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Reasons to be Cheerful

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110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
+1 978-610-6248
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Concord ma
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great ice cream! It's made on site by people who seriously study the craft and take great care in making their product. The place, itself, is cheerful and well lit. Bright colors. On a rainy day, there's art work at the back to review. I live in Cambridge… My favorite ice cream there is Christina's. When I'm in... More 

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Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Concord, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

As close to homemade as you can get it. Grab a cone and stroll through west concord's unique shops. My favorites are the ginger and the nutella. Oh wait! I also like the cinnamon and the mexican chocolate. Too many great flavors to choose from.

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2 Thank jodig1964
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is an ice cream, shop with a few other finger foods and drinks on the side. The ice cream is the reason to come. Every flavor I've ever had there has been excellent. The Vietnamese cinnamon is a real standout. There is plenty of seating. Being a former Victorian house, it has a lot of atmosphere. Service is friendly... More 

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2 Thank Dutch Brother
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The HOMEMADE ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful is DELICIOUS! The owner and people working there are wonderful as well. I also love the crepes and hot chocolate. West Concord is charming and this place is amazing!

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1 Thank cbn260
Concord, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great people, many different flavors and LARGE scoops of ice cream including some gluten free choices

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1 Thank Jim T
Concord, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great local place to get ice cream. It is run by a local family who puts their hearts into the work. There is a fabulous space where they allow bands to play. Great neighborhood ice cream store!

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1 Thank Michele5619
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wade the owner is a great guy. The ice cream is all handmade on site and is AMAZING! They offer single scoops to for all those Mom's who take Mommy Tax off your kids, you can get your own small portion. The store is absolutely adorable and the ice cream cakes are a staple every year with my kids.

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1 Thank Nikmagmor
Massachusetts
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We just drove by and saw the sign and thought it must be a nice place to visit. Staff was very friendly and the ice-cream was delicious and creamy. We tried Mint chocolate chip, white chocolate raspberry and Belgian chocolate. Cups are safer as it melts quickly in the cone. Not much seating on front porch but plenty inside. We'll... More 

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2 Thank photomon
Hudson, New Hampshire
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329 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Nice stop for ice cream if you're in the area. Friendly staff and lots of flavors to choose from. The ice cream is good but not outstanding...kids love this place!

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1 Thank Nancy N
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Flavors like apple pie ice cream (with real apple pie) make Reasons unique. Atmosphere is cheery and kid-friendly. The staff are great about giving out free samples to help you decide. So may delicious flavors it's always a tough decision. We like the big waffle cones!

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3 Thank MeanderingMissy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 978-610-6248

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