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Black Cat Tavern

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165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got a table outside with the heaters to warm us up which was very nice and our waiter was nice also. We ordered the chowder because it said award-winning, but it was pretty hot for my taste as far as herbs it seem to have an overload of herbs. Do you like spicy food but not really in my clam... More 

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Thank leannquinn
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by after departing the Nantucket Ferry. Clam chowder was smooth with a nice peppery kick. Nice and hot. A real treat. The lobster grilled cheese was decadent and full of nice chunks. Waitress was delightful.

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Thank Eric B
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner in this busy and extremely well run restaurant. Service was very fast, menu offers many choices, wine list could be improved but overall a very nice dinner experience with good fresh local food.

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Thank sk8rmom4ever
Kingston, New York
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200 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard from the locals that this place had the best lobster roll on the Cape!! So we drove from Falmouth for lunch and were glad we were there off season and during the week, because it appeared to be a very popular spot. The interior is truly inviting in the old fashioned tavern sense. It has a beautiful historic... More 

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

Thank you for your review Mary Anne, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your lobster roll! We hope you and your family will stop by and visit us again upon your next visit to Hyannis. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food at reasonable price and very comfortable atmosphere. Chowder is excellent, could have had that for a meal itself.

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

Thank you for your review! Please visit again for more chowder. More 

North Eastham, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place to eat on Tuesday while we waited for the ferry to Nantucket for Thanksgiving weekend with our family. We have never tried this place but decided it looked nice. Oh, we were so happy when we were led to a room and seated right in front of the fireplace. Cozy. There were seven of us and... More 

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Thank WorldTravel1962
Blackcathyannis, Public Relations Manager at Black Cat Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate your feedback! Please visit us again during your next visit in Hyannisport/traveling to Nantucket. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely seafood dinner our party of 3 enjoyed last week. It was a chilly, crisp Cape Cod evening and we were seated in the fireplace section which was warm and comfy. Service was exceptional - prompt, professional and friendly. The food was out of this world - boiled lobster (market price and very reasonable) dinners and a fried... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that your experience with us was a pleasant one! Please visit again for more seafood dishes. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner was on point; everything was very rich and freshly made. Seafood is truly their specialty. My only critique is their lobster bisque was a little too buttery for my taste, but their fish dishes and calamari is yummy! Also great location overlooking the water.

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

Thank you for your feedback Diana, we appreciate your kind words and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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244 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boasting "Cape Cod Chowder Festival Champions" & backing up that claim! Huge bowl perfectly blended with many bites of flavorful clams. Fried whole belly Clams were also delicious. The extensive menu offers a variety of seafood / burgers / steaks / chops / specials / The restaurant has a spacious bar and piano lounge with live music offered four nights... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Please visit again soon for more of our chowder. More 

Shorewood, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oyster po'boys were outstanding, better than any we've had in New Orleans. A fine menu. Chowder was also great. Nice venue inside and on the porch.

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

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again during your next visit to Hyannisport! 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
US$11 - US$43
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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?