Main Streets Market & Cafe

Main Streets Market & Cafe, one of the most popular restaurants in Historic Downtown Concord on Main Street, Concord, Massachusetts.

We are open EVERY day at 8am, serving 3 meals daily.

We feature a variety of food, including vegetables grown at our family farm & lots of delicious dishes for all three meals. The Bar & nightly Live Music make it the perfect spot in town to go even after dark! This quaint restaurant is in a historical brick building in the heart of Concord Center.

We are the 4th generation of The Anderson Family to own the building & have been serving food to locals and travelers from this location in Concord for over 100 years! 5th generation Andersons will likely be waiting on you during your visit to Main Streets.

Formerly L. Anderson and Sons & Andersons Market also known as “Andersons” or “The Market”, Concord’s grocery store and catering for the first 3 generations is now a sit down restaurant, Main Streets Market & Cafe.

So much history: Prior to serving food, The Grist Mill, which houses Main Streets, stored ammunition during the Revolutionary War in the 1700’s.

Please come by to eat, sit, and enjoy all that we have to offer.

Check us out!

Contact Information

42 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 866-413-3981



Steve A.   May 7, 2024
Unique spot in downtown Concord. You order at the counter, pick up your order when done and eat it outside in a cool little ally near a stream. Get the tots for your side, they were the star! Reuben wasn't grilled enough and bread seemed stale. Tasted OK though..tots phenomenal for sure!
LUDENI G. MYERS   April 17, 2024
Delicious fish
Susan E.   March 15, 2024
Very lively place. Decent food. Butternut squash chili very tasty. Waiter didn't bother to check on us, neglected to bring my lunch guest ketchup for...
Rhionna Eberhardt   March 1, 2024
I live in VA, but needed a gift card for a client who moved out there. I called them up and they were so nice and mailed this gift card for us to the client. Such great customer service! And by the photos, the food looks great, too! If I am ever in Concord, I will for sure stop in!
What’s up for Dinner   January 21, 2024
Update Jan 21… Beware.. in winter months if the hostess suggests to have you seated in the other section of the cafe …. DONT … there is no heating ( poor heating)… always sit in the main cafe. Our server was great and food was good as always. Old review …. This is one popular local joint for breakfast be prepared for a decent wait. We went over here for the x’mas holidays, the wait time was about 20 minutes before we got seated. The server was very friendly, the place being busy, she did take time to attend us but once she did , the food came in relatively fast. The atmosphere is great inside ! feels very warm and cozy. Everything we ordered huevos rancheros, southern fried chicken sandwich and the Ruben were amazing. The prices are very reasonable, would definitely be back. Bon appetite my friends!!
What’s up for Dinner   January 7, 2024
This is one popular local joint for breakfast be prepared for a decent wait. We went over here for the x’mas holidays, the wait time was about 20 minutes before we got seated. The server was very friendly, the place being busy, she did take time to attend us but once she did , the food came in relatively fast. The atmosphere is great inside ! feels very warm and cozy. Everything we ordered huevos rancheros, southern fried chicken sandwich and the Ruben were amazing. The prices are very reasonable, would definitely be back. Bon appetite my friends!!
Henry Dera   December 27, 2023
Went here over Christmas break. The place was very busy. We were a group of 4 and were told it would be 20 minute wait. In the end we waited 45 minutes to get a table. Once seated the service was quick, the food was good and the atmosphere was also really nice. Would highly recommend. It was worth the wait. The cornbread that came with the clam chowder was amazing! The clam chowder was also good. The reuben was also very good although could have used a little more sauce.
Lauren Ames   December 12, 2023
What a delightful cafe! Excellent brunch menu, great lunch, too! Wonderful chowder comes with a big piece of warm cornbread. Friendly service in a charming building. Can't wait to go back.
Hilary T.   December 12, 2023
Always greeted with a smile as a local unfortunate to know some of those that work there. The food is consistent and meets the expectations. If you're lucky...
William Hoopes   December 6, 2023
