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Helen's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, they do well.

Thank b0nnieb00p
Concord, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and whatever the daily specials are - well, you can count on those being top... More 

Thank buonospirito
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 plenty of meat, sauerkraut and dressing. Well done. Just a friendly reminder, bring cash, no... More 

Thank Jim W
Boston, Massachusetts
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210 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 be crowded and noisy and there can be a line to get in, but the... More 

Thank mamacooking
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, sandwiches and entrees, plus daily specials. It is definitely casual, and you have to pay... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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321 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

excellent small town diner, well prepared foods, excellent breakfasts. right in the center of town, fun ambiance and efficient service. great breakfast items, though also serves lunch.

Thank Perspectech
Pasadena, California
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe food, with friendly service. We came for a light meal in the evening. Hamburger and Taco Salad were both very good. Not the energy or ambiance of the Main St Market but the food is good, less expensive, service as good or better, and it is easier to get in and out.

Thank HPH360
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Had the Monterey Scramble! Fantastic flavour!! Service was exceptionally fast...thanks, Gang! Cash only, so come prepared.

Thank Ghost4314
Medina, Ohio
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We ate here for breakfast and lunch. The seating is a bit tight, and there could be a wait, but it's good diner food in a great little town. It's a bit noisy, but what diner isn't.

Thank gbutlerfan2
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

When traveling, I try to find places that the local folks frequent, and Helen's is one of those places. As we looked over the menu, we heard one of the servers welcome a customer by name. Friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere, and delicious meals that are reasonably priced - perfect combination for a good restaurant. They also have ice cream, pastries,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?