Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille - Cranston

Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille - Cranston

1275 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston RI 02920
401-942-7666

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  • May 19, 2020 by Maria L

    Chelo's has always been a consistently good restaurant. If you want a more than decent sandwich or salad (even steak!) at very reasonable prices in a casual setting, Chelo's is your place. My go-to dish is their grilled chicken salad with (delicious) honey mustard dressing. But I would be remiss if I didn't commend the restaurant on its tremendous handling of takeout during COVID-19. For takeout, you pay over the phone; a server comes out to your car (wearing a mask and gloves) and asks your name; and then returns with your order. At the beginning of the stay-at-home order here in Rhode Island, Chelo's would have you sign the receipt and keep the pen. Chelo's committment to the health and safety of both its employees and its guests really should be a model for all RI restaurants. Thank you!

  • May 03, 2020 by Scott Landi

    I love Chelos. I have been going there for years. Food is always good and staff is always friendly. Prices are fair

  • Mar 10, 2020 by Ryan Blanchette

    Was able to pick up food to go around 10 and had no issues whatsoever. Even got me enrolled in their rewards program to give me double points that night. The food was exactly what I needed and expected...ordered two of the buffalo chicken Mac n cheese with fries and mashed potatoes as sides. Loved every bite...and had plenty of leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day

  • Mar 09, 2020 by Brendan Schulze

    Great local chain that doesn't feel like a chain restaurant at all. Staff was super accommodating when the initial table they set us at didn't work well for me and was able to get another table cleared off pretty much instantly. The clam cakes are absolutely fantastic and my Mediterranean chicken sandwich was perfectly tender and juicy with a delicious roast red pepper and blue cheese; I also recommend swapping a side for onion rings!

  • Jan 29, 2020 by Heather Pina

    I placed an order for pick up and the total surprise me. $80.00.. wowzers.. Come to find out I had a very OLD MENU.. lol 2014 version..needless to say I cleaned my junk draw of all old menus. 6 yrs and they only increased the cost by 1.99. That's awesome.
    We ordered the appetizer sampler, 2 Baked Scrod dinners specials (includes dessert) one had broccoli with cheese and back potato and for my side I had baked potato and squash. The 2 desserts were double chocolate cake and banana cream pie. Also a dozen of clam cakes and 2 pints of chowder. Always excellent
    Everything was very good besides the baked potatoes. They were over cooked. They were so hard we couldnt eat the filling..
    The sampler was very good and ate it 3 times. You get alot.

  • Jan 12, 2020 by Lisa Wilson

    We have lived in RI 5 years and finally made it to Chelos. Our experience was so good that we have been back 2 more times within a week. They have great specials and their bar area is big. The burger is one of the best I have had in RI.

  • Dec 26, 2019 by Nathan Rollins

    We had a really nice time with our group. Excellent service. Great menu selections. Good prices. The quality and yumminess of the food was terrific. I tried and really enjoyed the eggplant fries. Great burgers, and great fish and chips. Next time I will try the Reuben.

  • Dec 09, 2019 by Kevin Sullivan

    Great food and service from Antonio was great as well!

  • Dec 08, 2019 by Ronald Muoio

    They always have great food, there chowder and clam cakes are very good as well as the fish and chips! It's a landmark in R.I. for many years. Everything there is worth trying , a must stop in my Radar!

  • Nov 16, 2019 by Alexander Tarnacki

    I had the Norwegian salmon with brocolli and a ceasar salad which was super. The slice of apple pie was so big, I had to take it home and that was delicious also.

  • Nov 16, 2019 by Matteopir

    This restaurant is very nice and very clean. The food was good and the beer was very cold. I will be back. Keep up the great work .

  • Oct 21, 2019 by Cubby Gravel

    A friendly place to go with your family. The server was excellent and the food was delicious. I will be back for their famous meatloaf dinner for sure.

  • Sep 22, 2019 by Paul Sturtevant

    A regular for us. Lobster roll my wife gets every chance she gets. Great chowder. The Saturday prime rib is as good as it gets. The list goes on. A favorite of the locals for American fare.

  • Sep 11, 2019 by Dan Souleman

    This summer I learned the science of mid week daytime drinking, eating and watching baseball at Chelo's. It was that rare day when all three aligned but there it was. Beer, baseball, buffalo chicken fingers, buzzing through the day. Loved it.

  • Sep 02, 2019 by Terry/alexia Harris/glasco

    Super easy to find endless menu. It's a Awesome restaurant.
    That cater to all ages.
    Great food

  • Aug 14, 2019 by MilSeb23

    Bring your kids, in-law’s or just a quick escape with your significant other. There something for everyone.

