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Helen's Restaurant

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17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

But not anything special. I had a make your own omelet with sausage, onion, and spinach. It was good and presented nicely. I did like the potatoes, they were especially good. I'll be honest, unless it's something unique and delicious I have a hard time giving 4 or 5 stars for a breakfast I could get anywhere else. Service was... More 

Thank Maria K
Concord, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Helen's over a hundred times in my twenty years living here. It's dependable for great sandwiches and good salads. I do love the greek salad and my kids live the shakes. Its a clean and friendly neighborhood place but great for tourists too who want a healthy meal at a good price. Sunday mornings are a great... More 

Thank windbuddha
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good for breakfast and to be served by great people. Seating could be improved as leg room was limited. Will definitely go back for the food

Thank Nigel B
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit up Helen's on our first night there and got ice cream around 8:30. It was super yummy and we were told it was homemade. The girls working at the counter were nice. We came back the next day for lunch. The people were kind, but sometimes the service was lacking. They did not ask us if we wanted... More 

Thank May A
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pluses: good food and reasonable prices. Minuses: Limited seating for a large group. Many tables held only two people. Service was lacking. She brought the check and then came back to ask if we wanted dessert.

Thank NhWishfultraveler
Texarkana, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and ice cream are just so good . Restaurant only takes cash , no credit cards , checks or debit cards , Well worth going to ..

Thank Edward W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trip to downtown Concord searching for Best of Concord restaurants. Helen's by far best food in town. Perfect for family booth service, solo sit at counter service, or group of friends. Amazing great food and service at reasonable price

Thank JRabbitt
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It used to be an ice cream parlor and retains some of the character of those days. There are times when's it's packed, and it can take a while to get in. But the fact that people are willing to wait says something. The customer base appears to be largely local. The food choices are basic, but they almost always... More 

Thank John K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Helen's with five of my high school students as we were visiting from Georgia. The lunch was delicious! I had the Milano and my students all had burgers. Everything was so tasty and the staff was friendly!

Thank Jennifer L
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu - we ordered an omelette and a scramble. Both were delicious! My favorite place. Just remember it's cash only. If you forget there is an ATM across the street.

Thank RoseMTM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978-369-9885
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?