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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” (197 reviews)
“lobster roll” (164 reviews)
“seafood” (153 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 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 4 days ago

stopped here for a later dinner after getting to the cape, we thought the place was very noisy, hard to carry on a conversation across the table. wife had fish tacos, just ok, and i had a burger, also just ok, came with a 5...More

Thank tutter2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lobster roll really is as huge as described in the menu and it’s also very good. The scallops wrapped in bacon appetizer are usually done just right. Service is always excellent. And the bar has a friendly crowd.

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 6 days ago

We sat outside and went for the oysters and appetizers. Everything was wonderful, including the service. We kind of wished that we had sat indoors because the classic nautical decor would have been enjoyable while having our meal. Good view of the harbor.

Thank Stan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even on a chilly Halloween day, we were able to sit out on the porch here with the help of some powerful outdoor heaters in full view of the harbor. Lunch was yummy....get the shrimp tacos!

Thank Libraldy
Reviewed 1 week ago

They handled our group of eight with ease and grace. The food was good and the ambiance was warm and inviting.

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner at the bar and the service was as great as the food. The drinks were creative and a good value and the bartender provided good recommendations on our dinner choices and they were spot on. We are thinking of...More

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

So glad you and your husband had such a nice meal. Looking forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good place to grab a bite. My family and I go to this restaurant every time we go to Massachusetts. This is pricy but phenomenal.

Thank mgckitty26
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. So glad you guys are such loyal customers. Can't wait to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this restaurant! We went with our kids once and then went back without them for a date night. Really Delicious food, great atmosphere, wonderful live music, and friendly staff. The location is lovely too! The lobster roll was SO good, And the chowder......More

Thank Newmama1026
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you had such an amazing meal. Hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A chilly day, but not on the propane heated veranda, where lunch with visitors was great. Service was attentive and speedy. Draft beer was cold and refreshing. Food was hot and tasty. Nice location on the harbor - very reliable.

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

Thanks for your awesome feedback, Henri!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Black Cat Tavern for a weekend dinner off season and had a great high top table. The lobster and asparagus risotto was delicious, very rich but very good. Two of the members of our party also tried the pork chop and said...More

Thank Michelle Muller D
Colombo C, Owner at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review, Michelle! Hope to serve you again soon.

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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