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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (193 reviews)
“lobster roll” (163 reviews)
“seafood” (148 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant is very busy and we understand why! The atmosphere is great, all staff are friendly and welcoming with a good knowledge of the menu and any specials that are available. We ate here a few times and each time we were not disappointed....More

Thank Ready for D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The title says it all. Located across the street from Hyannis Harbour, there was plenty of reasonably priced on-street parking. The extensive menu gave options for our seafood lovers as well as other choices. The service was also fast and efficient.

Thank steve_fossil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Black Cat has a prime location across the street from Hyannis harbor but the food didn't justify the price. The salad with crab cake was disappointing because the cake had little crab and lots of breadcrumb filler. Fish tacos were average and soggy although the...More

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed 3 days ago

WE loved this place. Got there evening after a long drive and the wait for a table was more than worth it. The seafood and especially the oysters were amazing. Went there 2 more times in our 5 day stay in Hyannis. Great culinary atmosphere!

Thank voulakarantonis
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been looking on menus for striped bass and no other restaurant had it. I was thrilled to find it as a special at the Black Cat. It was presented in an interesting preparation and I enjoyed it very much. The Black Cat also...More

Thank Jasminrose
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your time here! See you soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Over the years, we've enjoyed excellent clam chowder many places. On a week's trip to Boston and Cape Cod, in the course of touring Boston, we enjoyed excellent clam for lunch at Ned Devine's in Quincy Market--I recommend it. A few days later, on the...More

Thank richjoy403
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you and your entire party had such a fabulous time! See you next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great chowder. Excellent service. Super friendly and helpful staff. In town for a conference and we happened to be right next door. Live music was fantastic in a Wednesday!!

Thank kelleensti
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! It's customers like you who make us beam with pride. Thanks so much for visiting so often!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the clam chowder. Good choice of seafood and other dishes. Service quick and efficient. Close to the harbour and Hy-line ferry.

Thank Tapper14
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were in Hyannis, we visited this restaurant twice in one week to have the best clam chowder we've ever had! The menu offered a variety of delicious entrees, but we only tried the clam chowder. This is a popular and busy restaurant so...More

Thank Isabella851
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Hope to serve you again sometime very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the first time yesterday and found a very vibrant, very busy restaurant with super-organised staff who new exactly what was going on and what needed to be done. We had a small wait for our table as you can’t make a reservation...More

Thank Jane W
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We'll share your awesome feedback with our staff! Thanks so much for the kind review, Jane!

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Questions & Answers
August 1, 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
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Joan U |
I need gluten-free as I have a wheat allergy and they were able to accommodate me. Very nice people and great food.
Courtney B
June 28, 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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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