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Helen's Restaurant

17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
+1 978-369-9885
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“cherry pie” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2514
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This little restaurant is right in the center of Concord and is perfect for a relaxed lunch. They have a nice variety of sandwiches and salads, as well as excellent soups (be sure to ask what soups are available - most of they ones they...More

1  Thank Peg S
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Good food...great service (family run for many years). Prices reasonable and fare varied. Can get quite crowded but line moves fast.

1  Thank Ann L
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I met with a friend of mine for lunch, and she brought her father-in-law that uses a walker. (They were very accomodating to his needs!) The food was prepared to order - fresh and delicious. I had corned beef hash with eggs. My companions had...More

1  Thank SarahBG
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Although their is a great choice of food and the service is excellent, the tables and chairs on the hard floor as well as the closeness of some of the tables means this is a very noisy place, especially if you don't hear that well.

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I believe this used to be the old Friendly's, that had been a fixture of downtown Concord for so many years. We were there on an extremely cold and snowy day, and it seemed to be only one of two places open for lunch. It...More

Thank janels
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Nice lunch, food was very good and the service was excellent. My wife and I are from the south, visiting grandchildren in Concord, reminded us of home

2  Thank Winston L
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Just a really nice place to sit and have a meal. Nice menu, quality food, great service, easy parking. Really, what more do you need?

1  Thank CrankinSteve
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Helen's is small-town America at its best: cozy, busy (crowded with locals, always a good sign of consistently tasty food), and well worth the visit. The staff are friendly (Sandy is especially patient and welcoming) and anything on the menu will be great. If you're...More

1  Thank Gus B
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Best fish & chips I've had in a long time, subbed in sweet potato fries for a dollar more. Place serves wicked good brunch and has full ice cream counter, too. Be prepared to wait on Sundays. Cash Only. :)

1  Thank Bamadrifter
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Helen's is a good restaurant if you are looking for creative takes on all-american classic foods. Think grilled cheese with avocados and bacon, or a large taco salad. Helen's has the food of an American diner/grill, but the quality of a more upscale restaurant. The...More

1  Thank CamsterV
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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
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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