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Helen's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the lobster BLT that was on special. Even without the lobster, it would have been a great BLT - but the thick, delicious layer of lobster really put this over the top. It was expensive (at least for this place) at $19, but well worth it. Finished off with a sundae and an espresso - they have very... More 

Thank ChrisMonahan
Concord, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great lunch here. Both food and service exceptional. Soups, salads, sandwiches, ice cream and much more. Servings are generous.

Thank triptaker1745
Clermont, Florida
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked the tuna melt and fries meal served at the restaurant. It was a little crowded when we went there. It would have been nice to know ahead of time that they only accepted cash payments. Still a pleasant meal.

Thank Lavender8124
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son likes the chicken nuggetts, ice cream and the gum-ball machine the best. For food, the chicken caesar wrap, the breakfast burrito, and the omelettes are good.

Thank AEE14
West Springfield, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast mid morning in a Friday. Place was busy. Wasn't disappointed in the food! Large portions and the Santa Fe omelet was delicious. Cash only so come prepared

Thank Dawn S
New York City, New York
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586 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch. The food was just OK, nothing to write home about. We had a Californian wrap, a Greek salad with veggie burger wrap, a soup and 1/2 a tuna sandwich and a ABLT. They claim they have great ice cream, so for dessert we tried some. It also was just OK

Thank Karen S
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helen's is understandably busy; It is in downtown Concord on the main street and offers delicious food in generous portions at affordable prices. The soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts are all fresh. The service varies based on the time and crowd. This restaurant is cash only. Great spot for breakfast and lunch!

Thank Cynthia E
Central Oregon, Oregon
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy place at lunch time, but service was still acceptable. Tables and booths and eating bar. They accept cash payment only! We tried the Asian burrito & fries and also the cali cheese steak sandwich. Each was less than $10 for excellent food and large portions. We noticed the dishes of other patrons, and their salads and sandwiches were... More 

Thank walkalot4ever
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. The place was packed but the workers/waitresses did nothing to help the customers other than stand around and talk to each other. The "boss" was running around doing all the work. I had to go up to the counter to get our order in.

Thank John W
Boston, Massachusetts
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424 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They get a lot of tourists, in addition to the local regulars. A nice spot for breakfast or lunch. Lots of good choices on the menu, and service is fairly quick. They accept cash only.

Thank Bob T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 978-369-9885
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?