  • Aug 10, 2019 by Sierra A.

    Absolutely love this place. We order take out from here all the time. It's always done on time and the order is correct. Their curly fries are great and I love their honey mustard. Always get friendly staff when we dine in as well.

  • Aug 01, 2019 by Michael Sorensen

    Good food and great service. Had the fish and chips. I've had them many places but Chelo's are the best!

  • Jul 26, 2019 by Vikki Cunningham

    Always good! $5.99 for lunch! 1/2 a sandwich and fries (curly fries were out of this world good)! Just delicious!!! The restaurant was clean and our server, Connor, was great! I definitely recommend Chelo's! Each location I've been to, Smithfield or Providence or Cranston, they're all clean with nice people and a great value for the money and delicious!

  • Jul 26, 2019 by Vikki Cunningham

    Always good! $5.99 for lunch! 1/2 a sandwich and fries (curly fries were out of this world good)! Just delicious!!! The restaurant was clean and our server, Connor, was great! I definitely recommend Chelo's! Each location I've been to, Smithfield or Providence or Cranston, they're all clean with nice people and a great value for the money and delicious!

  • Jul 22, 2019 by Amanda Goodinson

    Our server, Victoria, was fast and attentive! She had a very happy disposition and was happy to pick up our son’s paw patrol toy 50+ times. Thanks Victoria!!

  • Jul 08, 2019 by Gregory Jones

    Allways love Chelo's. And everyone of them is run great. Great$2:99 house Margaritas. Frozen of course. Keep up the good work guys and gals.

  • May 13, 2019 by Robert DiPrete

    This is my favorite place to go when I visit RI. The fish and chips are better here than at my home restaurants near Ogunquit Maine. The clam cakes are delicious. The bartender, Courtney makes fabulous drinks!

  • May 12, 2019 by Tyler F.

    I came here on Mother’s Day around 3:00 and it wasn’t busy at all! Nothing to complain about, considering the food was great and the booths were real clean. We had a real nice waitress too.

  • Apr 05, 2019 by Andrew Giles

    Just grabbed some fish and chips take out. I got to say, they do a good dish. Serving size is just right, nothing left. Chelo's take out is booming at dinner time on Friday, everyone was getting just that.fish and chips. The girls had it all under control as the orders were coming out. Good job Chelo's.

  • Mar 06, 2019 by Gina Scotti

    Great bartenders! Frequently have dinner at the bar. Service is always great. Food consistently good and reasonably priced. Thanks

  • Feb 27, 2019 by Gabumon Girl

    Have not been to this one in a long time. The inside has been completely redone and looks great! They still have the train set up in the bar area

  • Feb 13, 2019 by Gail Cafferty

    Eat in or take-out, Chelos food is great. Their steak fries are awesome! Take-out is ready quickly. For those eating in, the restaurant can get very crowded and have a bit of a wait time for a table. Even when crowded, take-out is ready quickly. Prices are reasonable, and parking is adequate.

  • Feb 11, 2019 by Terell Monteiro

    Apps and Burger were amazing ! Randomly stopped by because i was in the area and was craving a burger apparently i chose the right place my burger was flawless

  • Jan 18, 2019 by Robert Bombalier

    Pleasant expererienc
    I like this place. Has a full bar, good music, good food, my waiter (Bill) he had personality.

    It's always nice when you are interacting with a good personality.

    Nothing special on the food mark .. but nothing bad either. I go here at least once per year when I am near.

  • Jan 08, 2019 by Donna Von Holtz

    The good and service was excellent. I would recommend to any of my family or friends

  • Jan 06, 2019 by pneilsson

    Consistently good food, quick service and friendly staff. Prices that are family friendly.

  • Dec 15, 2018 by Jennifer Simas

    so I do always get the same thing whenever I am here the lobster mac and cheese with onion rings but it is soooooo good. my husband always gets the buffalo chicken wrap and he says chelos makes the best. I always love going here because its so good every time. however I never get anything else lol so maybe I am the wrong person to write a review.

  • Nov 26, 2018 by Marcus Borch

    Chelo's is awesome. Always consistent. Great variety for all members of the family. Daily specials, seasonal menus, ... At one meal we got everything from a grilled salmon salad, to steak tips with mashed potatoes, to French meat pie, to half a roasted chicken with ziti and salad, and everything was delicious. The service is always terrific as well. Overall this a great go-to restaurant.

