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Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (185 reviews)
“lobster roll” (147 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good choice for casual lunch on a weekday (no wait). Food and service were good. Kids menu was also nice.

Thank JF_NYC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Lobster Roll was perfect with very little mayo, which was great cause you can taste the Lobster. Chunks of Loster claws! On a toasted crunchy roll. Amazing! The Chowder Delicious! It was Heavenly good. And Great Beer! The service was excellente. Great staff. Very...More

Thank Marysol V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was good. I had a chicken Caesar wrap and fries. My husband had the King hotdog. Everyone was very friendly. Food came in a flash. The Bourbon Lemonade was yummy. Would go back in heart beat!!!

Thank aunicorn30
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by after a long drive. Welcoming staff. Good food. Love the location Waitress very accommodating. Center of all the action. Fun crowd

Thank apmalone10
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was good, music was great! We were told it would be a 45 minute wait, was only 30 minutes. Seated in the bar area with great music! Our group ordered shrimp saute, fried shrimp, sirloin tips and the ribeye steak. All dishes were good...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great outdoor area..heat lamps! Food was good, great place for appetizers and drinks. Good outdoor bar area.

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love black cats so this was a no brainer to at least go in. The food was amazing! I had a grilled chicken sandwich which was very good. Friends had the lobster roll and tuna tacos. They said it was excellent. I do not...More

Thank Paw_paw1979
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Meeting friends. Delicious food-fish & chicken . Highly recommend. Price is reasonable. Scenic location. Valet parking.

Thank FalmouthGiarla
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in during our visit to the Hyannis waterfront. We sat outside and had a great view of the water. The staff were friendly, and the food was good. There was something for everyone - we had several non-seafood lovers in the group.

Thank RoadTripsUnlimited
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not be discouraged but the wait! The service is excellent and the food is outstanding! We enjoyed live music while we dined and the ambiance is relaxed! Run don,t walk there while you wait look over the menu!

Thank Donna727267
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Questions & Answers
2 August 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
8 June 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
29 June 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
USD 11 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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