We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
25 Sansome's Place | Hillgrade,Twillingate, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2S0, Canada
+1 709-628-7421
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

380 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 372: English reviews
sudbury canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Try and book a table as it is extremely busy and popular. We had to wait for a table but went to look at lobsters in the adjacent building. My husband enjoyed the lobster and I had really good fishcakes with rhubarb relish. The restaurant is worth a visit. Very pleasant staff. Only cash. No credit cards.

Thank penelope u
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Amazing lobster dinner in a lovely seaside setting. Lobster was fresh and very tasty. Came with side and choice of homemade dessert. Reasonable prices.

Thank Lygia B
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in around 3 pm on our way to Twillingate. Best decision of the day. I had the 1.5 lbs lobster dinner that came with fries, a beverage, and desert for $32.00. We sat on the open deck overlooking the bay - awesome! The lobster was fresh and delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Off the beaten path, but easy to find. First we checked out the lobster pool. They had a 17-1/2 lb lobster there! It was so cool to see. We did speak to the guy there and it will be released. They have intention of keeping it. The restaurant is just what we were expecting. A fishing style restaurant - very... More 

Thank NorthernSpirit
London, Canada
Level Contributor
142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is just what we were looking for. It isn't fancy. It's located right on the water, beside the dock. The dining room isn't decorated and in fact, the room looks like it was built quickly, maybe a bit temporary and like a cottage. The tables are covered in plastic and there are only about 10 tables. But what it... More 

Thank Kato-Canada
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

A real experience to dine here. Fantastic seafood. I had the seafood pasta and it was to die for. What a unique place, bare bones but top notch. The staff were fantastic, left feeling like you were a special guest even as they rushed around to keep everyone fed. Just remember to take cash as that is all they accept.

1 Thank rodd426
Richmond, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I'm glad u don't have to make reservations here but come before 5:30 to get a seat. The lobster was cracked and included salad, drink and a dessert for $28. They nickle and dime u as they charge $1:50 for garlic butter where other places add this as part of the meal. The salad is premade (not outstanding). The dessert... More 

Thank yodoamy
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
640 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant by the B&B we were staying at. We can understand why it's their favourite place. Sansome's is certainly a destination restaurant; it's out of the way and it's not easy to find but it's so worth it. It is a diner style place with vinyl tablecloths, no credit or debit card rule and a... More 

1 Thank Nick D
London, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

low key place on the ocean, beautiful views, great staff- really great NL experience! a little ways out of twillingate but well worth the drive

1 Thank catchacoma123
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We ate here twice (one lunch and one dinner) during a visit to the Twillingate area in July 2016. We loved the food, the friendly service and the dockside setting. We did not have the lobster, but enjoyed the seafood chowder (the best ever) the scallops and the fish and chips. The desserts were heavenly. Would definitely ensure that any... More 

1 Thank P5367klm

Travelers who viewed Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool also viewed

Twillingate, Newfoundland
Twillingate, Newfoundland
Twillingate, Newfoundland
Twillingate, Newfoundland
Twillingate, Newfoundland
Twillingate, Newfoundland

Been to Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Province of Quebec

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?