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Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille, the largest family-owned restaurant company in Rhode Island since 1955, presently boasts 8 locations throughout the state, as well as Rhody Joe's Saloon in Wakefield.

Built on a reputation for fresh food, terrific service and a great value, Chelo's has earned its iconic reputation in the state's restaurant scene with award-winning food and service recognitions, many of which are featured within our menu.

To this day, Chelo's uses the same recipe for success that it did in 1955 with fresh food made 7 days a week at our Commissary in Warwick. We deliver our famous foods throughout the state to each and every location daily, providing the freshest, highest quality foods to our guests. Look for our "pie wagon" making its way up and down Interstate 95 bringing Chelo's homemade foods to you.

In addition to our traditional restaurant dining, Chelo's is proud of its Banquets and Catering Division, where we offer the same qualities that made us a Rhode Island legend to our guests for their most special occasions, events and meetings. Whether the occasion is a wedding, baby shower, birthday or backyard BBQ, Chelo's Banquets and Catering can help make your special occasion a tremendous success.

We are pleased to offer our Banquests and Catering services at one of our 8 banquet rooms or the site of your choice anywhere in Rhode Island.

Chelo's is your best choice in Rhode Island for great food and a great value for any occasion. We are not a chain and pride ourselves on being "un-chain-like" in the areas that matter most to our guests…food, value and service. Come see why Chelo's is Rhode Island's favorite restaurant for over 60 years!



For almost 60 years, Chelo’s has built a solid reputation based on the quality food and excellent service we provide to our guests. Whether you are planning a baby shower, an elegant wedding, a business meeting or corporate event, our professional staff will make your occasion memorable.

Your party planning professional can assist you with any added touches that can make your event sparkle. Tents, specialty linens, specialty chairs, décor, floral, etc. We can make all the necessary arrangements for you – hassle and worry free.

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Founded in 1955, Chelo's has become Rhode Island's largest family-owned restaurant chain. And for over 65 years, it has been our pleasure to bring you, our valued customer, homemade consistency and quality into every delicious bite. At Chelo's, we pride ourselves in both our outstanding food selections and personal service, always making sure that you enjoy your visit with us. This is our way of saying, "Thank you! Please come again."

Each of our nine locations has its own unique decor and atmosphere, making it perfect for either your family, social, or business dining. From Narragansett to Woonsocket, there should be a Chelo's conveniently located near you, and be on the lookout for more Chelo's stores opening soon!



Over the years, Chelo's commitment to quality and consistency has been repeatedly recognized by Rhode Islanders. For two consecutive years, the visitors to the Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off have voted Chelo's Clam Cakes #1 in Rhode Island. In previous years visitors have voted Chelo's seafood chowder into the Chowder Hall of Fame by virtue of two consecutive first place wins in the Creative Chowder category. Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille has continually placed first in several categories of the annual Rhode Island Monthly Magazine's Best of Rhode Island poll including Best Burger, Best Place to take the Kids, Best Bargain Dining, Best Chowder and Clam Cakes, Best Margaritas and many more.

Chelo's recipe for success includes extensive training for all levels of employees. Each manager is required to attend the National Restaurant Association's 2-day ServSafe course and is certified by the State of Rhode Island in Food Safety. Our guests can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their dinners have been safely prepared and cooked following nationally recommended procedures. All of our managers, bartenders and servers are required to complete a formal training course in alcohol awareness. These safety courses, as well as extensive preparatory courses for each position, make Chelo's employees some of the most valuable in the restaurant business.





We are thrilled to announce that the Woonsocket location has just been renovated and now boasts an expansive, state-of-the-art, full-service bar with seating for 28 and 10 HD flat screen TV's. This location also hosts a train, which circles their main dining room, and benefits research for Paget's Disease. It also has a function room that seats up to 35 people.

Apple Valley


Our Apple Valley location is at the end of the Apple Valley Mall, situated near the movie theatre. It is the only location that has mostly booths with only a few tables. It has knick-knacks on the shelving above the dining room and old framed photographs in the far dining room off the bar.

Newport Ave


Our Newport Avenue's bar area boasts the most TV's, eleven in all and great to watch sports year round. This location also has a function room that seats up to 60 people. You can also play the NTN Trivia game and Keno at this location.



Our Providence location is a few minutes drive from the downtown area. It offers some of our most experienced employees. You can also play the NTN Trivia game and Keno at this locatio

East Providence


Our East Providence location is near the Seekonk line, it has a warm, rich feeling when you enter due to its dark wood and bar situated in the center of the building. It also has a function room available that seats up to 60 people. You can also play the NTN Trivia game and Keno at this location.



Our restaurant in Cranston, RI, is our latest location to have received an extreme makeover! We are thrilled to announce that this location now boasts an expansive, state-of-the-art, full-service bar with seating for 34 and 12 beers on tap. Walking through the front door, you’ll find our half circle booths and high top tables flanking the new bar area. But we didn’t stop there; Cranston’s exquisite function room can accommodate your private event of up to 40 guests. Live music every Saturday night from 8:30- close and Trivia Night every Monday at 7pm.



Known for its excellence, our Waterfront location combines great food, a great view, and live entertainment! Come enjoy one of our thirst-quenching drinks and a live band while you experience our mouth-watering food, our prompt and efficient service, and our gorgeous views overlooking Greenwich Bay. The Waterfront is unique for its two floors, outside/lawn seating, fire pits, four bars (two of them located on the outside decks), and its spacious yet cozy atmosphere.



A model of great architecture and design, the Warwick (Post Road) location has a superior layout that never gets boring! The different levels of the restaurant are as intriguing as the homemade cuisine. A large, elegant banquet room is available for any of your special occasions, and the contemporary, raised bar is the centerpiece of this vast design.

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