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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“cherry pie” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there the first morning after arriving on a late flight from London to visit friends for Thanksgiving. Had a full American breakfast with endless cup of coffee. Very good food and excellent service. Friendly neighbourhood restaurant.

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in to Helen's for some ice cream and cookies on our walk around Concord. Great service.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful small restaurant. Home cooking at a good price. Friendly wait staff. Nice variety of food. Cash only.

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We decided to walk around Concord on a beautiful fall afternoon. Found Helen's Restaurant by accident but what a delight. Food was excellent. Even though it was crowded service was fine. They don't take credit cards so bring cash.

Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Pictured, is the largest banana split that I’ve ever had. Two bananas, about 4 gallons if ice cream (I’m exaggerating a little), fruit, whipped cream, nuts. They have a lot of other good-looking stuff on the menu, but we focused on desert.

Thank Travelinman2015
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I will give them a break from the stand point they were busy on a beautiful day early in the off season. They were understaffed. The food was above average for a diner. The other three at the table got served 5 minutes before I...More

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Nice breakfast. Lovely service and very kind and friendly waiters. Good food and good price! It is really a good place to eat your breakfast.

Thank Lotte63buchert
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We so enjoy visiting this local shop. California cheese steak sandwich is soooo good, and my husband also likes the fried egg blt. Service is good, and it is a cash only establishment. Now that fall is here, the soup is also a great choice.

Thank Cyn M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My party of 6 had a great dining experience at Helen's! The waitstaff were excellent - quick and attentive. The manager came over several times to make sure we were happy with our food. He's a 4th generation owner and it's obvious that he cares...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Same waitresses for more than we can remember. And good diner-style food as well as umpteen varieties of soda-fountain treats. All on the charming Main Street of historic Concord. Better than it has to be, given the location.

Thank Ron N
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Justine H
6 November 2016|
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Response from koenj815 | Reviewed this property |
7-11 am during the week including Saturday 8-12 am on Sundays
23 December 2014|
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Response from Paris-Cemeteries | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they serve liquor, wine or other spirits.
23 December 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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