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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-778-1233
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Ranked #20 of 163 restaurants in Hyannis
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Liberty Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I ate lunch here and dinner twice during my week because of friends wanting to go there. Had the lobster roll, good but over priced. Chowder, good but not the best in town. Service in my opinion is what lacked. My last night in town I was alone and decided to go there and eat in the bar. I was... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After driving for 8 hours, we were looking for some delicious food and cold beer. We were happy to find both here. We found ourselves sitting amongst locals and tourist alike, in a friendly atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice, and checked in often with us, despite being in the middle rush. Friendly service, good food and cold local beer... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's not often I leave a restaurant with the overwhelming feeling that I've just been fleeced but I it got here. Rushed the service , main course arrived as starters were being finished , final bill dumped on table before we had finished mains . Managed a single drink before bill presented . Hadn't even open the bill before the... More

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

We are sorry to hear about your recent visit and that you felt rushed. Our goal is to give you efficient service in addition to an overall pleasant experience. We apologize that your server did not take the initiative to slow down your second course from arriving too soon. We genuinely appreciate your business and your comments are valued. More

Lewes, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Awesome bar and food is tremendous! An easy walk from local hotels. Clay chowder is the best I've ever had. Seafood fresh and cooked to perfection

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Youngstown, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This restaurant was not even on our radar when we visited Hyannis, but after the rep at the airport and the desk clerk at our hotel suggested it, we decided to give it a try, and we're glad we did. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was great. This restaurant has won awards for its clam chowder... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Hyannis after meeting Billy the night before when we drove past and he gave us directions and some local tips! We are so glad that we went back and ate there! The atmosphere was fitting and the food was excellent! The food was a little pricey, but worth it. Seafood can't be... More

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Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Good drinks, filling food, and a busy bartender who took time out to discuss how difficult those fancy bartender tricks are. The overall experience was terrific.

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Although a little pricey, $24.95, the lobster roll here is huge and straight up lobster with a little mayo on grilled roll. My son told me I had to write a review on it. He's 11 and is picky about his lobster rolls. My husband had the ahi tuna appetizer and that was delish also. I had beet and goat... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Scallop dinner and swordfish dinner were excellent. And very good cheesecake.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I live on the Cape and work in Hyannis. As a local, this is a favorite spot for a drink after work in the bar and some good food. The bar staff are so nice and the live entertainment they have lined up is always good. Can't go wrong with the drinks or the wine list. For food we recommend... More

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