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Trails End Cafe

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97 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA 01742-1733
+1 978-610-6633
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food has consistently gotten worse at this restaurant. Tonight I ordered takeout and the breading on the fish was liquidy as paste, and the french fries had absorbed all of the heavy oil they had used on the fish. The fries were literally soaked. The steak tips that I ordered for my daughter were tough and chewy, and filled... More 

Thank 922ScottKnight
Boston, MA
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped for breakfast as I was in the area for a kids sports event. I had an omelet, side of bacon and a side of fruit. Service was very prompt. Best bacon I've had in a long time. The fruit was at peak ripeness. Also had one of the best cups of tea. The pastries looked phenomenal too. I... More 

Thank JakenSydsmom
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We recently went here on a Sunday afternoon with a reservation. The place was packed, and the person behind the counter had difficulty finding our reservation. We were seated in the lounge where there was live music. The duo were entertaining, yet the volume on the amp and mike were so loud, you could not carry on a conversation. We... More 

Thank MegGall
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

It's lovely to have a restaurant in Concord that is so welcoming and versatile, but I fear that its aim exceeds its grasp. The steak frites was far from classic; the rigatoni Bolognese had way, way too much cinnamon in the sauce; the dry-rubbed chicken wings had a sticky sauce. Just not a good place to go for dinner.

1 Thank Barbara A
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by while in the area. Had a bowl of soup and Pecan Chicken Salad. Both were excellent. You order at the counter and then have a seat. The food took about 10mins. The price is a little heavy for lunch without a waitress. However good lunch in Concord.

1 Thank Michael B
Concord, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This local hangout has great food, but as a local, I grow tired of this menu. This is also where the local drunks hang out and never leave their bar stools. Staff is friendly and attentive. Quite noisy and needs drapes or a rug to absorb sound.

1 Thank CallyBally888
Concord, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I've had everything here from Mako Shark to their big, old burger and have yet to be unhappy with my choices. Food has always been great with interesting selections, plenty of locally grown stuff, excellent beer selection and laid back atmosphere with reasonable prices. A keeper!

1 Thank nmarow
Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

First time we tried this low key hot spot for dinner and we very much enjoyed the delicious, well-prepared entrees. Not your average sides with creative main dish. I had blue fish, which was the captain's cut, thick, moist, perfectly seasoned and nicely presented. We ordered one desert - apple crisp with ice cream, bland and nothing to write home... More 

Thank Randi98
Boston, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

If you want to stand in line for 20-minutes at lunchtime to order your food at a counter and then find a table in a crowd doing the same thing as you are, be my guest. The food here is decent for what they do, but unfortunately, what they do here is mostly boring and predictable. Good breakfasts, good for... More 

1 Thank b0nnieb00p
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant often - all times of day. With and without the kids. No matter the visit there are two consistencies - fantastic fresh food. And friendly but very very slow service. Recommend the Sunday jazz brunch.

Thank AiyanaAC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA 01742-1733
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 978-610-6633
Trail's End Cafe is proud to serve carefully crafted comfort food, homemade from thoughtfully sourced ingredients. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also offer catering. Come eat in our beautiful dining room, or take your meal to go! We have a full bar with 8 beers on tap, a great wine list, and delicious cocktails.

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