We enjoyed some great clam chowder and fish and chips. Service was great, they even split our meal for us. They were very busy and still gave us great service.
Mark Smith   October 10, 2023
On a very busy day, we got a seat right away, which was a great surprise. Our server greeted us promptly, but unfortunately, that's where the quickness ended. Drinks took a bit to come to the table, and our food took close to an hour to appear. We ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, and an American cheeseburger. They were very tasty and hot, and our server did apologize a couple of times for the delay and as we were leaving, I saw a sign on the door mentioning being short staffed and asking for patience. Having worked in the business before I am understanding and did leave a better than 20% tip, but you should know, you could be in for a wait.
Ana P   September 28, 2023
Great place to eat if you’re by the area. Service was quick and there wasn’t a long wait time (7 minutes). Food was good but definitely found it a bit overpriced. I tried the chicken sandwich and it was good, the rest at the table also enjoyed their food. *Btw their French fries were great!!*
Matthew Hoffman   September 22, 2023
This was an amazing experience. I'll start with the only thing which is sort of negative in that it's a super popular place with limited inside seating and space. But other than that it was absolutely fantastic. The staff is amazing and went the extra mile to make sure myself and other guests were taken care of during an extremely busy time. The owner/manager definitely cares. The food was great and despite being busy came out hot and in a timely fashion. The portions are generous (so be prepared if you're wanting something small) and again the food is delicious. My 1 year old son had a great time being the door greater and the staff was super helpful in making sure a family with a child was taken again. We came from out of town and if we're back in the area we're definitely stopping here.
Daniela Chang   August 24, 2023
Service was a little slow but the place was packed (was around 2:30 pm) so it was an understandable amount of time; food was delicious and the restaurant has a great atmosphere!
Anna V.   August 8, 2023
This is our second time visiting Concord and having lunch at Main Streets Cafe. The food is pretty good and served quickly. The place is charming,...
Bethany Herrod   July 15, 2023
Great staff, super quick service and very helpful! When we ordered a sandwich to share, our waitress split it for us (without us asking) onto separate plates with fries and pickles which was really great. The inside was air conditioned and the food was delicious. There’s a bar inside, a pastry section and a full menu as well. No Wi-Fi if that’s what you’re looking for but otherwise, great!
Chuck Lasker   June 12, 2023
A charming place with excellent food and great service. We had a leisurely lunch of biscuits and gravy and huevos rancheros. Best huevos rancheros I've had, and it's not a Mexican restaurant! I wish we lived nearby. We'd be here all the time.
Mikayla T   April 22, 2023
Cozy cafe with delicious and unique pastries (fruity pebbles donut!). Lots of great options for breakfast and lunch - I have yet to come for dinner. It's very popular, but I like to come early when they open for a quieter, relaxing experience. The service is great and surprisingly fast for how busy the place tends to get!
AL B.   February 11, 2023
Overall a good experience. The menu is large, the place is busy but you are in the heart of Concord. Had something on the menu to satisfy all of us for...
Gabby B.   October 18, 2022
That fish stew was delish! This is a cute restaurant in the small town plaza in Concord. The menu had a variety of items so we decided to dine here on...
Laura Edwards   August 6, 2022
First a tip - order the lemonade! It was possibly the best lemonade I’ve ever had. This was a cute little stop in Concord to grab a bite between shops & tours. The pilgrim sandwich had a little bit of everything from thanksgiving and was delicious. The chocolate chip pancakes were fluffy and perfect.
Debora P.   July 10, 2022
My family and I had dinner last night over there. The place is very cozy, the food is delicious. The waiter called Leslie did an excellent job. She is very...
Aiden S.   June 27, 2022
Delightful small town cafe with delicious food. The atmosphere is very comfy and and enjoyable
Chelle Y.   June 26, 2022
We came an hour before closing and ordered a few things to-go. The food took a while but that was expected. However, we realized at home that some of our...
