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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, Seating, Takeout

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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
Delightful place!

This is essentially an ice cream parlour with many, many, delicious and unusual flavors. All homemade. But they also serve wonderful crepes of all kinds - some sweet and some perfect for lunch. You can choose your own ingredients such as different types of cheese, ham, avocado etc. Really good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sjwa7
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is essentially an ice cream parlour with many, many, delicious and unusual flavors. All homemade. But they also serve wonderful crepes of all kinds - some sweet and some perfect for lunch. You can choose your own ingredients such as different types of cheese, ham, avocado etc. Really good. Also, if you are in the mood for the best... More 

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Thank Sjwa7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasons is a favorite lunch place with my staff. We call ahead for their creative savory crepes and grilled cheese sandwiches. Eat downstairs to fit everyone and finish lunch with ice cream samples. Great people work here.

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Thank kristin m
Concord, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ice cream shop also serves terrific grilled cheese sandwiches and crepes. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Dorcas M
Cambridge, MA
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

These folks make their own ice cream in flavors you will not find anywhere else. My current favorite is nutella chocolate chip, although they also have something called Malted Musket Ball which is a malted milk flavored ice cream with malted milk balls mixed in. Flavors change all the time, so it's always an adventure in ice cream. The butterfat... More 

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1 Thank NM_Dreamer
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a great find in West Concord. Homemade ice cream along with other sweets. One day I had the best hot chocolate with real whipped cream on top. Cozy place to meet a friend. Kid haven 😊

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1 Thank Hellojudy
Concord, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

High quality, gourmet ice cream, stellar coffee and wonderful creps and sandwiches. Super fun family night out to go and get ice-cream in an old fashioned contemporary ice cream parlor. I love how this place is decorated, Martha Stewart gets cheerful. This is a great place for an afternoon lunch or outing, after an dinner desert treat. The service is... More 

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Thank windbuddha
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

With all the great ice cream makers around - Kimball Farms, Bedford Farms, for example - Reasons to be Cheerful is one of the only ones to ACTUALLY MAKE THEIR OWN ICE CREAM. The others buy vanilla, chocolate and coffee base from big diaries and then add their own stuff. Try Reasons - you'll be Cheerful.

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Thank mdphdbfd
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream is all made on site and is available in a changing and creative number of flavors. They also offer crepes and some of the best hot chocolate around. The shop is clean and bright with seating both inside and outside. Except for a brief midwinter vacation they are open year round.

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1 Thank Johnmbc
Concord, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Home made wonderful ice creams. The owner is wonderful and approachable. Great place over all! There were so many different and some unusual flavors of ice cream to be had.

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Thank eadamsdc
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Granny (me), grampy, our college-aged daughter and her toddler all love visiting this restaurant. Last time we went we tried the crepes.Delicious.This time we tried the grilled cheese sandwiches. Got brie and cheddar with bacon on french bread. Yummy. Then dessert was ice cream. Salted caramel is a favorite. Also liked the Belgian chocolate. This is a nice place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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