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“Incredible chowder and lobster bisque!”
Review of Black Cat Tavern

Black Cat Tavern
Ranked #14 of 212 Restaurants in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$33
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This place won the clam chowder competition 3 years in a row and I can see why! The only thing better was the lobster bisque. I wanted to just grab a straw and never look back! The baked seafood sampler was only ok (everything just tasted like bacon), but the drinks were strong and plentiful so it would be a good bar if you wanted to stay a while (we just had one with dinner since the chowder was so filling).

Thank BarryBroughton
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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Hi Barry, thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the chowder and bisque! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Black Cat Tavern is a Hyannis waterfront staple. Make sure to get here early, or late... And still be prepared to wait. Unless you have a party of 6 or more, reservations will not be taken. Still, don't miss it!

Thank Marcia K
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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Hi Marcia, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you could dine with us and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I decided to try the Black Cat Tavern based on Trip Advisor reviews. We went on a Friday night and fully expected to wait since they take reservations only for parties of six or more people. The hostess told us that the wait was about 45 minutes, so we found a place to wait and I got a Black Cat Sangria for each of us. We recommend the sangria in either the red or white wine flavor. This helped to pass the time until our table was ready. We started with the stuffed mushrooms and I had a bowl of the (well deserved) award winning clam chowder. We both ordered the fish 'n chips and it was hot and delicious. For dessert, we shared the fruit crisp of the day - blueberry peach cobbler ala mode. To go along with the meal we enjoyed two more rounds of the Black Cat Sangria. Our waiter, "Chip", was attentive and upbeat. He was there when needed and busy elsewhere otherwise. If you have a chance to eat at the Black Cat Tavern in Hyannis, take it. It's an active place, so expect laughter and the sounds of people enjoying their evening. Ask to be seated on the bar side of the restaurant to enjoy the musician/singer who plays guitar or piano and sings popular songs. We enjoyed the food, wine, and service so much that we went back the next night - our 6th anniversary - for scallops and crab cakes.

Thank MJG03235
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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Thanks so much for such a nice review. We're so happy you shared your 6th anniversary with us! We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Great clam chowder and lots of fresh fish. My husband loved his lobster roll. Live music in the bar is a nice touch, and prices are reasonable.

Thank l0nnieand
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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2015

Hi Lonnie, thanks so much for your review. We're so happy you enjoyed your seafood and hope you come visit us again soon.

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate outside at the Raw Bar as inside seemed pretty loud. We walked back there and the employees just stared at us which made us think they weren't open or something. We sat at the bar and had a bowl of chowder. The woman working behind the bar was NOT social by any means, nor did they check on us at any point. They just continued what they were doing/talking to each other. This prompted us to leave after we ate the soup and head to another restaurant. The chowder was ehh - It was good.. but not the best! Maybe we'll go back for a lobster roll eventually.. but we definitely wont be sitting out back again.

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Thank Christine F
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