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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“chowder” (187 reviews)
“lobster roll” (157 reviews)
“seafood” (132 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the scallop with risotto special. It was excellent. There were many gluten free options including French fries, which were a hit. Great view of harbor.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a late lunch in downtown Hyannis . It was highly recommended and it was everything we were expecting. The atmosphere is that of s wonderful old classic tavern. A beautiful bar, great seating area and lovely outdoor dining area. Best of all a...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We first went to the Black cat Tavern two summers ago and the food has been consistently superior to other restaurants in the area. They do not take reservations and are expensive, there is always a wait around 30-60 min. The food for the last...More

Thank daisy337
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went shopping on Main Street in Hyannis, then it started raining so we took a quick drive to the Black Cat Tavern. It's located right across the street from the Hyline Ferry. The food was very good and the view of the boat harbor...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived at restaurant as had no reservation and only had to wait for 10minutes. Good variety of food and drinks. We ordered a cup of chowder which was our first and was excellent, so tasty. Unfortunately, whilst we were still eating the chowder the server...More

Thank Aqua2168
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying in Hyannis at a hotel within strolling distance of the tavern. We saw the tavern and people sitting outside eating and drinking. We walked in late evening. We sat at the bar. We had spicy wings and beer and cider. Very nice...More

Thank Markmark1963
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the place to go for chowdah! I have lived in New England for a lng time, and love chowdah. This was the best I have had! Ordered a stuffie to go with it thar was very good, and quite filling. If you want...More

Thank sap2work
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was just OK. The lobster roll $28 and came with just a small bag of chips (in the bag!). It wasn’t special at all and cost double other lobster rolls on the Cape. The clam chowder was VERY good and we could see...More

Thank Cassie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped here for a mandatory seafood meal during my brief vacation. This location is lively all and and especially at night, which adds some much appreciated energy to the harbor area in the evening. The staff is cordial and I had probably the best...More

Thank jcp250
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best clam chowder we have had and it had good steaks with shrimp. The stuffed shrimp were tasty with great filling.

Thank rakams
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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.
Cindy V
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Linus L | Reviewed this property |
I do not have a gluten problem. I rarely ate whole wheat bread.
Courtney B
June 28, 2016|
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Response from bearcapecod | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no, complex flavours, didn't really see a kids menu, more of an adult scene, wine bar, etc,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 02601-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-778-1233
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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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