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“Best Southern Food I've had in a looooooong time! :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hungry Mother

Hungry Mother
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
617-499-0090
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Ranked #10 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
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.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Southern Food I've had in a looooooong time! :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Had dinner here last night! What a treat!

The atmosphere is really nice and the staff extremely well prepared, and polite.

Wine selection is not too vast but really nice with some real connoisseur pics.

We had boiled nuts, beef tongue, fried oysters, and gnocchi plus the delicious cornbread which was spectacular! Unfortunately no fried tomatoes last night...

As a main we got trout, chicken and pork which where all superbly cooked and the chicken was one of the most tender meats I have ever tried!

Desert was very delicate with a triumph of flavors in the mouth.

Parking is easy across the street in the cinema garage which is validated by the restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aurora, co
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Seriously great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Some of the best southern food I've had and I grew up in the south. Its a new approach for sure and it's wonderful. We tried the corn bread, kilt salad, scallops, pork, spice cake and loved every bite. Drinks where exceptionally good as well. Not only was the food wonderful, I really liked the vibe of the place. It was a really busy night but wait staff was flawless and conversation was easily audible.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Southern food in Cambridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The bartender made what my husband described as the 'best Manhattan I've ever had'. Great way to start an evening! The cornbread was delicious, served as a single round with delicious butter. Our group of 3 had no trouble finishing the larger order. My pork shoulder with bratwurst, greens and grits was a great symphony of taste. The scallops and oysters were delicious too. We shared the 'kilt' salad with baby kale and other wonderful fresh ingredients. The menu is short but all choices were wonderful. The noise level was low enough to allow for conversation without yelling. The menu changes frequently but it's all tasty.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Global
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“Creative and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What a great meal. Great food combinations, creative creations, and local ingredients.

Try the local cider from Cambridge -- Delicious.

Not really near anything (except MIT,) but worth the trip.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ny
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“Southern comfort in Cambridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stopped in here on Saturday night after the Sox sent the Yankees packing in an afternoon game. We were in a good mood and the Southern comfort food helped move us along, starting with a waitron who demonstrated considerable knowledge about the eclectic wine list. It was all good tasty food with Southern flavors at a reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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