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Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
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Ranked #10 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $28
Mon - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Binney St.
Transit: Hungry Mother is a 10 minute walk from the Kendall-MIT redline stop. Walk through Marriott hotel, turn left on Broadway, cross railroad tracks, bear right on Hampshire St., turn right on Cardinal Medeiros Ave. The restaurant is at the end of the block on the left.
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure how such a variety of excellent dishes comes out of such a small kitchen, but this place manages to produce some of the best Southern food that this native Virginian has ever had north of the Mason-Dixon line. Part of this place's appeal is due to the fact that most dishes are not simply replicas of classic... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There was no rush at Hungry Mother. Every step took time which was great for us because we had a lot to talk about. Do not expect a quick meal. I started dinner with a nice "green" chartreuse. A tasty grits dish followed, then collards and catfish. I've been a catfish fan since sitting next to Miss Catfish of Mississippi,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

First, the service here was exceptional - timely yet private and always pleasent in a very authentic fashion. We had the four course selection and had no regrets. The escargot with black butter were fantastic and may be the best we have had anywhere. A little bread would be a good addition yet the dish holds its own. My wife... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First, I have to say that we received some of the best service ever during our dinner from our waitress Stephanie. Our drink glasses were never empty. We never felt rushed, nor ignored on the other hand. She was engaging and offered great menu suggestions. If you can request a waitress, she's the one! To the food: the other reviews... More

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Cambridge, Ma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First we were served nibbles of roasted peanuts in the shells. I started my dinner with a dish of snails bathed in a combination of herbs and seaweed. We shared a side dish of stuffed eggs My main plate was catfish, Dessert was a coconut cake booth done with perfection.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As a first timer to Cambridge, we read the reviews, checked on the menu, got our reservations and proceeded to have a very enjoyable time at Hungry Mother. Our waitress was not rude, but not engaging, and the wine by the glass was acceptable.The place was cozy, as mentioned alot, and the other tables, while close, were not too close.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Hungry Mother has been around for a few years and is one of the restaurants on our short list of places we like to regularly return. Southern and southern-inspired food, with a fun but not unbearably trendy atmosphere and good cocktails. The vibe is low-key, but comfortable and upscale enough for a date or to bring your parents, with a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I just found this place while walking around and decided to try it. Their steak was extraordinary! The corn with it was buttery and the cabbage delicious. The steak itself was juicy and just perfect. I wiped out the whole plate and you could not even tell there was ever food in that plate :) I would highly recommend this... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

First, you've got to know that the food at Hungry Mother is some of the best in Boston. The complexity of the flavors was amazing - my mouth was challenged and delighted at every bite, trying to discern the flavor profiles used by the chef. The food is some of the best in Boston - and it deserves 5 stars.... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were recommended to try Hungry Mother by a server in another restaurant and we could see why. The food was unusual and unique; and if that is done well it is the basis for good word of mouth. The look of the restaurant is low key and subdued. A fairly large place but broken up into smaller sections which... More

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Additional Information about Hungry Mother

Address: 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
Phone Number: 617-499-0090
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
Cuisine: American

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