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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Food was great, seafood was fresh and beautifully prepared. Lovely, easy atmosphere. Bring cash, no plastic accepted.

Thank janet t
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The first meal we have every time we are in Twillingate is here. We have never been disappointed. Start with the chowder. Have the lobster on a roll or anything else. If you can sit on the patio - spectacular vie.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A real tourist place. Lobster pool is interesting but bad time of year to visit. They only had 3 pounders left and that would have been $50 for the meal. Had the seafood chowder. Awesome. This place is a bit on the high side for...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

About 20 minutes out of Twillingate but a must visit restaurant. Quaint old place right on the water and the service was great.

Thank wilsonbj2000
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We dined here as a large group; those of us who had lobster really enjoyed it. They held back lobster for us, as we were past the season and they were low on supplies.

Thank cellarpat
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great lobster, great service and a wonderful view over the water. We had the lobster, of course, which was excellent. It is cash only which came as a surprise to us - be sure to hit the ATM before coming. Our only quibble was that...More

Thank casadespalmas
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We enjoyed the great seafood here, with a relaxing atmosphere, fast, efficient service and the very scenic surroundings........... Highly recommended. Lorna & Harry, Paris, ON.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here with our 3 kids and they all loved it! Great view, very quaint atmosphere, delicious food and friendly service. Get the seafood chowder and fish and chips!! Best I've had!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Ďid not look up trip adv, but found via signs along the hwy up to twillingate. Good luck. The restaurant, owned by calvin and Eileen sansome is as suggested here. Great seafood and just sbout the only place we found lobster. They will cook it...More

Thank ric i
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for dinner only days ago. The food was absolutley fantastic. The service was friendly and fast and the scenery was incredible. We highly recommend stopping in at this hidden gem. The seafood chowder and mussels were delicious.

Thank Lpowerr
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Nick Y
My wife and I will be in Twillingate June 16 & June 17. Would you suggest we ask for reservations? Nick Yarmoshuk
10 June 2016|
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Response from nurf77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
jadwiga s
How to get there from twillingate and do you have to reserve
31 January 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
What time of year is the Lobster actually fished for?
17 January 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$18
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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
  • 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. Please note we only accept cash and cheques.