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233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919 (Binney St.)
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.
617-499-0090
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

Small restaurant, you walk by the kitchen to get to tables. Kitchen looked very clean and organized. I had sweetbread appetizer. Very nice. Then I had Pork Shoulder for entree. The dessert was a chocolate terrene. It was outstanding. The service was great and we enjoyed our time there. I had an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jesse H
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small restaurant, you walk by the kitchen to get to tables. Kitchen looked very clean and organized. I had sweetbread appetizer. Very nice. Then I had Pork Shoulder for entree. The dessert was a chocolate terrene. It was outstanding. The service was great and we enjoyed our time there. I had an issue with the pork, but the manager made... More 

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Redwood City, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a great place to go for business, with friends or with a date. Beautiful decoration and the food is amazing. The four dish course is so worthy. It is enough to be full. Great choices for each of the dishes and my advice would be to make sure you save space for dessert

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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I went to Hungry Mother on the spur of the moment last Friday night. We were able to find seats at the bar as we had no reservations for the restaurant. The place was busy on this snowy evening. We ordered the soup and the sausage for appetizer, both delicious. I ordered the half order of the... More 

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boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Six of us went to Hungry Mother for a birthday dinner. The ambiance was fun, the service very attentive. The food was variable. A favorite was the skillet cornbread with sorghum butter - we had double helpings of that. The escargot were also very good. The scrapple tried too hard and while tasty, was not authentic and did not compare... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I brought my husband here for a birthday dinner - we have eaten here multiple times and have always had great food, great service. Before we came in tonight I checked the menu online and saw that they have gone to a four course prix fixe. I also noticed that there seemed to be no dishes (other than dessert) that... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The service and ambiance were great. But the food was not. My piece of fish in the monkfish chowder was salty and overcooked. The escargot appetizer was just greasy and inedible. The beet salad and duck were both good, but the duck came with an uninspired accompaniment. Not what you expect for the price. Dessert was delicious, but hardly made... More 

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The host was great-- he led us cheerfully to our table. From there, it was basically downhill. We had a late reservation, so decided to order wine by the glass--rather than the bottle--and to split several things rather than gorge. Our waiter was clearly unimpressed with this "light order" and let us know it--he scowled, grunted, and barely acknowledged us.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had an exceptional meal in "Hungry Mother" while visiting Cambridge from London last year, so we decided to go back. I had been dreaming about the cornbread the entire 2014, and although it was still good, it was not the same as I remembered it, not as moist may be... My main dish was a winged game, I think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Made reservations for a Saturday night. Sat at a small table upstairs. Had looked at the menu online and was excited to try some vegetarian options. The menu online wasn't updated and there were no vegetarian options on the actual menu. Our waitress said the chef could make gnocchi with vegetables or take the ham out of the shrimp and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was the best meal I had all year. The beef tongue was out of this world amazing. we ordered a second plate of it. The tagliatelle was just like my moms, rustic and so flavorful. The corn bread/quail egg/charcutier plate was the perfect balance of southern and french. I cant wait to go back. We also had some sort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
    (Binney St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-499-0090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?