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Reasons to be Cheerful

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110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
+1 978-610-6248
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is an ice cream, shop with a few other finger foods and drinks on the side. The ice cream is the reason to come. Every flavor I've ever had there has been excellent. The Vietnamese cinnamon is a real standout. There is plenty of seating. Being a former Victorian house, it has a lot of atmosphere. Service is friendly... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The HOMEMADE ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful is DELICIOUS! The owner and people working there are wonderful as well. I also love the crepes and hot chocolate. West Concord is charming and this place is amazing!

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1 Thank cbn260
Concord, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great people, many different flavors and LARGE scoops of ice cream including some gluten free choices

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1 Thank Jim T
Concord, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a great local place to get ice cream. It is run by a local family who puts their hearts into the work. There is a fabulous space where they allow bands to play. Great neighborhood ice cream store!

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1 Thank Michele5619
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Wade the owner is a great guy. The ice cream is all handmade on site and is AMAZING! They offer single scoops to for all those Mom's who take Mommy Tax off your kids, you can get your own small portion. The store is absolutely adorable and the ice cream cakes are a staple every year with my kids.

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1 Thank Nikmagmor
Massachusetts
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We just drove by and saw the sign and thought it must be a nice place to visit. Staff was very friendly and the ice-cream was delicious and creamy. We tried Mint chocolate chip, white chocolate raspberry and Belgian chocolate. Cups are safer as it melts quickly in the cone. Not much seating on front porch but plenty inside. We'll... More 

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2 Thank photomon
Hudson, New Hampshire
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327 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Nice stop for ice cream if you're in the area. Friendly staff and lots of flavors to choose from. The ice cream is good but not outstanding...kids love this place!

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1 Thank Nancy N
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Flavors like apple pie ice cream (with real apple pie) make Reasons unique. Atmosphere is cheery and kid-friendly. The staff are great about giving out free samples to help you decide. So may delicious flavors it's always a tough decision. We like the big waffle cones!

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3 Thank MeanderingMissy
Wichita, Kansas
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

The staff were delightful and helped me select from all their delicious flavors. The atmosphere is simple and clean and I sat on the porch with my coconut ice cream with hand-whipped cream. Delicious!

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2 Thank Zantosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is my place of choice to bring the kids for a great ice-cream treat! never disappointed. dolce-de-leche is our all time favorite. pumpkin is our best seasonal choice. and so many more...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 978-610-6248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?