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Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster dinner” (52 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (59 reviews)
“potato salad” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

We have eaten here two nights in a row. My wife enjoyed two rare opportunities to have a perfect lobster dinner. I had a fine scallop dinner the first time, then had the best seafood chowder I have had in 9 days on the island...More

1  Thank Craig B
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best place to visit by far! Had the most amazing seafood and the best waitress we've ever had! Ask for Georgia when you visit! Definitely will be back!

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

we went for dinner with 4 adults and 2 kids. the service was great. we were told we had to go early to avoid a line up so we went at 4:30 and by 6 it was busy. we had lobster, scallops and cod cakes...More

Thank Bernskee
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We did not order the lobster, as it was lunchtime, but had a very nice chowder. Good service, reasonable price.

Thank Carlo S
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Quaint and beautiful place on the water. We choose our own lobster and they cooked it to perfection. The wait staff were friendly and personable and really made the visit. Would say it was worth the drive.

1  Thank Crickket
Reviewed August 15, 2017

What a friendly, fantastic, clean and tidy restaurant! Off the highway - wouldn't have found it without a local who promised great food and wasn't wrong. Great service, great food, great location...Don't miss this one!

Thank kim d
Reviewed August 14, 2017

There were 4 of us - I had the lobster dinner - it had been cooked too long (how can you manage that when lobster is your specialty?). Our server was new so I won't be too critical, however, one of our party ordered fish...More

1  Thank 159FernB
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We accidentally found this place as we wandered off the main road. The setting compelled us to stop by. It was 2 pm and we had a really nice cod lunch out on the deck overloking the ocean. Returned the next day..... for dinner. Had...More

Thank paulsh12
Reviewed August 9, 2017

In a nutshell, yes and no. Yes, the lobster tastes much better just out of the water than it does wherever you live, where it's been sitting in a holding tank for God knows how long. But as my dad used to say, "It's hard...More

Thank DoctorJoeE
Eileen S, Manager at Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

I am puzzled as to how you can conclude that the rest of the menu is a "no" after apparently sampling one other dish, our seafood pasta. I must point out that we do not use leftovers in any of our menu items. Every dish...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Relying on the reputation, the best in Twillingate according to TA, we were thoroughly underwhelmed & disappointed by our experience. Service was very slow (40 minutes to get a bottle of beer) and cold giving the impression we were a hindrance. We ordered 2 appetizers...More

Thank Andrew M
Eileen S, Manager at Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

I would like to apologize for the poor experience you had when you visited. Early in AUgust we had some staffing issues due to illness.

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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
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 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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