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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (185 reviews)
“lobster roll” (155 reviews)
“seafood” (129 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 4 days ago

We had a nice dinner at Black Cat. The food is a bit overpriced, but it was tasty. Baked potatoes were the smallest I have ever seen though. And clam chowder was warm but not hot - I would have loved to have sent mine...More

Thank PriusGirlVA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants to have a lovely dinner meal at. Sometimes it can be a little expensive. But in the end it’s worth it.

Thank Jlacavamcgarrity
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whenever I go to the Cape, me and my family ALWAYS come back here. It is one of my favorites, and it has awesome service. The crab cakes are no joke and neither is the pasta. So if you love Cape Cod and great food,...More

Thank drew1mcg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on Saturday, 04/07, based on the recommendation of a fishing captain who's a local. Was he ever right! Got there around 5ish, it was packed. Literally, had to put my name in to get a seat at the bar. Waited about 30-40 minutes at...More

Thank kamikazekiddo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant with nice, warm decor. There is free parking in the back but it is only 2 rows available. I was there in April, it was quite crowded. Service was good, the food was delicious.

Thank Roni C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down on the Cape for the weekend and decided to revisit the Black Cat Tavern as my girlfriend mentioned she enjoyed it there years ago. So, of course, she was nerves to return. No need to be we had a great meal. The...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t be disappointed. Good a bit pricey but what do you expect. Seafood is seafood. Lobster roll was huge. And fried calamari was also very good but oily. They also give you bread and butter to start

Thank Lv2Travel157
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrimp and tuna tacos were very good. The interior is quaint with leather upholstered seats and maritime decor.

Thank SJM030
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review! We hope you'll stop in again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After mediocre dining experiences at a couple other restaurants in Hyannis this past weekend, the Black Cat was fantastic. I had the grilled salmon entree, which came with tasty and well seasoned asparagus and fingerling potatoes. It was perfect (so good my 4 year old...More

Thank TC2travels
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been touring for 5 days and we had the best waitress at our table tonight for our trip so far in the black cat who was always one step ahead of what we needed to order or drink I had the special which was...More

Thank JZoopa
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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2 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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