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Reasons to be Cheerful

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110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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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Concord, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Michele5619
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Nikmagmor
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

2 Thank photomon
Hudson, New Hampshire
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321 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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!

1 Thank Nancy N
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

3 Thank MeanderingMissy
Wichita, Kansas
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

2 Thank Zantosa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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...

1 Thank Bianca J
Concord, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I used to think the name of this place was crazy, but now it makes sense to me. "Reasons" (as we call it for short) exemplifies West Concord at its best. The ice cream is top-notch, rivaling that of Toscanini's in Cambridge (my previous local favorite). Have you tried their Cardamom, Chocolate Guinness, Gingersnap Molasses, Green Tea or Nutella? How... More 

1 Thank mattandmargot
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

This is essentially an ice cream parlour with many, many, delicious and unusual flavors. All homemade. But they also serve wonderful crepes of all kinds - some sweet and some perfect for lunch. You can choose your own ingredients such as different types of cheese, ham, avocado etc. Really good. Also, if you are in the mood for the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 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?