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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (39 reviews)
“sandwich” (29 reviews)
“cherry pie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were feeling a little puckish late afternoon and stopped in for tea and dessert. The restaurant brewed ice and hot tea was great. My cherry pie a-la-mode filled the bowl. Other patrons were having regular meals and the place was busy - but homey

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chocolate milk shake frappe. Only order one and split it. Huge! Salads are great for a light summer lunch or big burger if you are hungry. Wonderful to sit by the window and people watch and enjoy Main St. shoppers. Wait staff is very efficient...More

Thank travellass50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Casual excellent local dining, salads were amazing, greens from local farms. Something for everyone, as my husband had meat and potatoes, my daughter and I had seafood and salads.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Concord and happened upon Helens Restaurant. Great family eats and diversified menu. Sweet Potato Fries one of the best we’ve had anywhere. Fast service! Friendly staff.

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Food mediocre at best (and kids menu quality was terrible...frozen pizzas); mediocre service too and cash only. We won’t return.

Thank Rooface
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We came here for lunch and were somewhat disappointed. The waitstaff service was prompt but it took WAY too long for our food to arrive. We had a view of the kitchen and it appears as though the cook could only handle one order per...More

Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We usually eat her before Christmas shopping on an annual family outing. For 30 years we always had the same waitress and were sad to hear she had retired. We went when it was still Brighams and have continued to go since the switch back...More

Thank QNPoohBear
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We were out exploring the area and wanted lunch. Helen’s looked inviting! The restaurant and restrooms were clean, the service prompt and pleasant and the food delicious. One of us had the meatloaf dinner; portion was very generous. I had the chicken salad on toast....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Helen's is an excellent little restaurant in the center of Concord. The food is delicious and very ample portions. It is always bustling with people. If you go though make sure you bring CASH. They don't accept CC or debit.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Helen's offers no nonsense food at a reasonable price. Breakfasts are excellent and they do wonderful burgers and fries. Remember to bring cash as they don't take credit cards.

Thank Bruce P
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Justine H
November 6, 2016|
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Response from koenj815 | Reviewed this property |
7-11 am during the week including Saturday 8-12 am on Sundays
December 23, 2014|
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Response from Paris-Cemeteries | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they serve liquor, wine or other spirits.
December 23, 2014|
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Response from Dale O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know either. You will enjoy your visit there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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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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