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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great fish and chips and sampler. Would return for sure. We ate outside and enjoyed the scenery.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Consistently excellent food and service. Primarily offers extensive seafood dishes along with beef and chicken dishes. Private, club atmosphere and decor. Music available outside in season. Love it!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you next time you stop by!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I notice there are over 2300 reviews so I will simply report our experience. I had the clam chowder (good and thick as stew) and the pan seared lobster & boursin cake. Both were very good. My wife also had the chowder but got baked/fried...fish tocos which she said were pretty bland and tasteless. I guess it was :cape" cod :-) She said she should have gotten the fish breaded and deep fried. Regradless, along with a pint of Cape Cod Red, it was a good meal even though it rained.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate on the patio for an early dinner right before Memorial Day. So not too busy yet. Great food, good service, great views. Try the clam chowder. It is expensive but worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We hope you'll stop in again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on a recommendation. Food was good as well as the service. Free parking for customers which is good. Everywhere else in the town wanted a whole lot of money to park to explore the town. Clam chowder was good as well as the seared...tuna tacos and the fish tacos. After lunch we left the area. It looked nice but I wasn't paying $28 dollars to park.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Black Cat. We hope you'll stop in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They advertise Chowder Championship. I'm from Boston so have certain expectations. Anyways, I paid almost $13 for an ahem, "BOWL" of clam chowder to go. Well, what to my surprise when a SMALL CUP of clam chowder did I produce. I was like, "Really???" What...is a cup, a shot of clam chowder, seriously. The worst was that there was not ONE good piece of clam in it. There were barely miniscule pieces of clams that if you didn't know what it was, you'd never know. BEWARE!! Never again!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Please accept our apologies that it did not meet your expectations. We have passed your feedback on to management and the kitchen. Thanks again.

Reviewed May 12, 2022

Ordered the giant lobster roll and to me it had no flavor. Not impressed. Also did not enjoy the ambience where we where seated. Dark and crowded. Ate here years ago and adored it. Perhaps the outside dining made the difference.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Please accept our apologies. We value customer feedback and have forwarded your review to management to be addressed directly. Thanks again.

Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

We always enjoy the food here. This time I ordered the scampi, thinking traditional. But when I received it it was loaded with tomatoes. Who puts tomatoes in scampi? Everything else was super yummy. It won’t deter me from returning

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2022

Thank you very much for your review! We're sorry to hear your dish wasn't quite what you expected, but we look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed May 2, 2022

The place was suggested to me as a seafood restaurant but the menu was pretty standard. I had fried fish tacos. Tom and Padma (Top Chef) would not have been pleased because they were impossible to eat without things falling out and juices everywhere. The...flavors were nice though. Came with bag of chips. Staff everywhere. Nice view of harbor across the street.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2022

Thanks for your review! We hope you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed April 30, 2022

I like the Black Cat very much! I sat up at the lovely spcious bar by myself. Since I live on Cape Cod, I have come here for several years. The Server's were attentive and friendly. I got the Cod....with vegetables and baked potato. Plenty...of veggies and baked potato. Although the Cod fish was delicious the portion was small. For the price, I would have liked less veggies, potato and a larger portion of fish. (This is the reason I gave a very good rating instead of excellent). Larger portion of fish please.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2022

Thanks very much for your review! We hope you'll stop in again soon.

Reviewed April 25, 2022 via mobile

There is a reason this place has a good rep! I feel as if it has been around forever- but it definitely did not feel "dated!" Friendly service and yummy food ( and drinks.) Slightly pricey for the food and drinks but would still recommend....Prices were not outrageous and the location alone made it worth it. We went at lunch time before the summer season- I hope to go back during the summer! The "street manager " was super friendly and made the experience even better!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thanks very much for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed April 18, 2022

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here. I had the Fried shrimp, He had the Turkey BLT. The food was so fresh and delicious. Our waiter was helpful and quick to serve. I will surly go again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Thanks so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 9, 2022

Service was great. Fish and chips was amazing as was the lobster cakes with bousin and clam chowder. Saturday night was busy but we didn't have to wait long

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jennifer K, Marketing at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2022

Thanks so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed January 18, 2022

This is our go to place on the cape. My wife is from here and this place has great food all around. I will start with the tacos. My wife and I love the shrimp tacos and last time I had the tuna tacos which...were amazing. Now lets discuss their clam chowder which in my opinion is the best I've ever had, bar none.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

While visiting the Cape Cod area, we had lunch at the Black Cat Tavern. This is a nice place and apparently is a local favorite. I ordered the Cornmeal Cod and my wife tried the Baked Sea Scallops. Our entrees were very tasty and they...hit the spot. The food and service is very good here. Natalia did a great job. I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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ParAvionEnBateau
August 12, 2019|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I did not have that menu selection. I did find the food to be wonderful overall. Sincerely, John Emond
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michaeljk744
August 1, 2017|
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Response from michael_clarkeNYC | Reviewed this property |
I should have ordered it but didn't. The lobster on a salad I think is the best selection. The family next to us ordered one for each of them. Five plates total. Instant envy.
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Cindy V
June 7, 2017|
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I need gluten-free as I have a wheat allergy and they were able to accommodate me. Very nice people and great food.
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Black Cat Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4