  • Oct 21, 2018 by DONNA Spigel

    Good food no waiting. Friendly waitress. Good prices. Needs to remodel left side of restaurant

  • Oct 16, 2018 by Greg Link

    Clamcakes are always awesome. This location espocally seems to have an attentive manager present no matter when I go. That's a huge plus. dine in and take out. Always have a good service experience and foods consistent.

  • Sep 13, 2018 by Norman LeBlanc

    Always consistently good food at a very fair price. We just keep going back. The atmosphere is pleasant too.

  • Sep 10, 2018 by Terri Giviens

    I had the Salmon salad. I was suprised at the large piece of salmon on top of a delicious fresh salad. I also love the remodeling!

  • Aug 12, 2018 by Deborah Pelletier

    Best burgers anywhere! If you want fish and chips, you have to get it here. It's haddock! !! Desserts are better than Gregg's and prices are much better. Only downside I can see is their customer points card. You must spend $200 to get a $5 reward.

  • Aug 05, 2018 by dina belshaw

    This place has been a favorite of mine for nearly 20 years. My son, a model train enthusiast as a child, enjoys the model train that circles over the dining area, for the price of 50 cents, (2 quarters) for the train to circle several times. Hes 28 now and still brings a pocket full of quarters every time we go. The food there has never been disappointing or in small portions. I feel its at least a step above most other chain resturants. Its not tacky or kitchy, or loud or crowded, staff are intelligent, friendly and professional. I just moved home from NYC and went to Chelos the first week back for filling comfort food that tastes great and am so pleased its as great as I remember it being.

  • Jul 29, 2018 by Michele K.

    We went on a Saturday night at 6pm.  There were 3 ppl in our group. Mom had the prime rib. A dieting guest had the large salad with chicken. I enjoyed the chowder and clam cakes combo. The prime rib was perfect, the dinner portion salad was filling and the chowder and cakes were just right. The alcoholic drinks were an ample size and the coffee was fresh. We did not like our original table  and the hostess changed it gracefully. Our waiter Andrew was kind, patient, prompt, knew the menu and is great at his job. He smiles much. The world needs more of that. Suggestion, have the prime rib and ask for Andrew.

  • Jul 27, 2018 by Laurie K

    I Returned to my home town of Cranston to visit family and craving the foods of RI. Went directly to Chelo’s of Cranston Started with dozen clam cakes “from 2-5 they are half price !” I was pleasantly surprised the recipe was exactly the same after all these years. It hadn’t been altered .Just as delicious ,light and flavorful as I remembered. With tartar sauce of course. Then we had the roast beef sandwich with steak fries , tuna melt on rye and it was Friday so mom had the fish and chips special. Everything was fantastic. Great meal ,affordable and kindness from the minute we entered until the end when the hostess opened the door and thanked us. We are going back tomorrow for the roast beef special and banana berry cream pie !!!!

  • Jul 26, 2018 by Jennifer Long

    This has been my favorite place to eat forever. I worked there, I eat there, I play and drink here. Best burgers and buffalo tenders!

  • Jul 18, 2018 by Ghost noise313

    Great fish and chips, good size portion and steak or curly fries to boot. Excellent desert choices, full bar, and friendly staff. If you've never been here, I highly recommend that you check them out.

  • May 16, 2018 by mike Hartge

    We got seated right away on mothers day which was a nice surprise. The server rob was attentive and speedy, the service was fast and the food was on point. Usually Good food isn't fast and fast food isn't good, but for my dining experience it we fast and good! This place comes highly recommended! Plenty of parking in front and back, can be tricky to get into because the parking lot comes up quick on you. One of the best spots in RI to grab a beer and some good food.

  • Apr 11, 2018 by Dave Mainelli

    I may be a bias as this is my favorite place in RI. I know some people may say "Chelos?" with all the great restaurants in RI. Ive been to all of them. But for me it has been much more than a restaurant or bar. I met a group of people who have gone out of there way to welcome me ... and I hate people. Lol. Everyone, and I mean everyone here is so polite and courteous to every customer. The food is very good and the drinks are very reasonable. There's plenty of seats at the bar and the bar and service staff is fast and friendly. Hope you have the same experience!

  • Mar 23, 2018 by Donna Anthony

    Great atmosphere. Great food. And good service

  • Mar 09, 2018 by Stephanie Watson

    Great burgers, love the Reuben and the tuna melt. Friendly service, plenty of room at the bar, a good selection of happy hour food specials.

  • Mar 07, 2018 by Priscilla Lehoux

    Atmosphere wss very nice. We had a delightful and relaxing lunch. Excellent service.

  • Feb 20, 2018 by Estelle Petracca

    Service is good, meals are yummy. Love the French Meat Pies and chowder/clam cakes!

