A local favorite in Concord Center.

A casual atmosphere that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget to get ice cream and bring quarters for the gumball machine!

Contact Information

17 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-9885


David Gwynn   September 28, 2021
Very friendly staff.. Nice little Cafe style restaurant with good breakfast choices. The best part was my visit with my Auntie Pam whom I hadn't seen in like a decade... Check em out when you are in the neighborhood.
violet ray   September 26, 2021
Pulled off the highway for gas, hungry, we stumbled upon Helens. Once we parked you could smell breakfast around the corner. The chicken and waffles was the best way to end our mini vacation in Northern Mass. The women working in this restaurant are phenomenal. Food came faster than expected for a busy Sunday morning meal. My husband woofed down the steak and eggs like it was his last meal. Located in a beautiful and historical area. We hope to find ourselves here again someday.
Jamel Nounna   September 23, 2021
This is an amazing restaurant. The staff is awesome, and the food is the best. I got the tuna melt, and it was the best I have ever had. Make sure you come by and enjoy the food.
Ally S.   September 10, 2021
Been coming here for 12 years. Nothing has changed- it is simply perfect. Great local breakfast place that makes you feel right at home. You can not go...
David Cahoy   September 1, 2021
Visiting town and with grandson. Wanted great cheeseburger. It was and there were many options. Busy. Wanted a diner experience and it was a good one.
Andres D.   August 24, 2021
Homey place with lots of sandwiches and other classic diner foods and great desserts. Service is very friendly. Reasonably priced. Clearly a local favorite....
Mark G.   August 10, 2021
We stopped in for dinner on a tuesday night - uncrowded, and the waitress came right over. There were lots of good sounding menu items but we settled on...
Michael B.   August 5, 2021
I really like this place. It doesn't try to take your food and turn it into a foodie disaster it just makes it great without the garbage. I had a burger and...
Kathy L.   June 9, 2021
Helen's was our go to after waiting to be acknowledged inside Main Streets Cafe for 5 minutes. Helens should be your first pick if you're debating between...
Erin -Marie Shaffer   June 7, 2021
Amazing food, historic place. Old school feels and staff was amazing. Sorry if this sound like profanity but foodgasm deliciousness in every bite of my meal. Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting.
Mollie Mollie   June 7, 2021
Amazing food, historic place. Old school feels and staff was amazing. Sorry if this sound like profanity but foodgasm deliciousness in every bite of my meal. Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting.
Lawson Frazier   May 20, 2021
Great food and wonderful staff. Marvelous spot to stop after a long kayak leaves you starving. Nice that there is plenty of room for ice cream on those days. Warm, friendly and helpful. And did I mention the awesome food and ice cream. The orange creamscicle frappe (milk shake for those of us from other regions) is a very strong recommend.
Shireen Flowers   May 8, 2021
Son took me there for mother's day treat ☺️. First time there and everything was excellent the servers and chefs were top notch. There was a line but we waited no more than 5 minutes for a seat. Good menu selection and breakfast served all day long if I could give more stars I would, also the owner gave us free dessert because we were raving about how good everything was. Nice comfortable atmosphere.
Brendon Harris   May 6, 2021
A nice spot for a meal in the center of Concord. Lots of sandwich options, also some entrees, and best of all breakfast all day! Very friendly service! The inside was clearly redone recently and looked very nice. The side of Mac and cheese might have been Kraft
Jack White   May 3, 2021
I frequent this superb restaurant often since I love the ambiance that is characterizes this restaurant. The staff is very loyal and professional. The service is remarkablywonderfully rapid. Most important, the food they cook is magnificent. I have been there many times and I was always happy. The payment is fair. I highly suggest this restaurant to all my friends.
Shayna A.   March 22, 2021
I don't write reviews for restaurants, ever. However, the tuna melt I had from Helen's was so life altering I felt compelled. It could have been the...
Susannah C.   March 21, 2021
Takeout order was conveniently ready by the time I picked it up. The place is very close to Walden pond. I got The fancy breakfast sandwich which was a...
Jaylen Michael   March 18, 2021
Last week was the first time in this good restaurant. But It is no doubt not the last time. We enjoyed the evening a lot with the generous service, with the fine meal and booze and with the decent payment. We will absolutely come back in a short time.
Seamus Wheeler   February 18, 2021
Awesome spot to have food when in a hurry. The customer service is prompt, pricing is reasonable, excellent vibes. I highly recommend this place
S Bobby Gerjarusak   February 10, 2021
What's not to love about all day breakfast? I had frappe with cheeseburger and fries. It was a set for $15. It came with not one but two glasses of frappe (which to me was milkshake). It was value! Fried chicken and waffle was average. Well I didn't like it. Staffs were wonderful and toilet was very clean!
