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Black Cat Tavern

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165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-778-1233
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our casual waterfront restaurant is located right on the docks of Hyannis...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 112
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  • 57
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No bad luck when you cross this Black Cat's path!

The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and fun! Our hotel recommended this place, and it was so much better than the one across the street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Connie H
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calera, al
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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708 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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calera, al
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and fun! Our hotel recommended this place, and it was so much better than the one across the street.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

5 stars. Delicious food. Decent prices with a very friendly wait staff. Not a bad thing I can say about this restaurant. Just wish it was closer to where I live.

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us while you were visiting the Cape. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your taking the time to share such a positive review. All the best - The Cat Crew More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fantastic amount of fresh lobster in our three rolls. Great food overall. Valet parking was a nice touch.

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. So glad you all enjoyed your lobster rolls! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We wanted Seafood and the Hotel recommended here, we were not disappointed, it was snowing heavily on the night we went so the kitchen closed early but we weren't rushed. We had the chowder followed by Cajun Swordfish and Calamari, all excellent, would definitely recommend you try this place. You can just go in and sit at the bar for... More 

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on yet another snowy night on Cape Cod, Suzanne. So glad you enjoyed your dinner. We appreciate your taking the time to share such a positive review on your experience at the Black Cat. More 

durango, co
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have visited there twice. Once for lunch while awaiting the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and once while staying over in Hyannis. The food and service could not have been better. I think it is one of the best managed resturants I have been to in some time. I will send friends family and myself back over and over. The... More 

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and for sharing such kind words about your experience. We really appreciate it! More 

dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were a party of nine who came here because one of our party used to work here and was keen to return as a customer. The manager (owner?) barely acknowledged his returning waitress and did not greet our table or any other table as far as I could see, he seemed only interested in turning the table over as... More 

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Blackcathyannis, Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Black Cat Tavern and for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Kingwood, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Service and meal were good. A year round restaurant. They seem to truly want you to have a nice experience there.

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us in October. So glad you enjoyed it! More 

Ludlow, Ma.
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very nice restaurant, typical new england fare pretty well done. Service was good, right down by the harbor. Would return for sure.

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in - so glad you enjoyed it, SoxFan! More 

Massachusets
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice place even when crowded. Very costly. One of the best and costliest in Hyannis. Seafood and mixed drinks dinning and bar nice.

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your food. Thank you! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was here for business and wanted a different place to eat, Black Cat came highly recommended and I'm glad I went. They had Stella on tap, I tried Scrod and it was really good and the bacon wrapped scallops were AWESOME!

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Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit and your "awesome" scallops! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-778-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 43
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?