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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
10:00 - 21:00
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

1 Thank Zandra M
Glenwood Springs, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Teresa B
Birmingham, Alabama
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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 

1 Thank OUTCRUISIN2610
United States
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234 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 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 

Thank vb22
Newfoundland, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

1 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!

Thank Chearn60
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a few minutes off the main road but is easy to find and is situated by the water. Lobster season was just over. We however tried the scallops, mussels and seafood Linguini. The food was excellent. The dessert was also excellent. Service was terrific and they were very accommodating with a toddler. It was a bit inconvenient... More 

1 Thank Michelle O
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I went here for dinner on ur last night of tour. It was recommended by our Bed and Breakfast. My wife had the seafood chowder and scallops. I had the seafood pasta/ One of best meals we had in Newfoundland. Excellent view right on the water.

1 Thank Ray J
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Samsone and Sons is a source provider of seafood in a basic dining environment, no frills but very friendly staff and great seafood. You pick your own lobster and pay by its size. Good value for the money

Thank rogerbowden
Sundre, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent service, atmosphere and food!! We would highly recommend visiting this restaurant. Owners were extremely friendly and made us feel at home. Will definitely return next time we are in NL.

Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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