Tiaranad Gerjarusak   February 8, 2021
A nice little cafe with good comfort food and good service. It s always popular with every age group. Sandwiches, burgers, and salads always good. I had chicken waffle the last time I was there it was too dry and hard but the supersize milkshake was delicious. I love going to Concord and Helen’s.
Kevin Flannery   January 25, 2021
Great Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich with coleslaw not sauerkraut. Very good Burger and breakfast selection. Awesome Clam Chowder and house made sooups daily. Friendly and attentive staff. Affordable! Not cash only anymore. Credit cards accepted
Sallie D.   January 16, 2021
Prompt, clean, lovely bay window and black and white classic color scheme. And food! Solid pub choices, healthy veggies, perfect sweet potato fries w honey...
John Morgan   January 10, 2021
last night was our first time we went to this excellent restaurant. But It is definitely not the last time. We had a good time with the excellent service, with the exceptional cooking and wine and with the friendly price. We will absolutely go back there again.
Tony Pino   January 3, 2021
Meatloaf sandwich on flatbread with fries was great. Exactly what you’d expect. I suspect everything else is pretty good here. I get the feeling the management doesn’t tolerate lackluster staff, which I can appreciate.
Laura A.   January 2, 2021
Great spot for quick and tasty take out (or eat in dining which is limited during covid)! Love the green machine smoothie and the kids loved the chicken...
Merrick Christian   December 22, 2020
This place is absolutely one of the tastiest place in the area. Every time I visit this place I am absolutely pleased. They hold their very high level service and the highest level of meals they give. You are always happy with this restaurant. Very recommended.
Wayne Livermore   November 17, 2020
Since 1936, this family owned and operated restaurant has served Concord, MA breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner. A decent meal at a slightly higher than average price. It's bright, clean, and fresh flowers are on the table. they have a fairly extensive menu and are willing to customize meals. for example the meatloaf comes with garlic mashed, but they will substitute rice if you prefer as an example. Homemade soups and chowders are also usually available (until they run out.) Generous portions, pleasant waitstaff, and good hearty fare. You won't find gourmet food, but what you get it well cooked and seasoned. You won't go wrong checking out this local landmark.
Kartik Bharadwaj   November 9, 2020
Fantastic food and wonderful service. Their veggie burger and coleslaw were a delight to eat. I also got a slice of the blueberry pie which was decadent. Don’t think you could go wrong if you choose to dine at Helen’s.
Charles S.   November 6, 2020
Absolutely fantastic! We stopped here as we were visiting historic Concord, MA for a late lunch. My wife and I split a bowl of Clam Chowder, onion rings,...
mary lou zelsdorf   October 28, 2020
Very nice. Great menu. Very large portions. Excellent service
Danielle Rybak Mashiah   October 13, 2020
Really great spot! Friendly staff and great food! Try the cinnamon bun waffle for sure! Everything you order is delish!
Janine Rizzo   October 12, 2020
We were in the area and decided to try some place that we hadn't been to before. The atmosphere is very quant. The service is good and the meatloaf is very good. This is a wonderful place for comfort food.
James Gerace   October 12, 2020
They serve large portions and for fair pricing. nice staff members. Will visit again.
J P   October 12, 2020
Always eating out here on a holiday. They have repainted and gotten new lighting and menu. Friendly staff. Food is excellent
Louis T.   October 5, 2020
Stopped for late lunch on a beautiful Fall afternoon. Place was not crowded at all which gave us some concern. Serves breakfast all day. Large menu to...
Fran Latanowich   September 20, 2020
Tom belcastro   September 15, 2020
Chicken salad sandwiches
kerry   September 13, 2020
Very good! The staff is amazing, very welcoming. Would totally come back.
Yolanda Stewart   August 29, 2020
The best in town You have to try this place the food is amazing everything is amazing
Elena I.   August 22, 2020
Nice diner without many frills to stop at while walking around. We'll go back to try more items in the menu.
James Hughes   August 16, 2020
Great food, good service, be prepared for a bit of a wait
Gabe A.   August 2, 2020
Awesome burger. Wonderful environment. Great food. Comfort food galore, and some classy options too.
Christine Chao   July 23, 2020
Pretty good ice cream! Got a small black raspberry cookies and cream which was a generous portion. Due to Covid restrictions, we had to put the ice cream on the cones ourselves
Jody West   June 24, 2020
Me and a buddy went after a trip to Walden pond and he got the shrimp Po boy and I got the organic veggie burger on wheat bread, we both got fries. I got the rainbow sherbert and he got the toasted coconut ice cream. Best food and dessert combo I'VE EVER HAD. Took our food and ate outside. 11/10 cant wait to go again!!!! Highly recommend
Shane H.   May 31, 2020
By far the best breakfast in the area! Real Homfries not those deep fried potatoes thank god! Pancakes are great, good ham, French toast is great. It's...