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“good clam chowder”
Review of Black Cat Tavern

Black Cat Tavern
Ranked #17 of 215 Restaurants in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 33
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We sat inside at Black Cat Tavern, sort of close to the bar area. Their clam chowder is really good here, and my husband really like the batter used on the friend shrimp. (I didn’t care for it as much because it tasted like funnel cake, but everyone has their own opinion...) Our waiter was nice, and we enjoyed our time here. It would have been great if their beer selection was a bit larger, and we likely would have stayed for another drink as well.

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1  Thank MeraKi25
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Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review. So glad you enjoyed our award winning chowder! Hope to see you and your husband again soon.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Manager Rachel at the host stand was rude when I asked for a table for my family. I’ve worked in the restaurant business for years and that’s not how you treat your customers.

Thank Nathan F
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Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We're so sorry for your experience. We will share this feedback with our staff to ensure this will not happen again.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

My husband and I ate at the Black Cat yesterday. Our meals were absolutely delicious. He had the grilled salmon and I ate the diver scallops with risotto.
Our server was pleasant and attentive.
The restaurant is clean and comfortable. You can eat inside - which has a ships theme - our outside which has views of Hyannis Harbor.
And if you can't find a place to park on the street, there is a valet.
We're definitely coming back to eat here again.

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1  Thank Caroline H
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Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words, Caroline! So glad you and your husband had a fantastic meal. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I sat at outdoor bar. I was ignored by bartenders for 10 minutes. They were too busy chatting among themselves in a back room.
Drinks were small pours.
It took another 15 minutes to get her attention to get a menu.
Food was disappointing. Oysters were ordinary. Clam Chowder had several clumps of flower in it. The cup was very small! At least the full belly clams were good.
I can’t recommend this restaurant.

Thank NewEnglandTraveler02
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Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

So sorry for your experience. We will share your feedback with our staff to ensure this will not happen again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were at the harbor before heading to the Melody Tent and hopped across the street to the ever popular Tavern. Traditional food and old fashioned decor. Our server Mark was pleasant and efficient. We split a kale and spinach salad and had an order of fish & chips and fish tacos. The tacos were fried fish which was disappointing and rather bland, served with tartar sauce rather than an interesting taco type sauce. We accompanied our meals with a glass of wine and a beer and left full and relaxed to head off for a concert. This is our second visit and I find it a bit pricey but it is LOCATION. When we left, the place was packed so get there early for dinner.

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Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks for your review! We will share your kind words with Mark. We hope you join us again for a different menu item.

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