Best of Boston

2011 Best Inman Square Restaurant, Casual


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,