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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
978-369-9885
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Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Concord, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place to stop for breakfast and lunch in Concord. The menu is great and the food delicious. The waitstaff is always friendly. The only drawback is that it's cash only. However, it's one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Concord.

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Concord, MA receives over 1 million visitors each year. If you are one of them and you have just done a lot of walking to the North Bridge or out to Walden Pond, you could do worse then stopping at Helen's for lunch. It used to be called Brigham's...and they still carry Brigham's ice cream, although it is now named... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place has been in Concord forever. It is a great place for a good sandwich or salad and the waitresses are great. It's especially great for kids. It does get crowded at lunchtime so beware of a small wait but it does move quickly.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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153 reviews 153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Located in the heart of Concord village, Helen's can be hectic on a busy Sunday for lunch so be prepared to wait. That aside, the food was very good and the service pleasant. Great value, by the way. Oh, and the frappes looked like they came right out of a 1950s soda fountain. One final note: they take cash only.... More 

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Moorpark, California
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408 reviews 408 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited in mid afternoon, so the restaurant wasn't at all busy. The meat loaf and a huge pile of mashed potatoes were swimming in thick, rich gravy, sitting beside a large portion of string beans. Every bite was delicious! Just like Grandma used to make. Hubby enjoyed his sandwich, but when he tasted my food he said, "I should... More 

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Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great gem of a family restaurant but cash only! Good staff, fast service. It's like a diner, noisy but good food. Noontime is crowded. If the weather is nice, get a to go and eat in the park picnic style (bring a blanket).

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Helen's is located in Historic Concord Center and has a bit of a diner feel to it. It is casual with good food and generous portions. We live in Concord and particularly enjoy breakfast there, but the other meals are good as well. Bring cash or a check - because they do not accept credit cards.

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BostonFamilyof5
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love Helen's. The staff are friendly and the food is always good. The kids love the smoothies. Not just your average sandwich place, although it looks like it from the storefront. They do get very busy and they don't take reservations, so you need to go early and wait if there's a line.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend and I arrived for a late lunch, knowing how busy it can be. We sat down immediately and our orders were promptly taken. My turkey sandwich and tomato/vegetable soup hit the spot and my friend ordered a delicious salad. Nothing pretentious about Helen's, just good food at reasonable prices with great service.

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Canton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

At lunch time, in spite of being very busy, seating was not a problem, the waitress was right there, and our burgers were well done as ordered and served quickly. A down home restaurant with what looked like decadent home made desserts. Looked like most clientele were locals. Loved this place!

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Additional Information about Helen's Restaurant

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

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