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Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
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 17 August 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 16 August 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.

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Reviewed 15 August 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 14 August 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 12 August 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 10 August 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 14 August 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 7 August 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 14 August 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.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 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 6 August 2017 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 6 August 2017 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
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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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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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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