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Helen's Restaurant

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17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
978-369-9885
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is a popular local spot perfect for tourists, too (Concord is a big...
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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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 4
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food!

Nice lunch, food was very good and the service was excellent. My wife and I are from the south, visiting grandchildren in Concord, reminded us of home

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Winston L
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Cedar Park, Texas
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410 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe this used to be the old Friendly's, that had been a fixture of downtown Concord for so many years. We were there on an extremely cold and snowy day, and it seemed to be only one of two places open for lunch. It is a diner-like atmosphere, with handwritten checks, no credit cards taken, and people piled on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice lunch, food was very good and the service was excellent. My wife and I are from the south, visiting grandchildren in Concord, reminded us of home

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1 Thank Winston L
Concord, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a really nice place to sit and have a meal. Nice menu, quality food, great service, easy parking. Really, what more do you need?

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1 Thank CrankinSteve
Massachusetts
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284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Helen's is small-town America at its best: cozy, busy (crowded with locals, always a good sign of consistently tasty food), and well worth the visit. The staff are friendly (Sandy is especially patient and welcoming) and anything on the menu will be great. If you're visiting Concord, make it a point to eat here, especially for breakfast or lunch. NOTE:... More 

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1 Thank Gus B
Wuhan, China
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Best fish & chips I've had in a long time, subbed in sweet potato fries for a dollar more. Place serves wicked good brunch and has full ice cream counter, too. Be prepared to wait on Sundays. Cash Only. :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Helen's is a good restaurant if you are looking for creative takes on all-american classic foods. Think grilled cheese with avocados and bacon, or a large taco salad. Helen's has the food of an American diner/grill, but the quality of a more upscale restaurant. The food is very kid friendly, vegetarian friendly, health-conscious friendly despite the type of food, and... More 

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1 Thank CamsterV
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Small, lots of kids. Friendly service; interesting dishes: lobster BLT with avocado. Central location on Main Street.

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1 Thank robcurtross
Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

After walking around town, we stopped here for dessert. Quiet, polite and an excellent price for the food.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Many of the waitstaff have been here a long time and they'll help make you feel welcome in Concord. And the food is good. Soda fountain at the back.

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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Come to Helen's for a tasty serving of small town America a la mode. Helen's is a place geared for kids with crayons and a team of high chairs. I love the retro counter seating, booths armed with hat & coat racks and squeaky clean restrooms. Oh, and the food at Helen's is a good value with generous portions. 'A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978-369-9885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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