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Reasons to be Cheerful

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110 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA
978.610.6248
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Homemade Ice Cream

This is one of my favorite ice cream shoppes. It is never overly busy, has great homemade ice cream and a very nice selection of always changing flavors. This is on a main street in West Concord but in the evening the street is pleasantly quiet. This is a great spot to have an ice cream cone and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Paul R
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Concord, Massachusetts
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Concord, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite ice cream shoppes. It is never overly busy, has great homemade ice cream and a very nice selection of always changing flavors. This is on a main street in West Concord but in the evening the street is pleasantly quiet. This is a great spot to have an ice cream cone and sit on... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great ice cream, interesting flavors, lots of options and delicious crepes. Easy parking and a porch to sit and relax.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As a West Concord resident of an ice cream loving family, Reason's is our go-to ice cream. Great local feel, lots of friends and neighbors hanging around. According to the connoisseurs in our family, the ice cream is among the best, although some of the choc-a-holics would see more chocolate focused flavors.

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Boston, Mass.
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42 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

anywhere! This is rich, creative, home-made style ice cream. Totally worth the calories-splurge. It's also open until 9:00pm in West Concord where the sidewalks are often rolled up at other establishments by then. I've been three times and should brave the rotary to get there from Concord more often. It's still raging winter but this delicious ice cream will make... More 

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Concord MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

terrific, handmade ice creams and sorbets and crepes! LOVE choc with chili pepper, ginger and classics (vanilla, choc & choc chip mint) ALL superior flavors due to fresh, organic ingredients

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Kaysville, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great place for lovers of ice cream, dozens of fun flavors as well as classics. The staff was very helpful and patient as they let us sample to narrow our choices. You can choose multiple flavors so between the four us in our party we were able to indulge in many different experiences from dark chocolate to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Three words: BEST. ICE CREAM. EVER. (Ok, that's four, but you get the idea.) Flavors are deep and true. I have never tasted such incredibly rich chocolate ice cream. Creamy and intense. Prices were reasonable considering how large the portions were. Well worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Ice cream good but not as good as Italian gelato. Flavors can be a little too busy with ingredients. A little too expensive. Some servers can be very distracted and not focus in their job.

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Daventry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Called in here whilst in the Boston area after reading the reviews and was not disappointed, this is ice cream heaven, served by angels! It was gone half eight at night, just before closing, so they must have had about enough of it by then but were cheerful and helpful, in spite of that. I managed to restrict myself to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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202 reviews 202 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The ice cream here is the real deal. Only the best ingredients are used - and you can tell from the Belgian chocolate. Diets are doomed.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 110 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978.610.6248

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  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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