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Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

) #2 of 13 Restaurants in Twillingate $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
+1 709-628-7421
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Crickket
Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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

Thank 159FernB
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 days ago

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 635, seated at 715, alps arrived at 800. Mains arrived at 830, baked potato at 845, fries at 900. However, the seafood chowder, lobsters and fries were delicious! Dessert was very good. Unfortunately the small kitchen has difficulty handling a full house. I...More

Thank 1RJL1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price we paid for dinner the dining room was in terrible shape though our server was very pleasant. We were told it was the best place in the Twillingate area but after visiting this and a few other restaurants I would strongly disagree....More

Thank lannylintern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect lobster dinner. One if the best I had on this trip. Had the potato salad and Twillingate iced tea. Blueberry cake was delicious. Stunning view off the dock. Impeccable service from super friendly staff. Thank you Georgina

Thank ck a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortunately, we arrived before noon and were easily able to choose a table. It was a lovely sunny day so the whole of the outdoor section was available as well. The decor is somewhat of a time warp from the 1950s or 60s, but kind...More

Thank Kar590
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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
$4 - $20
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 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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