Sometimes you just don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen. These 10 Rhode Island restaurants are the perfect solution.
1. Chelo's Hometown Bar and Grille, Eight Locations
This family-owned chain of restaurants is the perfect spot when you don't want to cook. You can order everything from pasta and chicken to a piping hot bowl of clam chowder. The prices are very affordable, and it's a good place to take the whole family. Locations include Apple Valley, Providence, East Providence, Cranston, Woonsocket, Warwick and Waterfront.
2. Frank & John From Italy,
Don't feel like cooking tonight? Go see Frank & John from Italy! This little gem has been serving Rhode Islanders some of the best pizza in the state since the 1970s. Grab your family a pie (or two) and relax tonight. 186 Main Street, East Greenwich.
3. La Lupita, Providence
This little Mexican place is easy to miss, but you definitely want to try it! La Lupita has some of the most authentic, delicious Mexican food in Rhode Island, and the prices are low, too! 1950 Westminster Street, Providence.
4. Garden Grille, Pawtucket
Just because you're eating out doesn't mean you need to be unhealthy. This vegan/vegetarian restaurant has so many delicious, healthy options! Garden Grille was the first vegetarian restaurant in Rhode Island, so they've had plenty of time to perfect their recipes. 727 East Ave., Pawtucket.
5. Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar, Narragansett
If you're not going to stay in for dinner, you may as well go somewhere with a unique menu. Crazy Burger has a large offering of vegetarian burgers, plus some truly crazy beef burgers, including the "firecracker" shown here - it includes fennel rub and melted gouda, along with red pepper rings, braised onion, bacon and chile garlic mayo. Yum! 144 Boon Street, Narragansett.
6. North, Providence
If you're not going to cook, why not try some food that you might not ordinarily make at home? This tiny Asian restaurant serves up some incredibly flavorful dishes, and has plenty of vegetarian options, too. This place tends to fill up fast, so you'll want to get there early. 3 Luongo Memorial Square, Providence.
7. The Shanty, Warwick
Why eat a bland, frozen TV dinner at home when you can eat a delicious TV dinner at The Shanty? It comes with macaroni and cheese, buttermilk fried cornish game hen, slaw, peas and a pecan bar, and it's just one of many delicious, locally-sourced menu items. 3854 Post Road, Warwick.
8. Beef Barn Restaurant, North Smithfield
Beef Barn serves up the most incredible roast beef sandwiches you've ever laid eyes on. The waitstaff is friendly, and the service is fast. 1 Greenville Road, North Smithfield.
9. Wright's Farm Restaurant, Harrisville
You might not be at your own kitchen table, but you may as well enjoy a family-style meal. Visit Wright's Farm Restaurant for a tasty chicken dinner, served up with fries, rolls, a green salad and some pasta. 84 Inman Road, Harrisville.
10. Emmily's Family Style Restaurant And Grille, Johnston
Enjoy the best comfort food ever at Emmily's Family Style Restaurant and Grille. Watch for their Thursday night specials - this prime rib is to die for! 103 Putnam Pike, Johnston.