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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster dinner” (52 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (62 reviews)
“potato salad” (15 reviews)
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25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you're so inclined you to get to make eye contact with your meal before you eat it! Lovely location on the water. Great atmosphere. Great meal.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is definitely out of the way but there are several tables out on the patio so you can enjoy being out by the water. The lobster pool is empty this time of year but there are many other wonderful choices. We had a large...More

Thank grammasue14
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The fried cod had a delicate batter and the fish was very flavorful. I got 2 scoops of mashed potato salad instead of fries.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed 23 September 2017

They were out of pound and a half lobster, but the 1 lb and 1 3/4 lobster was really delicious. If it is rainy they don't use the outdoor deck and there is only 1/3 the room inside. So get there early and wait -...More

Thank harry w
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Drawn by friends' recommendation and visions of a filled lobster Pool to choose from, we stopped off on the way to Twillingate. Lunch was tasty and satisfying but without lobsters - all having been consumed a mere 5 days earlier. Check availability first, but scallops...More

Thank Dogrose17
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Cosy place where they know their seafood. Everything is very fresh. Eileen runs a tight ship. Even the desserts were good...but go for the seafood.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We had no idea that our short journey out to Doyle Sansome &Sons Lobster Pool would not only give us an amazing meal but an unforgettable experience. Beautiful sunset, friendly customers and Eileen the owner helped to make the evening memorable. Don't miss the seafood...More

1  Thank pattersn
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Hands down the best food we ate in all of Newfoundland. But to top off such a great meal, the staff are exceptional. The ladies in the kitchen cook up every meal with love and passion and Mr. Sansome himself is in the back steaming...More

Thank kimeikeland
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Best seafood chowder so far that we have encountered in Newfoundland. The fish chowder is the best with lots of fish (cod), lobster, scollops. the crab on a kiaser bun is to die for and the seafood pastas second to none

Thank 2014oilers11
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and was glad I did. The lobster was out of this world delicious. My daughter had the Cod fish and chips. The Cod was the best I have ever had. Moist and cooked to perfection.

Thank 279Roxy
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Nick Y
11 June 2016|
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Response from nurf77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I would.
jadwiga s
1 February 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
18 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
USD 4 - USD 20
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, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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