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Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
+1 709-628-7421
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster dinner” (57 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (69 reviews)
“potato salad” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch here on 6/26/18. The food, (chowder and cold lobster roll) was very good. There is limited parking and the restaurant is located at a working lobster pound. They do not take credit cards but there is an ATM on site if you...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a mix of seasoned lobster eaters in our group and the consensus was unanimous! The best Lobster dinner experience we’ve ever had! This an absolutely must stop for anyone visiting Newfoundland! The ladies serving us were working their butts off to make this...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely great. Seafood chowder was unbelievable. Lobster dinner was terrific. Service was excellent. I strongly recommend this restaurant to any and all if on your way to Twillingate NL.

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard Sansomes was the place to come for lobster so we saved ourselves and were not disappointed. I started out with the mussels, my husband the seafood soup and both were excellent. Then the lobster, oh my, it was so good. We went...More

Thank JulieMN
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing little restaurant! Watch fish swimmer just off the dock via their live, underwater cam. Server was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding! Absolute must when in Twillingate!

Thank cjmquinn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great seafood chowder and fish and chips. Every other dish that went by looked delicious too. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the ingredients and cooking process. The views off the patio is breathtaking. If you are in the area a must place to...More

Thank Adolmoni
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and my husband had a lobster. We had done it before so it was not the novelty this time around and it sure is pricey. $35pp . It takes a while to prepare and we enjoyed a beer but I think...More

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the sign on the highway for a lobster pond and o figured maybe we could find some large lobsters as most we'd seen thus far were one pounders or so. We were not disappointed. We all ad perfectly cooked 2 and 3 power...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People and waitress very nice. We had a beautiful sunset on the bay! The chowder was delicious and my son took the linguini. A lot of seafood big chunk of lobster and crab. Homemade tartare sauce. I highly recommand to eat at that restaurant!

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No place is perfect I guess. Our 3 lb. lobsters were overcooked (my best guess) and tasted bad. I think the staff realized that when they offered a reduced price. This was a place we went because of the reviews and it was to have...More

2  Thank elowest
Eileen S, Owner at Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sorry this was not the restaurant you had the bad experience with lobster.i work side by side with my staff and if something like this happened it would have to be authorized by myself to give a reduced price or I would correct the problem..Make...More

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Nick Y
June 10, 2016|
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Response from nurf77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
jadwiga s
January 31, 2016|
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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
Betty H
January 17, 2016|
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Response from Eileen S | Property representative |
Lobster season in our area is from May through the beginning of July.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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. For your convenience there is an ATM on site as we accept CASH only.
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