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Black Cat Tavern

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165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-778-1233
11:30 am - 10:00 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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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I eat here every time I come to Cape Cod and it hasn't let me down once! I highly suggest the stuff whole lobster - or if you are on a tighter budger, the stuffed shrimp. It has the same yummy lobster stuffing (think crabcake, but better)! If you are into artisan salads, they have a beet/goat cheese/walnut salad that... More 

Thank Lexipup12
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was very good, it was extremely busy and crowded, so the A/C inside could not keep up. Next time we'll request the outside w/the breeze.

Thank MicheleAndrade
New Providence, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was great! The food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the service was terrific. Katherine, our server was very busy with a full section but you would never know it as she was super attentive but not overly attentive and everything was to us in a very timely manner. I look forward to visiting this place again... More 

Thank Arcadia23
Naples, Florida
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average Food, Friendly service, There is not much to say, since our orders were limited to a quick lunch on our way to Provincetown. Nice location across of ferry stations and the tavern offer valet parking service. Erick B. Naples

Thank Erick B
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good clam chowder. My daughter loved the popcorn shrimp. Waitress was grumpy. Dark inside. No room outside.

Thank AmeliaBaarn
Rochester, NY
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went early so got a nice window seat looking at the harbor. Great people and boat watching. Also offers outside seating but we passed as it was very hot. We had two versions of scallops, both were excellent! Service was great. Even had free valet parking parking in the driveway just past the restaurant (tip the guy $5)

Thank DrWillie
Glastonbury, CT
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The girl at the front desk of our hotel recommended The Black Cat Tavern to us our first night in Hyannis. We arrived here around 6:30 on a Friday night and we thought it would be a long wait for a table outside. To our surprise there was only a ten minute wait. It was a beautiful night and we... More 

Thank Emily P
Richmond Hill
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried the clam chowder in several restaurants in Hyannis and Cape Cod. The Black Cat has the the best clam chowder. We ordered the lobster and it was good too. We arrived by 6 PM and almost didn't get a parking spot. Arrive early for dinner during the summer. Line ups form by the entrance. Parking is tricky but... More 

Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We never got our bread,overpriced,bad food, we had to wait 30 minutes for a table,very noisy and tonic was flat, very noisy, we got sick when we got to our hotel room

Thank karenechels
Suwanee, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This location is one of three restaurants owned and operated by a long-time local business owner. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. The chowder and lobster roll are award winning. We had both items and they were excellent. Main course was the lobster gnocchi pomodoro and beet salad. Again, the flavors were top notch. The live music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $43
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?