  • Feb 10, 2018 by Jaycee Halloway

    The food was great had the roast beef sandwich today I really enjoyed it and been there several occasions had the chicken parm the clam chowder and clam cakes absolutely great

  • Feb 05, 2018 by Patricia Kampper

    Food was good. Service was exce)lent. Prompt, polite. Nice young guy.

  • Feb 04, 2018 by LiveMusicLives

    This is a very vice restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is very food, and they have a great selection. The service was great. Our server, Brianna was friendly, attentive, informative, and always had a smile. They also have a large full service bar. The entire experience was good.

  • Jan 28, 2018 by Jeffrey Cutler

    Great service and food was very good. All but the lemon jello. It was part ly frozen

  • Jan 19, 2018 by Mary Ackerman

    Great food, cozy atmosphere and a relaxing time as always!

  • Dec 31, 2017 by Brandon Rollin

    Always good food. Something for everybody. But this particular one has a bartender named Sara (maybe Sarah). Very attentive. I was so impressed how she put my meal on hold and checked with me to see when I wanted it while I was finishing up my appetizer. That goes a long way with me! So many places go back to back nowadays... I don't want my appetizer and my meal sitting next to each other while one gets cold. She wasn't overly intrusive either. Perfect service! In a state that is known for restaurants, alot of times the service is what can set one place ahead of the rest.
    I will definitly be back to this location and Sara (or Sarah) is that one to thank for that. It's the little things that can make an experience go from good to GREAT!

  • Dec 31, 2017 by Brandon R.

    Always good food. Something for everybody. But this particular one has a bartender named Sara (maybe Sarah). Very attentive. I was so impressed how she put my meal on hold and checked with me to see when I wanted it while I  was finishing up my appetizer. That goes a long way with me! So many places go back to back nowadays... I don't want my appetizer and my meal sitting next to each other while one gets cold. She wasn't overly intrusive either. Perfect service! In a state that is known for restaurants, alot of times the service is what can set one place ahead of the rest. I will definitly be back to this location and Sara (or Sarah) is that one to thank for that. It's the little things that can make an experience go from good to GREAT!

  • Nov 17, 2017 by bobN6078XO

    I like this place. Has a full bar, good music, good food, my waiter (Bill) he had personality. It's always nice when you are interacting with a good personality. Nothing special on the food mark .. but nothing bad either. I go here at least once per year when I am near.

  • Nov 09, 2017 by Susan Seliga

    Always a favorite. Great atmosphere right near the airport and all kinds of choices of food and the Cozy bar

  • Nov 02, 2017 by John W

    I have to say the chowder and salad are very good and priced perfectly. Courtney; Amanda, and Paula are beautiful, friendly and extremely professional. I will definitely return when I am back in the area.

  • Sep 17, 2017 by David M.

    Held a confirmation party here for 18 people.   Wide variety of food and drinks.  Bill the server was awesome!

  • Aug 01, 2017 by Ivet L.

    love this place good food good service my husband and I seat at the bar corny  the bartender was a delight

  • Jul 06, 2017 by Eileen M.

    They great service, super sweet and respectful would recommend it to anyone!!! I go there on my break all the time and I love their chicken tenders and fries!!!

  • Jul 04, 2017 by Matthew DeFusco

    It is a great place for a good meal and to relax with your friends and family. They have award winning meals that taste great and the staff is just amazing. You will not waste your time coming here

  • Jun 16, 2017 by Stephen Perrino

    A great variety of food choices, good service, and a reasonable price. AND they can accommodate a large party easily.

  • Jun 03, 2017 by Brittney Perlini

    Tuna is amazing here!! I have never had tuna that tasted so good. Also staff are very nice, and know how to do their job correctly! I would recommend this to anyone who wants some good food at a decent price

  • May 02, 2017 by cecil carreras

    The appetizers yumm...amazing. and the martinis are to die for...cool place at Saturday night. Relax and dynamic.

  • Mar 02, 2017 by Conroy S

    A good and quick fill if you like chowder and clam cakes.The Sunday chicken and macaroni, with salad and French fries, is an all you can eat excursion. A good meal for a fair price.

  • Jan 28, 2017 by David McFadden

    Good food. Nice prices. Good specials.

  • Jan 09, 2017 by Lauren Bianca

    Great food as usual as superior service, Thank You Kevin!! We had a great time!

  • Dec 09, 2016 by Nicholas Cotoia

    Great food,Great company,Great Female drinks servers. Good Times at Chelo's Tanya & Courtney The Best!!!

  • Oct 18, 2016 by Lindsay Reilly

    Willy Wanka!! Also, the train!!

