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“Warm welcome with beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Black Cat Tavern

Black Cat Tavern
Ranked #6 of 189 Restaurants in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Warm welcome with beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Warm welkome With lavish sea food dinner and nice staff...........,,,,,,,,,,,,,...................Xxxxxxxxxxxx cxxxxxxxxxxxxxc

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Warnsveld, The Netherlands
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“Excellent food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Good food! Make sure to try the scrod with coconut/lime. Smoked salmon teriyaki: the salmon is excellent, the teriyaki is not really teriyaki in my opinion but nevertheless a great dish. We went back here twice, the waitresses are ever so friendly. This is going to sound harsh but I got the impression that management have trained them into robots with no personality. It is all too perfect! Let's just say that the staff know exactly how to make you feel welcome, but all of them behave exactly the same. Also spotted someone literally commanding the 'water boy' over to our table in a rude manner, less than a minute after the waitress asked us if we wanted tap or bottled water. You can also ask someone if they can get the water please, instead of the evil eye followed by pointing at the table). In any case, the approach seems to work as the customers all seem to enjoy their visit, and both waitress and water boy are at the table before you even realise you need something.

In any case, we went back there the next night when the restaurant and the staff were more relaxed. Excellent food, good portions and friendly staff, what else can you wish for?

  • Visited May 2014
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Flushing, New York
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“Fun place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a warm and helpful waitress. Good burgers and fries. Lively rooms, dark old wood sea faring design. Excellent location. Nice area for a walk and some exploration after dinner around the dock and ferry.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lumberville, Pennsylvania
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“Quick and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Taking Ferry to Nantucket or coming back to Hyanis, this is a great place to eat. Parking, wonderful service and excellent food. Best french fries and very fresh seafood, burgers too.
Waiting for ferry or coming back at noon, try this one. You will like it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Orlanda fl
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“Its The Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant many times with family and friends. We were sad to learn that it had changed hands. The new owners run one of the better places in downtown Hyannis, so we gave the new Black Cat a try.

The view of the harbor is appealing to us any time of the year. The interior was as nice as before and the server was above average, being both very attentive and pleasant. An order of scallops was a dissapointment. The few small scallops did not justify the price. My meal was underwhelming in texture and taste and the presentation of both was poor. Any kitchen can have an off day, but I won't be rushing back wih friends anymore.

  • Visited May 2014
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