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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“cherry pie” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (27 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were out exploring the area and wanted lunch. Helen’s looked inviting! The restaurant and restrooms were clean, the service prompt and pleasant and the food delicious. One of us had the meatloaf dinner; portion was very generous. I had the chicken salad on toast....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helen's is an excellent little restaurant in the center of Concord. The food is delicious and very ample portions. It is always bustling with people. If you go though make sure you bring CASH. They don't accept CC or debit.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helen's offers no nonsense food at a reasonable price. Breakfasts are excellent and they do wonderful burgers and fries. Remember to bring cash as they don't take credit cards.

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, quality food, and very, very nice wait staff. One of the oldest diners in New England with local ownership history. We have frequented Helen's for over 30 years and have never been disappointed.

Thank Vincent V
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, good service. We all ordered sandwiches: pastrami, meatloaf, and Helen's club. All we're very tasty. Sweet potato fries were also good.

Thank Irena T
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went there the first morning after arriving on a late flight from London to visit friends for Thanksgiving. Had a full American breakfast with endless cup of coffee. Very good food and excellent service. Friendly neighbourhood restaurant.

Thank John T
Reviewed 14 November 2017

My wife and I stopped in to Helen's for some ice cream and cookies on our walk around Concord. Great service.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful small restaurant. Home cooking at a good price. Friendly wait staff. Nice variety of food. Cash only.

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We decided to walk around Concord on a beautiful fall afternoon. Found Helen's Restaurant by accident but what a delight. Food was excellent. Even though it was crowded service was fine. They don't take credit cards so bring cash.

Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Pictured, is the largest banana split that I’ve ever had. Two bananas, about 4 gallons if ice cream (I’m exaggerating a little), fruit, whipped cream, nuts. They have a lot of other good-looking stuff on the menu, but we focused on desert.

Thank Travelinman2015
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Justine H
7 November 2016|
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Response from koenj815 | Reviewed this property |
7-11 am during the week including Saturday 8-12 am on Sundays
24 December 2014|
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Response from Paris-Cemeteries | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they serve liquor, wine or other spirits.
24 December 2014|
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Response from Dale O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know either. You will enjoy your visit there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 978-369-9885
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This is a popular local spot perfect for tourists, too (Concord is a big tourist town). Looks and feels like a hip diner, but the food, esp breakfast, is anything but.
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