Hungry Mother

Southern / Soul, New American, Bar
$ $ $
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave (at Bristol St)
Cambridge, MA 02141
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm

Combine a menu of seasonally driven dishes made with locally sourced ingredients with chef Barry Maiden’s classical French culinary training, add in his love of Southern comfort foods, and you have Hungry Mother. Husband and wife team Alon Munzer and Rachel Miller Munzer run the wine and liquor programs and front of the house, respectively, and they do it very well. — Molly Aronica, 2/18/11



  • Southern inspired with New England ingredients and influence. A guaranteed good meal. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Shrimp and grits. Boiled peanuts. The menu might sound like itll more warm your soul than blow your mind. But blow your mind, it will.
  • They've got the balance down between being classy yet unpretentious. It's refined good ol' southern food.
  • Get the boiled peanuts (even in your drink)!
  • Hungry Mother brings southern charm to a high-tech hub with its comfort foods galore.
  • With first-rate food and drink minus stratospheric prices, they clearly know what they're doing here.
  • Get the beef tongue! It was my first and best tongue experience.
  • You'll be treated to smoked pork tenderloin & ragu with anson grits, mustard greens & chow chow, cornmeal catfish with low country red rice, andouille sausage, smoky tomato broth, & celeriac slaw.
  • The No. 47 is smooth, refreshing, and comes with a giant ice ball with which you can develop a lasting friendship. Order yours from Ned at the bar. He's the best.
  • An incredible twist on southern cuisine! The fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and shoulder bacon gnocchi are beyond delicious.
  • Reinventing Southern dishes with local ingredients, the kitchen sends out beef tongue on toast, grits and shrimp and rabbit rillette with coriander and honey. Dinner only. - Green Guide Editor
  • It's amazing that shrimp and grits can taste this good so far north. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Good beer great southern upscale fair
  • With this large a selection of different types of whiskeys, it would be a mistake to leave without trying an old-fashioned or Manhattan. Be adventurous and trust the bartenders.
  • Best corn bread on this side of the Mason-Dixon line. A must-try restaurant for Cajun cravers.
  • Discounted parking at Kendall Sq. garage (and they'll fetch your movie tickets!)
  • As mayor, I leave you the red hook #2 and the Hoskins. Your welcome.
  • oyster bacon & sparkling wine soup.... Heaven
  • Options range from bourbon-braised Berkshire pork shoulder w grits topped with one perfectly barbecued rib, to cornmeal-coated fried green tomato served w a slender shot glass of tomato-chervil water.
  • The late-night menu (served 10:01pm-12:30am, Tue to Sun) is a godsend. Get the pimiento cheese, country ham with biscuits, and anything with pickled okra.

Nearby places

One Kendall Sq (at Binney St)
92 Hampshire St (at Windsor St)
4 Cambridge Ctr (at Broadway)