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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (183 reviews)
“lobster roll” (135 reviews)
“seafood” (117 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

Located at the Hyannis Port. Easy parking on site. We ate there two nights and were not disappointed either night.

Thank Leilani76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were told it was top by our hotel and it passed all expectations for quality of our dishes and service. We were surprised because it’s in a touristic area. The outside eating area had a good view.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful place for lunch. We were attended really nicely by their great staff and the food is delicious and portions really generous. The fried seafood is amazing and the burgers are out of this world. Well done to the Black Cat.

Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical "Cape" atmosphere in this tavern in Hyannis. It had all what I was looking for: oysters (I recommend those from Barnstable, just delicious), clam chowder, boiled or baked lobster, and more ... Try to get a table close to the bar. A bit pricey...More

Thank MFalcone62
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I showed up without reservation and were seated immediately. The place was packed! The bar had live music. The noise kind'a spilled into the restaurant creating a noisy environment for dinner. There was plenty of food. My wife ordered the lobster risotto...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little find! Really cool funky cosy place and great food! Really friendly service and amazing chowder and stir fry. Wish I could have tried more!

Thank benjamesstark
Reviewed 4 days ago

Steak tips were cooked to order. Great service. The patio was heated and very comfortable. We previously had eaten inside and had a good experience. We went back again.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food, good service, Location was great. there is a wait for a table but it was worth it!! Enjoy!!

Thank kazzyc66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very ordinary. Certainly nothing special. Server had a voice which was loud and irritating, service was poor, soup was room temperature, bread not delivered until requested ( and then served with main course ), oysters tasted stale, main course fish entrees were...More

Thank John M
Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your review. We value customer feedback and are always working to improve. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on Sunday night. Great located near the harbor. The food was excellent! We loved the seasame tuna and cod fish. Very recommended.

Thank Rafi K
Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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