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Black Cat Tavern

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165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Akumal
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Black Cat Tavern is located on the Hyannis waterfront/ Harbor, and their advertising of “casual dining” is spot on. It was an unfortunate occasion that had me in Hyannis one late afternoon in late October, and I took advantage of its proximity and my urge for fried clams to venture over to the harbor and The Black Cat. I... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to share such a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Centerville, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting with a friend just before they closed for the winter. My friend ordered an Espresso Martini and asked for it a certain way. The female bartender seemed a little unpolished, but then again it was end of season. She didn't think I saw her take a sip from my friend's glass before she served it. Bartender wanted... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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252 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have it on good information from several locals that The Black Cat has the best Clam Chowder in Cape Code. In fact their chowder won the 2016 Cape Code Clam Chowder cook-off! (Don't really know what contest they won but they took it this year.) I can attest to the fact it was some of the most flavorful chowder... More 

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north falmouth , ma
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice Saturday and we went to see a jeweler in Hyannis .When we were done my wife and I decided to find a place on the harbor for lunch. After a quick check to see what places were open we decided on the Black Cat ( a place I used to go to when I worked in... More 

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

Thank you very much for your honest review, we appreciate your feedback as well as your business! More 

Missouri City, Texas, USA
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch. Have been there before during the summer months, but not during December. The clam chowder was great. My husband was thrilled they had fried whole belly claims. Great location and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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

We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit, we will have some chowder ready for you! More 

North Of Boston
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food and the two piece music. Guitar and keyboard and singing. They were able to accommodate my wheat allergy. Had a great persimmon and cucumber martini. Pricey but a huge glass. The waitress was wonderful. Don't remember her name but she was working this past Friday night. .I would recommend this place.

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

Thank you very much for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you back soon for more good eats and martini's. More 

New Mexico
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Black Cat many time but this time we took family from New Mexico on a holiday trip. We stopped here for lunch and it was so much fun. We went for the clam chowder, which was the best of the entire trip-plenty of succulent clams and creamy soup. We shared lobster rolls, because they are large... More 

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

We appreciate your consistent business as well as taking the time to write us a review! We look forward to future visits with you and your family. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Black Cat Tavern was the closest place to our weekend accommodation so I'm sure this will not be our last visit. We dropped in for a late lunch and found an excellent welcome, a table with a view, and a full choice of appetizers and entrees. We came in for the fish offerings and neither of us was disappointed.... More 

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

Thank you for such a thorough review, we appreciate all your lovely feedback! Please visit us again while in the area for more seafood dishes! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Black Cat. Fried whole belly clams were perfect. Chowder is great. Lovely place any season of the year.

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

Thank you for your review Vicky, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your clams and chowder! Please visit us again soon. More 

North Eastham, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently reviewed this restaurant and regretted that I had not tried the Clam Chowder and Calamari. So after attending the Cape Cod Sympathy we headed over to Black Cat again. It was a cold night so I was thrilled to see the large portion of hot clam chowder. There is a sign out front that says they have won... More 

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

We are happy to hear you made another visit just to try the chowder, we hope to see you again soon! Happy New Year. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $43
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?