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1193 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1317
+1 617-868-0004
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee, comfort food, always busy but rarely a wait - it's everything you want your Sunday morning to be. I am definitely not a white gravy person and I am in love with their biscuits and gravy!

Thank LilyK89
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped by Tupelo for dinner recently. Service was very friendly, kitchen cranked out dinner quickly, good music piped into dining room/bar area. Ordered the fried chicken with jalapeno mac & cheese, collard greens, cole slaw and cornbread with sweet tea. Chicken was cooked perfectly as were the sides. A hefty portion for the price, so go hungry!

Thank GoneTravelin07
Keller, Texas
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We saw this on DD&D, and just had to visit. We were there for brunch. We couldn't make up our mind so we went crazy. We ordered the gumbo, the biscuits and gravy, the cheesy grits and the applewood bacon. The cheesy grits were absolutely my favorite but it was all exceptionally good. They also had brewed tea. Such a... More 

Thank travelingirlnow
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Tupelo during the Boston leg of our New England road trip, having seen them on TV. For Europeans (Brit and German), the southern cuisine was a great new experience. The atmosphere is mellow and relaxing, I really liked the lay out for such a small place. The beer selection is impressive and looks like its regularly updated.... More 

Thank Ben T
Newton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nicely set up space with fun ambience. Started with cornbread, German pilsner, and an arugula salad all outstanding. We both got the fried chicken. I loved the chicken, but hubby thought the chicken breast he had was a bit dry. Mine was fine. The jalapeño mac'n cheese was also real good. However, the collards were vinegary, as was the slaw.... More 

Thank Bluenose934
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Place was half full and there were only two servers on but we were still helped right away - girl we had was friendly and attentive. Super relaxed place to hit when you want some killer comfort food. Had the fried chicken with mac n cheese, greens and some kind of pickled turnipy-type mix. I would do horrible, unforgivable things... More 

Thank Bryan B
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

They start you off with delicious corn bread and it just gets better. The braised pork belly was delicious and the hangar steak was scrumptious. The sides were okay (I'm not big on lime used for flavoring but my Peruvian wife LOVED it). In fact, my wife commented to the waiter about how similar the braised pork belly is to... More 

Thank Chip C
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

As southerners visiting Boston, we were really looking forward to testing the southern food here against what we are used to back home in SC. The service and environment were superb! We enjoyed the beer selection a lot, as well as the cornbread, grits, and jalapeno mac & cheese. The fried chicken wasn't as great as what we get down... More 

Thank caitlinod319
Hamburg, Germany
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90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Tupelo. The trout was fantastic, the ribs were a bit spicy, which is ok, but it's better if they tell you before. The service was nice. The food was served quite fast. We got a table without a reservation, which is something rare in Cambridge. Overall a nice experience.

Thank Sara808080
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Had a wonderful dinner here, really affordable for what you got. The Cajun Gumbo and the Vegetarian Gumbo are awesome. The Beer Battered Crepes were great also. The service was good, and friendly. Would certainly return the next time I am in town.

Thank Jayne T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1193 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-0004

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