  • Sep 12, 2016 by Jessica B

    Excellent for kids, good homemade burgers, best in RI, fish tacos, chowder and clam cakes, chili, nachos, grilled tuna and Swiss. All excellent choices. Service is usually decent.

  • Sep 01, 2016 by Tricia L.

    Great lobster roll.  Awesome service by Krystal and Tanya.   Restaurant was clean and staff were all smiling and enjoying their jobs.  Menu has a great assortment of food to pick from.  Half price appetizers from 2-5 and 8p to close.

  • Aug 16, 2016 by Tom Bernstein

    High quality "American food". Great specials.

  • Apr 25, 2016 by Robin Wheeler

    Casual and fun. Free Wi-Fi

  • Mar 08, 2016 by Donna Roderiques

    The food is great! Friendly staff. Great place for a family to get together and date night. Chelo's is my favorite restaurant.

  • Dec 21, 2015 by Chris M.

    Super friendly staff. This is our go to place for a sure bet that the food and drinks will be prefect and quick. Great bar area for watching any game.

  • Dec 20, 2015 by Joseph B.

    On Friday night our takeout order was messed up. We called back and it was taken care of immediately. Mess ups happen, how you take care of them is what matters. Foods always good. I called to ask the managers name and was told it was one of two Jays or a Chris. Thank you who ever it was lol.

  • Oct 16, 2015 by Lovetocook12345

    I have been here twice and both times got the RB Stack it was great my friends got sandwiches as well and they were pleased as well. For $10 you can't go wrong and you have your choice of sides!

  • Aug 24, 2015 by Cassie B.

    Best New England Clam Chowder I ever had!

  • Jul 09, 2015 by Mike L.

    Sarah and Emily are the best bartenders that Chelos has they make the best drinks and always remember what customers order

  • May 25, 2014 by Viccione

    I have not been in Chelo's in years, it was dark, dingy and outdated. I was shocked when we stopped in for a $2.99 Margarita. We came for the drink, but stayed for dinner . I had CALAMARI SALAD Fresh cut romaine lettuce topped with crispy calamari rings, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, banana peppers and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Served with a balsamic dressing and glaze - 9.99 I ate it ALL. The calamari was cooked perfect, light and crispy. The other dish ordered was -BAkED SCROD 10.99 Flaky pure white fish seasoned with butter, wine and herbs. Topped with cracker crumbs - 10.99 I will definitely be back. The place was nice and bright, huge bar, which is where we prefer to eat. Waitresses were friendly and very experienced. http://www.chelos.com/pdf/027326_Chelos_WEB.pdf

  • Mar 27, 2014 by Marbeth C.

    My husband and I have fallen in love with this Chelo's. It is remodeled and very updated. The food specials are amazing! For under $10 you get a salad, the special of the night and dessert. I have been ordering the chicken pot pie on Tuesday night. The crust is flakey and it is total comfort food. We always get the clam cakes, which are the best in RI. The staff is always friendly and professional. They have many food specials. Check out the menu, because there are specials for every night of the week. You can't beat the price, and the food is made fresh. I have many food allergies and have no problem eating there. This particular Chelo's has become our favorite restaurant!

  • Nov 17, 2013 by DJ T.

    Since they remodeled...AWESOME!! The floor plan gives you more room to walk to your table.. The services is a lot better, fast, great prices!! I love the clam cakes & chowda. I love Iggy's but the drive kills me, so they are the next best in my area. The service was quick and the waitstaff (all) were super. They don't hound you anymore (thumbs up). The bar area they have added is beautiful!! I can watch the games during dinner or hangout after work, which I have done a couple times... Must place to go with friends & family. I would recommend the back room, for more privacy, if you want to laugh and joke without bothering other diners...

  • Dec 20, 2012 by JonNormandin

    We go here whenever we can, we live a long way away. I really like the Steak they make. This time it was a 12 ounce rib-eye with sweet potato fries, a green salad with french dressing and a large glass of water to cut back on the calories a little. Medium rare, done to a turn and spiced just right. A cup of black coffee to wash it down ........ Perfect. We ate at the one in Cranston.

  • Nov 25, 2012 by Jamie S.

    My favorite place to go for a quick meal. It looks fabulous since it was redone. I always get takeout here, and I love how they show me my food before I leave to make sure its right. Been a favorite since childhood!

  • May 08, 2007 by Brandon641990

    I think that Chelo's has great food and has to be one of the best Resterants in Rhode Island. There Service Is wonderful, Staff everyone there are verry nice. They are a very clean Resterant. This is a place to go if your in Rhode Island.