We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 45 Concord Restaurants

Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
978-369-9885
Menu
Improve this listing
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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

130 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    31
    66
    24
    3
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Moorpark, California
Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maine
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
BostonFamilyof5
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, Massachusetts
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This diner, with it's cheery pale yellow walls and periwinkle ceiling, leans upscale and is full of locals. The service was good and the food leans upscale towards diner fare. I had an ABLT--avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomato on fresh bakery made whole grain bread. There is also an option with lobster. The bacon was perfectly crisped and not greasy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This bustling place has standard american fare, which means lots of New England staples, mexican, french, you name it. And pie! I had a yummy beet salad. Nothing jumped out as vegetarian, but they have enough on their menu that it was easy to make something happen. They were busy and only take cash. Service was adequate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If this was in a diner car, it might be more believable. As is, it's a store-front spot, pleasantly lacking of pretension centered on Main St., Concord, MA . Helen's is within walking distance of: The Old North Bridge (play Pooh sticks); the Butrick Mansion's collection of 18th centurey artfacts; and, although in the opposite direction from Helen's, The Louisa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It gets crowded at lunch. Try to be a bit early or late. Little, crowded, delightful servers. It has basic sandwiches that you count on, plus slightly fancier versions. My favorite is the tomato cheese and avocado grilled sandwich. We go there frequently. They also have lovely frappes/milk shakes. Try to save it for dessert, but sometimes you just have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Helen's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Helen's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing