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Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
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Ranked #16 of 535 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $28
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Boxborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My daughter and her husband invited my wife and I over to this place for diner promising great experience. And it was... It was mostly a young crowd, but notice level was bearable.The food was very innovative: combination of ingredients, flavors and presentation. Kids split the chicken dish and we went for the fish. Incredible! The service was efficient, but... More

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Greater Metro NYC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant given other reviews and we were not disappointed. We love that the restaurant pays attention to little details like ice water in mason jars and a very comfortable atmosphere. The food is definitely flared southern, but also not super heavy if you want a more health conscious selection. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and our... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I'm still in disbelief but the manager was absolutely horrible. Half my of party, namely my parents, were stuck in traffic and he kept pestering me to the point of harassment, even though the rest of my party was ordering food and drinks. When they did come, he made a nasty comment to me about "enjoying it while I can".... More

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Providence, Rhode Island, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here with a couple of friends. We split the bill evenly. My friends had a few alcoholic beverages and we stuck with soft drinks. Because of this, my friends covered the tip. I forgot to leave the signed credit card slip before leaving. I realized this and contacted the restuarant the next day to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant. Whenever I want a special meal, we go here. The food is consistently fantastic. I've never had a bad meal. It's cozy and you'll need to make your reservations in advance. The menu is seasonal - I am always able to find a favorite - catfish, collards, cornbread, escargots. The wait staff is terrific -... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Pros: Good, well prepared food. Home style décor. Great location right next to the movie theater and dine before 6 and they'll buy you movie tickets and deliver it with the check (of course you do pay for the tickets). Fast and kind service. Especially enjoyed the beef tongue and catfish. Constantly changing menu. They validate parking. Cons: Expensive. Not... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had a good time here with some friends last summer. There's definitely a reason this place is so well-liked. Next time, I think we'd get there a little earlier to have a drink at the bar before our reservation time.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I think this place may think it is better than it actually is. The waiter we had was poor, uninterested, and board line rude. The food is quite good. If you're going try the BBQ shrimp.

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have nothing bad to say about my experience there; service was fine; food was okay; drinks were fine too. Maybe it was just me that evening but I wouldn't rush back. I had the special that evening the duck confit. It was okay but certainly not the best I've ever eaten, actually it was a bit salty. I am... More

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Madison, Mississippi
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I first dined here in 2010, after reading about it in an airline magazine and it quickly became my favorite restaurant ever. Some items may be a little out of the ordinary for New England patrons, but nothing so far outside of the realm of possibilities that you wouldn't be willing to give it a try. Believe me, you'll be... More

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