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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (58 reviews)
“ice cream” (35 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

Easy to get to. Very convenient in concord. I had the tuna sandwich which was average. Good fries. But the malt frappe was amazing! I would go back.

Thank snowhiteheather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, a simple place that used to be an ice cream parlor a long time ago (Brigham's). Decent sized menu with lots of sandwiches, salads, burgers but also entrees such as stir-fries. Lots of locals eat here.

Thank BeantownMom_7
Reviewed 18 April 2017

4.5 stars for an average rating for this restaurant??? How?? Why?? What are people thinking?? This was one of the worst places my husband and I have had the unfortunate path to stumble upon. And we stumbled upon this restaurant based on the fabulous reviews...More

Thank CallalilyNewEngland
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The lunch menu was varied and plentiful. I ordered an Avacado BLT which was delicious. My husband had fish and chips which was cooked perfectly and a huge portion. The wait staff were lovely and prompt with service and turned the tables quickly and efficiently...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Helen's seems like a good local place. It was bustling at lunch when we were there, which is always a good sign. We did not have to wait too long for a table, though, and once seated the service was quick and our food came...More

Thank KGLondon
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you want a decent lunch or a light dinner, this is the place. The service is great, the atmosphere authentic, and the food is hot off the grill. Don't look for anything gourmet, it's strictly hamburger, salads, and ice-cream here, but what they do,...More

Thank b0nnieb00p
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Helen's is a great place to go for a late breakfast or lunch. The BLT sandwich is so fresh (I know, I'm praising such a simple thing!)- crispy lettuce, thoroughly cooked bacon and ripe tomatoes. It's perfect! The rest of the menu is also tasty...More

Thank buonospirito
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was my first time to Helen's Restaurant and I will definitely be coming back. The menu has a wide variety of food to chose from and I finally decided on the daily special, corn beef and pastrami sandwich. The sandwich was well made, with...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Not only is the menu extensive at Helen's but there are specials each day; there is something for everyone. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered and the burger, ordered with a side of greens, I had on my last visit was excellent. It can...More

Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 31 December 2016

When I was growing up, this restaurant was a Brigham's hot dog/burger/ice cream place. The booth set up is the same, but the menu is much wider and vastly improved. There's a wide variety of choices on the menu, and it's all pretty good--appetizers, salads,...More

Thank jogginggrandma
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Justine H
What time to you serve breakfast til?
7 November 2016|
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Response from Koen J | Reviewed this property |
7-11 am during the week including Saturday 8-12 am on Sundays
Do you have wine by the glass?
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.
Do you have wine by the glass?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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.