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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sandwiches and ice cream

A nice place to grab a bite to eat in the center of Concord, MA. We had a great lunch at very reasonable prices--but takes CASH only!!! Kid friendly menu too. Our meal was served quickly and portions were generous for our sandwiches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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English first
Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A nice place to grab a bite to eat in the center of Concord, MA. We had a great lunch at very reasonable prices--but takes CASH only!!! Kid friendly menu too. Our meal was served quickly and portions were generous for our sandwiches.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nothing worse than a cold, but supposed to be hot breakfast. Been here before, and it was good. This last visit was awful. Only effort our server made to correct was to "nuke" our bacon. It came back worse. I had to ask to have it removed from bill. She couldn't seem to care less.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Helen's was perfect for us. We had traveled all day, were hungry and wanted some good food, but not fancy or elaborate. Helen's delivered just the experience we were looking for. Food like you'd expect in an east coast diner: good service, fair price, clean and pleasant surroundings. Thanks.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In Concord with our daughter's family and were looking for a place to eat. At first, we walked by because it appeared to be crowded inside. Then we felt it must be good because of the crowd, so we went inside. We were quickly approached by a server asking if we wanted seating and how many in our party. We... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Quite a varied menu of freshly prepared soups, breakfast, lunch and dinner items. My friend has a turkey gumbo soup that was practically a meal in itself-very nourishing. Waitresses were very friendly. When twice in 2 days - was great both times.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ate breakfast at Helen's and loved the fact that it is still family-owned. The breakfast was really good, but not inexpensive. It has a very friendly and pleasant atmosphere.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came for breakfast on the Monday after Easter, and it was quiet, so we enjoyed chatting with the waitress while waiting for our meals. Basic breakfast fare--nothing unique on the menu--but it did the job. Kids (and moms) were happy.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After being seated for brunch at a yet to be cleared table, we waited for about 15 minutes for the waitress to show up. She was gruff and not in a charming way. The service was generally slow. It was disconcerting to see a family at another table who arrived 10 minutes after us get orders taken and served before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped here at lunchtime on the Saturday before Easter and it was packed!! Great service even though they were so busy. The clam chowder was delicious. Also had the special beet salad. Very good. My husband had the fried egg sandwich and kids both had the kids burrito--which was huge. Definitely recommend.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Helen's is a must when browsing around downtown Concord. We've been there for lunch several times when visiting. Gets crowded during lunch, but worth it.

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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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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

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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