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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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11:30 am - 11:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing chowder! And the martinis aren't bad, either..

Recent business trip to Hyannis was certainly made memorable by our dinner at this great restaurant! The service was wonderful! We had the clam chowder and it was one of the best I've ever had and I'm pretty picky. It was creamy (not TOO creamy) and a little herby which I love. Not too many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Melissamania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Southwick
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Black is across the street from Hyannis Harbor and numerous commercial boats and ferries. One can eat inside or outside under cover (weather permitting). The food and service are excellent. Some of their famous menu items are their oven roasted pistachio encrusted salmon, sesame crusted yellow-fin tuna, pan seared scallop and clam chowder. Their fresh fruit risotto side is... More 

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Milton, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Staff were super friendly and food was delicious ! The best clam chowder I've ever tasted, very good lobster roll, scallops and dessert- carrot cake ! Everything was good :)

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

Thank you for coming to the Black Cat while you were visiting Cape Cod, Olga. So glad you enjoyed the lobster roll, chowder and scallops! Thanks for sharing your kind thoughts on your experience. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted a good local seafood restaurant. The Black Cat Tavern was recommended to us by the front desk clerk at the resort we were staying at. It was everything we could have asked for. Great ambiance, friendly waitress and a wonderful, moderately priced seafood menu. My wife had shrimp and vegetables over thin... More 

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

Thanks so much for joining us on your anniversary, Louis. We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner and appreciate your taking the time to share such a kind review. More 

Crown Point, Indiana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our hotel recommended the Black and we couldn't have been happier. The Mediterranean salad is fantastic, as was the swordfish, but the Clam Chowder is unbelievable good. We ended up going back the next night for more chowder and sushi. Great atmosphere, good music, and awesome service. I only wish they could ship that chowder!!!!

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

Wow...thanks for joining us two nights in a row! So glad you enjoyed everything and we really appreciate your taking the time to share your positive thoughts. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wow best lobster roll ever The staff were very very friendly great atompher Good music so great we csme back tonight's in a row and brought friends who also agreed how good it was will defiantly become our new place to eat in town

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

Thanks, Vanessa! So you glad you enjoyed the Black Cat! More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Recent business trip to Hyannis was certainly made memorable by our dinner at this great restaurant! The service was wonderful! We had the clam chowder and it was one of the best I've ever had and I'm pretty picky. It was creamy (not TOO creamy) and a little herby which I love. Not too many potatoes and they were cut... More 

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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 enjoyed everything and we really appreciate your sharing such kind words. More 

calera, al
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

Thanks so much for coming in while you were visiting Cape Cod, Connie. So glad you enjoyed your experience at the Black Cat Tavern and we really appreciate your taking the time to share such kind words. More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?