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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (57 reviews)
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“cherry pie” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice breakfast. Lovely service and very kind and friendly waiters. Good food and good price! It is really a good place to eat your breakfast.

Thank Lotte63buchert
Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoy visiting this local shop. California cheese steak sandwich is soooo good, and my husband also likes the fried egg blt. Service is good, and it is a cash only establishment. Now that fall is here, the soup is also a great choice.

Thank Cyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My party of 6 had a great dining experience at Helen's! The waitstaff were excellent - quick and attentive. The manager came over several times to make sure we were happy with our food. He's a 4th generation owner and it's obvious that he cares...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Same waitresses for more than we can remember. And good diner-style food as well as umpteen varieties of soda-fountain treats. All on the charming Main Street of historic Concord. Better than it has to be, given the location.

Thank Ron N
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Note: Helen's is cash-only! We had excellent sandwiches! Ice cream vendor is a good one, but not necessarily the one posted outside.

Thank HenryW
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I can't remember what I ate! Nothing memorable. Poor service. Lackluster atmosphere. Stuffy & crowded

Thank jannpatterson
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent breakfast, excellent service. Parking outside on a meter. What more can I say? Nice wander down the street after to look at the shops. Really lovely.

Thank Telgip
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We walked here from Hawthorne Inn on our first night carrying our umbrellas and admiring the beautiful neighborhood of the Emerson's Alcott's and Emersons. The location is so central and the food was yummy. The service was so friendly asking us about our trip to...More

Thank Sandy I
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The first time we went we sat at the counter next to the kitchen. It was clean and the service was fast and friendly. Looking at other people's food on the way in made it difficult to choose. Everything looked good. Highly recommend.

Thank David T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Excellent casual dining with good food and pleasant service. Weekend breakfast will most likely be crowded. But, your reward in addition to the food and service is that you are in the middle of Concord< MA Center Street parking can be a challenge sometime but...More

Thank Jim W
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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