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Black Cat Tavern

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165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4736
+1 508-778-1233
11:30 - 22:00
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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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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for lunch on a rainy day, as we were told it's a great place. There was no wait. Ordered the clam chowder and lobster roll. The chowder was very flavorful, and we were told it had won many awards. I would have liked it to have a bit of a thicker consistency, but that's just my taste. The lobster... More 

Thank RioB72
Toronto, Canada
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217 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We (Three adults, two teens) had a range of dishes -- the Black Cat fried calamari, the diver scallops, lobster roll, baked seafood sampler, and just plain spaghetti and butter (with parmesan). Everything was fantastic. We shared the grape nuts pudding and cheesecake without bloodshed. Our server was incredible (Dorie),one of the best servers ever. The Black Cat is a... More 

Thank BandB-1508
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Black Cat Tavern is an amazing place for lunch and dinner. Their claim to fame may be their clam chowder and lobster rolls, but the fried calamari is not to be missed. there was friendly wait staff, and sea-inspired decor made our lunch fantastic.

Thank Kathryn S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé,myself and my two daughters came here on Sunday for Easter. We were seated promptly by a friendly staff member. the food was delicious, especially the clam chowder. It was the best I have ever had. The bathrooms were clean, the only issue I had was with the seat. It was way to low for the table, which made... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal, and are always happy to hear feedback that can help us improve. More 

Centerville, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot in this establishment is the large bar. Jamie and DawnRae are the best behind the bar and always give you fast friendly service. They talk to the patrons as well as keep up with orders, so pulling double duty. Dave C. the owner is smart to keep these two folks.

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

Glad you had a good time. Jamie and DawnRae are indeed the best! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I leave in Virginia and not in the North East so consider that but they had the best Lobster Roll that I have ever head. It felt like I ate an entire lobster without the work. It was fresh and tasty - the condiments were subtle. The lobster roll is reason enough to visit this place right across from the... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review of two of our favorite dishes! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place came recommend by a local. The lobster roll was good. It had about 9oz of lobster meat and was lightly dressed with mayo. The toasted buttered bun made the sandwich!

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

Thanks for taking the time to review, we're so glad you enjoyed our lobster roll! More 

New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not many places open pre season this place was had a terrific meal service was awesome price ok but we r from New York and prices always high here

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

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been traveling all day and hadn't eaten so we kind of overordered but the food and atmosphere were wonderful. I had the scallops with risotto and my husband had the fried seafood platter. We had the chowder first and could have probably been satisfied with that if we had known how thick and rich it was. Drinks were... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing review. We're so happy you had a good meal! More 

Hyannis, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Cat is located in a prime area. Enjoy drinks, a meal or both while watching the boats in the harbor and tourists strolling by. The pistachio salmon is absolutely delicious.

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

Glad you could join us, hope we see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
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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