood pasta.. we even...went back the next day for gluten free calamari and crab kaisers.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021

We arrived at 6pm to be told that there was no more fresh lobster -- not what you expect for a restaurant attached to its own lobster pound and advertises lobster (in writing and in pictures) as a. major promotion! Apparently, as the season will...be over in October, there will few to no lobster available from now on!! We opted to stay (first mistake) and have the lobster Kaiser (second mistake) -- the consistency of the pieces of lobster could only be described as tough rubber! The third mistake of the evening was to have dessert -- listed as partridge berry cake with vanilla sauce; not sure what it was but it was just as awful as the rest of the meal. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful but don't dine here!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

We went in for dinner a few nights ago. Glad we got in early because as we left there were 50 diners waiting for a table. Eileen our server was most gracious as were all the other staff. 2 days later we went back for...another “feed of lobster”. Our server “Audrey” was as gracious and caring as Eileen. Great spot. Highly recommended. Thx to all the staff who help make this a fine place to eat. The fish chowder was “the best ever”. Fish cakes and squid rings, were spot on delicious too.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

This place is great. We enjoyed dockside dining outside and watched boats coming in. The view is lovely. Nice sunsets. The food is outstanding. We enjoyed seafood pasta with generous amounts of lobster and a lobster dinner. The service was efficient and quick given how...busy it was. Liked it so much we came back for lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021

We enjoyed a fantastic meal with excellent service during Saturday’s heat. Eileen greeted every table and our server Jan ensured everything was served in a timely fashion. The best fish and chips! The restaurant was very busy and the staff were rushing about with smiles...and never too busy to bring whatever was needed, be it another drink, jug of water or a condiment. The sun was hot but the dock with a breeze was fabulous!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

Really enjoyed our meal but felt rushed. We were still eating our appetizer when our main meal was brought out. You could tell the waitress was trying to rush us out. We wouldn’t have minded but it wasn’t busy when we were there. The deck...was full but only two tables inside was taken. There was no line up when we left. Staff was very friendly but really trying to rush us through our meal. Ruined the atmosphere of the place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

One of the highlights of my trip home this year. Such an awesome place with amazing food and wonderful people who make you feel roght at home. I was SO happy to enjoy a Newfoundland lobster in July and iit was cooked the right way...too! It was heavenly. I will never forget sitting on your terrace surrounded by fellow Newfoundlanders, the water and beautiful scenery of our province. It was my first time, but I promise you it will not be my last. Please don't change a thing. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Our lobster dinner was delicious! The service was the friendliest that we’ve experienced so far. The sunset was stunning and an added bonus! We would gladly stop in again to see Eileen and her happy staff. Maybe for lunch tomorrow!

Date of visit: August 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Anchor Inn Hotel
300 reviews
10.61 km away
Muggee's Place
10 reviews
14.54 km away
Fogo Island Inn
521 reviews
41.70 km away
Spindrift by the Sea
25 reviews
55.70 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Crow's Nest Cafe
384 reviews
13.56 km away
71 reviews
34.12 km away
Pier 39
298 reviews
9.90 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Prime Berth Fishing Museum
314 reviews
2.83 km away
Pike's Arm Lookout
7 reviews
11.99 km away
Twillingate Museum & Crafts Shop
185 reviews
10.56 km away
Auk Island Winery
314 reviews
10.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Nick Y
June 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from nurf77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
jadwiga s
January 31, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Wayne W | Reviewed this property |
Take highway 340 and travel south. Once you get to Newville turn right onto the County Road. We went in September and reservations weren't required. July and August will be their busy season so I would phone ahead. We stayed... More
January 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from NWI21 | Property representative |
Lobster season in our area is from May through the beginning of July.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

Yes, Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool offers takeaway services.

Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5