Ken Krogue   June 5, 2022
This was a gem of a find, both the restaurant itself and the waiter were incredible. My wife's seafood soup was probably the best that we all had, but my steak was pretty awesome with onion rings also.
Thais “Tory” Williams   May 29, 2022
Very very yummy eats. Pastries and savory dishes are good. The fish and chips was specially good and so was the triple chocolate cake. Small town feel, quaint, lots of history of course. Great service! To go orders available for pick up front. Also many desserts available.
Thais Williams   May 29, 2022
Very very yummy eats. Pastries and savory dishes are good. The fish and chips was specially good and so was the triple chocolate cake. Small town feel, quaint, lots of history of course. Great service! To go orders available for pick up front. Also many desserts available.
Tory Williams   May 29, 2022
Very very yummy eats. Pastries and savory dishes are good. The fish and chips was specially good and so was the triple chocolate cake. Small town feel, quaint, lots of history of course. Great service! To go orders available for pick up front. Also many desserts available.
Chester Liu   April 23, 2022
Great ambience, definitely colonial cafe feel. Busy on a Saturday but not crazy. Miso salmon was delicious, cooked perfectly, not overdone. Fish and chips were generous. In fact, all 4 items we got were generous. Avocado toast was excellent, as well as the turkey brie grilled cheese.
Ethan Webb   April 11, 2022
It's all about the atmosphere here. Never a more homey, cozy place to grab a bite to eat. Bikers love it after breaking a sweat, I'm a fan of their house blend coffee—organic beans ftw. Food is good, beer is good, but it's really all about that tavern feel. Also see Colonial Inn.
Michael F.   March 29, 2022
My wife and I stopped in on Sunday morning for breakfast and luckily, did not have to wait for a table. The Café offers takeout as well as table service....
Peter Naughton   February 9, 2022
Ordered breakfast for take-out online while recently visiting the area from out-of-state. The food was ready on time, the pick-up was quick and easy, the order was accurate. Everyone in our party was very satisfied with their food, even after the 15-minute drive back to where we were staying. Looks like a nice little place. Not sure if/when I will be in the area again, but if I ever do return, I would certainly try to eat here again.
Jacqueline Schillinger   February 5, 2022
Wow wow wow! You must stop in for the grilled cheese with turkey, Brie, and fig jam. It was divine. Their tots are also cooked to a crispy perfection. Friendly staff, nice seating, and a great variety of food to choose from. Definitely stop in for a visit.
Derek Rodenbeck   December 24, 2021
Really enjoyed stopping in to Main Street market and cafe yesterday. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was great! I’ll definitely be back, the cinnamon muffin was fantastic as well. I highly recommend stopping in if you are in the area. Good honest group of people here. High quality.
Nicola P.   November 22, 2021
We had lunch here Thu 8/19/21 after a morning of exploring historic Concord, MA. Very busy still at 1:30pm, but our wait while they cleaned the table was...
Mrs. McCorry   November 15, 2021
Had the pleasure of enjoying lunch here on a Monday afternoon. I'm surprised it was so busy but not after eating the delicious food. I had the beet salad with salmon, my husband enjoyed the salad, a friend the fish tacos and another friend the protein bowl. We also got cupcakes to go. Delightful little restaurant in the heart of Concord. Parking note: know how to parallel park because it's all street parking.
Rene R.   October 9, 2021
Super cute cafe. Lots of outside seating which was great on this beautiful autumn weekend...just watch out for the bees!! Apparently it's "Bee Season" who...
Michael Baker   October 4, 2021
They were really slammed so the service was not the best but it wasn't any of the staff or restaurants fault. The chili here is one of my favorites, not spicy but sweet and hearty I believe they put squash or pumpkin in there which is so tasty and adds a lot of flavor and texture. The best part of the chili is the sweet sugary cornbread they give you with it and it just works so well.
パラダイス   September 5, 2021
I love coming here for a quick bite to eat, sometimes the wait may be longer but I don't mind. It's worth it to support local businesses and shops. It's mostly in a timely manner and food portions are good as well as making good leftovers. Please support local businesses!
