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Black Cat Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (191 reviews)
“lobster roll” (159 reviews)
“seafood” (143 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for a late dinner of Clam Chowder and wine. Service was wonderful. Both meals were tasty (also got the soup of the day). The staff were attentive and fun. They also gave us coupons for other local businesses when we paid our bill...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here w/ buddies for drinks and dinner. Sat outside at a high-top table listening to live music... gas heaters were a nice touch. Outside bar menu is different than that of the inside sit-down restaurant. Food was good, though. Service was fine despite being...More

Thank rockerdoctor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything here tasted amazing, not just good. The clam chowder is as good as they advertise and is worth every drop. I had the baked scallops and lobster special and loved it, my wife had the tuna special and barely took a breath between bites....More

Thank ericjaworski01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was within walking distance from our hotel. We were without a car (rode the train from Ohio) for our vacation, and we planned to check out several restuarants. We ended up at the Cat 3 times! Great chowder and burgers. Plan to eat there during...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first visit was for a late lunch and we sat outside on the terrace watching people go by. Good portions of Buffalo chicken salad and seared tuna, very tasty with nice wine and beer. The service was excellent without being intrusive and we could...More

Thank AJHOL13
Reviewed 5 days ago

We agree that this restaurant has delicious chowder, and it was a good thing we all ordered it before our meals. It took 40 minutes to get our main meals which was seafood. We do not believe that it takes 40 minutes to cook seafood...More

Thank Trouble60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I sat at the inside bar, because the restaurant was mobbed. We really enjoyed our visit. I had the tuna steak with a glass of wine, and my husband had the beef tips and a beer. We were both very pleased with...More

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm from New England to I have access to a lot of seafood. I say that because my review might be different if I were not from here. I was here for lunch with a friend who lives on the West Coast. She loved her...More

Thank Bugfast
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is amazing. They won a chowder contest and I can tell, it was great. I love the New England vibe. You can sit indoors or out. They have music outside. Everything was good.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came when it was very busy and sat outside. The food was definitely edible but it didn’t “wow” our family of three. The service was very good especially considering how busy it was. My mom got the baked day boat cod, my dad got...More

Thank Bailey A
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming by, Bailey! We strive to have our food WOW our customers - we really hope to serve you again.

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1 August 2017|
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Response from michael_clarkeNYC | Reviewed this property |
I should have ordered it but didn't. The lobster on a salad I think is the best selection. The family next to us ordered one for each of them. Five plates total. Instant envy.
Cindy V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Linus L | Reviewed this property |
I do not have a gluten problem. I rarely ate whole wheat bread.
Courtney B
29 June 2016|
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Response from bearcapecod | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no, complex flavours, didn't really see a kids menu, more of an adult scene, wine bar, etc,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-778-1233
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Our casual waterfront restaurant is located right on the docks of Hyannis Harbor across from the Hy-Line ferries. Dine inside, where the look is all about classic seaside style, or outside on our heated patio while watching the boats sail in and out of the harbor. The menu features everything from thick, juicy burgers and garden-fresh salads to fresh native seafood and prime beef. Visit the Black Cat Tavern, year-round favorite among locals and visitors alike. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with entertainment four nights a week in the lounge. Plenty of free parking with valet service offered for your convenience.
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