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Helen's Restaurant

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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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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Helen's Restaurant and I will definitely be coming back. The menu has a wide variety of food to chose from and I finally decided on the daily special, corn beef and pastrami sandwich. The sandwich was well made, with plenty of meat, sauerkraut and dressing. Well done. Just a friendly reminder, bring cash, no... More 

Thank Jim W
Boston, Massachusetts
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the menu extensive at Helen's but there are specials each day; there is something for everyone. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered and the burger, ordered with a side of greens, I had on my last visit was excellent. It can be crowded and noisy and there can be a line to get in, but the... More 

Thank mamacooking
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was growing up, this restaurant was a Brigham's hot dog/burger/ice cream place. The booth set up is the same, but the menu is much wider and vastly improved. There's a wide variety of choices on the menu, and it's all pretty good--appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees, plus daily specials. It is definitely casual, and you have to pay... More 

Thank jogginggrandma
boston, ma, usa
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210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

excellent small town diner, well prepared foods, excellent breakfasts. right in the center of town, fun ambiance and efficient service. great breakfast items, though also serves lunch.

Thank Perspectech
Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Cafe food, with friendly service. We came for a light meal in the evening. Hamburger and Taco Salad were both very good. Not the energy or ambiance of the Main St Market but the food is good, less expensive, service as good or better, and it is easier to get in and out.

Thank HPH360
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Had the Monterey Scramble! Fantastic flavour!! Service was exceptionally fast...thanks, Gang! Cash only, so come prepared.

Thank Ghost4314
Medina, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We ate here for breakfast and lunch. The seating is a bit tight, and there could be a wait, but it's good diner food in a great little town. It's a bit noisy, but what diner isn't.

Thank gbutlerfan2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

When traveling, I try to find places that the local folks frequent, and Helen's is one of those places. As we looked over the menu, we heard one of the servers welcome a customer by name. Friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere, and delicious meals that are reasonably priced - perfect combination for a good restaurant. They also have ice cream, pastries,... More 

Thank Pi-T526
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Popped in for lunch when passing through. Had a very nice ' fish wich' with blackened mahi and a salmon burrito with Asian vegetable was also tasty , the fries and coleslaw were nice too. The roasted beet salad was also appetising , drinks were fine . Service was pleasant and as it was Halloween they were dressed as witches... More 

Thank Michael W
Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went mid morning on a Friday so no waiting. Very efficient and the "4 way" buttermilk pancakes were really good. The sausage links were overcooked but still tasted good. My friend had fried eggs and enjoyed them. I don't drink coffee but the coffee is strong per my friend.

Thank 476DianaK

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?