Tyler V   August 22, 2021
Stopped in for breakfast while visiting the town of Concord. Breakfast was great served quick and hot! The waitress was nice and the restaurant was clean. Next time I visit Concord I'll make sure to stop in and grab a bite!
Caroline J.   August 6, 2021
Are lunch here today with my family and we all had excellent meals. The Watermelon salad was so good and I added the cape cod chicken salad to it. My mom...
PEI CHEN   August 1, 2021
Came here in a lovely Sunday morning. Very nice local cafe to hang out with friends : ) good food and good service. *Don't miss the gift store up stairs after meal! It's so beautiful!
F Sutter   July 20, 2021
I loved this cozy restaurant. They had everything you could think of on their menu from breakfast, lunch, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, plus meals. They also have a bar and very friendly and speedy wait staff. Coffee was delicious too.
M Solo   July 16, 2021
I stopped by on my way through Massachusetts and grabbed a coffee and delicious slice of red velvet cake. It was a nice stop on my road trip, but I foolishly left something behind, and called to find that an employee had found it and was keeping it safe. The manager went out of their way to mail it to me to save me a long trip, and I'm grateful they took the time to do that.
Sofia W.   June 30, 2021
This spot is truly delectable and filling! Everything from the Clam Chowder to the Beef Chili is mouthwatering. This place feels local and is the perfect...
Dawnapril   June 23, 2021
Used to love this place- if there's a diet cola version of a restaurant experience, that's what we had. Just meh. Pro tip? If you order food to go, you can eat it at their picnic tables without waiting for outdoor dining.
JoAnne R.   June 7, 2021
Breakfast was good, service was quick, lots of outdoor seating, but dining room was a bit warm -- probably because of the full-length plexiglass dividers...
Kelly S.   June 1, 2021
We stopped here for lunch during our road trip to Maine on a very rainy day. We were very impressed with precautions that were being taken, masks and...
Lisa Stott   May 6, 2021
Went to Main Streets Market & Cafe and they were so accommodating as we first thought about sitting outside after they closed down the seating. Manager Jennifer was totally on board with it and was in the process of making it happen when one of our party members felt it too chilly. Instantly, the offer to come indoors was made and we were given the front window with an incredible view. Then our server, Eddie prepared a drink that wasn't even on the menu. The cornbread was warm and sweet and our entire party was satisfied with their choices of pot roast, a burger (with substitution) and a salad with salmon. Friendly and professional staff and excellent food. Love this place and we have one Happy Mother celebrating an early Mother's Day!
Brian Busch   May 1, 2021
Fun, friendly place in Concord Center. Great outdoor seating (dogs allowed, outdoors). Decent menu variety. Service can be a little slow when it's busy.
Ari Ruuth   April 29, 2021
Place is in perfect location. Food is good. Good beer's on tap. On tourist season it's impossible to get in. It's just not that good to wait for an hour to get in.
Liz O.   April 18, 2021
We enjoyed the mixed berry scone and super fresh croissants. Coffee was hot and delicious and the service was super friendly. The place is cozy and the...
Kristin R.   April 14, 2021
Main Street Cafe is awesome! I work for a local business who graciously orders large lunch orders for the staff. Becky the manager is a superstar and all...
Ana   April 6, 2021
It was busy for brunch, I wish they took reservations, but oh well. The food and drinks arrived in a timely fashion and were delicious. We had a hard time flagging down the waiter again to get some salt and pepper shakers and order another round of drinks, but to be fair we didn't try hard enough and just made do.
Jasper Navarro   March 27, 2021
The place is nice and broad, the menu was enchanting and the prices were very reasonable. rapidly, effective service and very personal staff. Will definitely recommend this place.
Tucker Keane   February 21, 2021
Best chicken tenders around! Also awesome Chilli and cornbread. One of my favorite spots for lunch
Brandon Bledsoe   February 14, 2021
Very nice little cozy cafe. The service was amazing and the food was pretty nice as well. Would most definitely visit again
