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Reasons to be Cheerful

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110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
12:00 pm - 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

1 Thank photomon
Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

2 Thank MeanderingMissy
Wichita, Kansas
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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!

1 Thank Zantosa
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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...

Thank Bianca J
Concord, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

1 Thank Sjwa7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Reasons is a favorite lunch place with my staff. We call ahead for their creative savory crepes and grilled cheese sandwiches. Eat downstairs to fit everyone and finish lunch with ice cream samples. Great people work here.

Thank kristin m
Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ice cream shop also serves terrific grilled cheese sandwiches and crepes. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Dorcas M
Cambridge, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

These folks make their own ice cream in flavors you will not find anywhere else. My current favorite is nutella chocolate chip, although they also have something called Malted Musket Ball which is a malted milk flavored ice cream with malted milk balls mixed in. Flavors change all the time, so it's always an adventure in ice cream. The butterfat... More 

1 Thank NM_Dreamer

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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?