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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (36 reviews)
“cherry pie” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Helen's is the best and affordable place to eat in the center of town. Portions are big and the food tastes good. But it is a small place, and there is always a line to get in.

Thank I M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I arrived at 7:30pm unaware they closed at 8. I was warmly greeted by Suzanne and seated with a menu. I was only looking for dessert and was pleased to find a simple but ample offering. Others may want for extravagant complicated deserts but a...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the "local flavor" of this restaurant. The food was good, and the waitress was friendly and attentive. A variety of breakfast foods were offered in a clean and inviting surrounding.

Thank Brenda D
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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
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caio
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.
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caio
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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