Marcus Mehmet Reyhanoglu   January 11, 2021
This place is awesome. I was there for a visit, it was my first time in town. This place made me feel good about the whole area. Great food, friendly staff and the ambiance is very cute. Will certainly come back if I end up nearby.
Thomas Evans   October 20, 2020
I really loved their dishes. I always get great service there. The place is always clean and the workers are always super friendly. I highly recommend this place.
Madeline Anderson-Balmer   October 18, 2020
Outdoor seating and delicious breakfast burritos. Heaters are set up, but seats are cold when temps are down in the 30s. Just bring a blanket and enjoy a quaint Concord Center setting.
Mark Thompson   September 28, 2020
Terrific venue, with well prepared bowls and entrees. We enjoyed the pulled pork mac and cheese and the seafood risotto: sizeable portions and delicious. The acai and rice bowls were both excellent. The outdoor seating is very cozy, allowing for people watching. Service is polite, but be prepared to wait at this busy spot.
David Rouse   September 28, 2020
I eat here a lot since I work close by. I love how their service is always great and they keep the place well kept consistently. Rates are reasonable and they serve large portions.
Andrew Lane   September 26, 2020
We had been to this place before COVID 19 a few times and we loved it. Inside seating near the bar in the top area of the restaurant is the best. During COVID 19, the experience was just as nice! Crowded on the weekend, just like any good place - but the wait wasn't too bad. Outdoor seating was plentiful and we'll spread out. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and affordable! Great variety of delicious and hearty food. Everything on the menu looks incredible - we got a Reuben sandwich and gyro this time around and both were so good. Top quality food and highest tier service.
C Carlson   September 14, 2020
I love this venue a lot. It has a unique feeling. The cuisine is marvelous. the service is effective and the stuff is polite. The price is satisfactory. extremely recommend.
Damnath De Tissera   September 13, 2020
Very nice comfort fare for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Good outdoor seating, and very good Covid related procedures on top of great service!
David W Cox   September 7, 2020
Very friendly and helpful staff great out door dinning for this covid-19 time we are in
Simran Poudyal   August 30, 2020
Great place! Came here on a lovely Friday afternoon and had breakfast for dinner! The omelette with home fries and toast was amazing. Really friendly service, too! Good food and good vibes, overall.
Anthony M.   August 25, 2020
Went here the morning after my wedding. Had a great experience and the waitress was very accommodating. A breakfast plate isnt on the menu but we asked and...
Ethan H   August 24, 2020
The place is superb and broad, the menu was delicious and the rates were very affordable. quick, effective service and very friendly waiters. Recommended.
Leonard Sutton   August 19, 2020
This spot is my favorite. I eat in many restaurants but to this place I go the most. The team is very amicable and the cuisine they cook is so yummy. I am always happy to have a decent dinner here. I recommend this place with pleasure.
Gladys Phillips   August 19, 2020
People were very nice. Food we got was superb. Stopped there during a bike ride to Walden Pond. Had a chicken quesadilla and pasta vegetable salad. They have some excellent local produce.
Kathleen M.   August 3, 2020
Some of the best COVID service available. With a smart phone you can easily access the menu and pay your bill touch less. All of the tables are outside....
K K   July 23, 2020
This place is such a delight. Stopped here during a short adventure in Concord. Everyone was friendly. They have an outdoor seating that is well disinfected after each customer/s. The food was delicious!!!! Ordered the fried zucchini that’s grown from their garden. The artichoke chicken piccata was also tasty! I love that they incorporated the artichoke in the dish! Will certainly be back here.
Christine Chao   July 23, 2020
Super cute little cafe. The chicken piccata was amazing from the first to the last bite! Highly recommend. We also ordered the fried zucchini which was made from zucchini grown on site! Will definitely be back
Delilah A.   March 16, 2020
This is a great little spot to go to in the heart of Concord. Its an all american diner/cafe. They have an extensive menu and serve little things like...