Best of Boston

2011 BEST Inman Square Restaurant, Casual

Tupelo

Down-home, classic southern food is what pulls locals through Tupelo’s doors, and the rustic charm and hospitality are what keep them at the table—downing andouille-and-okra-flecked gumbo and plates of fried oysters. Oh, and those folks wandering in after 9 p.m. looking for crispy grits and locally produced brews? Ain’t no thang; this is one joint where that kind of behavior is encouraged.

1193 Cambridge St. Cambridge 617-868-0004 tupelo02139.com