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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (186 reviews)
“lobster roll” (157 reviews)
“seafood” (133 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to Cape Cod and it was unfortunately a rainy day. This place is close by so we decided to stop here to have lunch. We took the famous "clam chowder" and tacos with tuna which were very good. We enjoyed an excellent service....More

Thank Travelcooking
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I recently ate lunch at the Black Cat. I had the fried cod fish sandwich, it was delicious. My mother had a lobster roll that was also very good. A little pricey but good food. My niece was our waitress which was...More

Thank Kim K
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your positive review! We hope you'll visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Black Cat in the middle of winter and was surprised to find out that the time we wanted was full. This is the middle of winter in Cape Cod and they were full at six pm? Well once we ate...More

Thank 42fireball
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Cat was warm and cozy on a cold winter night. Great bar service and a talented singer at the piano made for a perfect night.

Thank Christine M
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 delighted you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chowder was cold and entre came before soup was done...and manager vacuumed during meal (not just for a moment under or around a table in need - I times it - 5 full minutes). That is the crux of it. Location was great - metered...More

Thank anywhereonearth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To die for chowder. Atmosphere, service, everything is perfect. Been going there from Vermont for years. Love this place!!! Roxie in Vermont

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

Thanks for your review, Roxie! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Cape!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were heading home and wanted to go to lunch in the Hyannis area. I remembered a friend telling me how good the Black Cat Tavern was and that it was located on the waterfront so we decided to try it. We...More

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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 to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Right across from the waterfront, The Black Cat is a staple in Hyannis. Good food and service. There is also the shack out back which is outdoor and more casual. They have great chowder and a wide variety of menu options. Good for the whole...More

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Such a cool and delicious place to have lunch. A fun vibe and an ocean view. My friend and I had a drink and some delicious seafood before heading out for the day. We almost went back for dinner and we regret that we didn’t!!...More

Thank 515LaurieC
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thanks so much for your positive review! We're delighted you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had heard that the clams and oysters were outstanding at The Black Cat Tavern. So, on a Friday evening over Thanksgiving weekend, we decided to give the Black Cat Tavern a try. It turned out to be a great choice. The chef here got...More

Thank recordman947
Colombo C, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

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

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michaeljk744
1 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.
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Cindy V
7 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.
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Courtney B
28 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Meals
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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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.
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