27 Best Restaurants for Keto Diet Followers

The difficulties of maintaining a ketogenic or other very low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet while dining out extend beyond just avoiding the tempting French fries.

So, to help you out, here are 27 suggestions −

1. Chili’s

Here, the most straightforward solutions work best. You can't get much better than a serving of steak with a side of greens if you're on the ketogenic diet.

2. Starbucks

Finding a prepared sandwich or salad that meets your specific dietary needs might be challenging, but several alternatives here are high in protein and fat.

3. Applebee’s

Enjoy Grilled lean meat and vegetables that make a tremendous keto-friendly supper here.

4. Blaze Pizza

Usually, if you want a keto-friendly pizza, you have to forego the crust. However, this fast-casual pizza business has now revealed that it will provide a keto pizza crust.

5. Olive Garden

In other words, you are open to pasta if you dine at Olive Garden (and eat a couple of breadsticks on the side).


If you're tired of the same old pancakes and crepes, try something new at IHOP and join the DIY movement.

7. Outback Steakhouse

You can find a keto-friendly meal in a steakhouse with little effort. If you're watching your protein intake, go for the more petite steak or fish entrée and order a side of no starchy vegetables instead.

8. The Cheesecake Factory

Get this out of the way first: Cheesecake is off-limits as a dessert because of its high carb and sugar content on the ketogenic diet. It will help if you exercise extreme caution with this dinner, as some items come close to 200 g of total carbohydrates. Eggs and omelettes provide a simpler breakfast alternative.

9. TGI Fridays

Even though the bar and restaurant are ideal for happy hour appetizers, you should pass on them. You can save money by ordering a "green style" cheeseburger here (with just 7 g net carbohydrates; add avocado for 0 g net carbs and a healthy dose of fat), but you should use this opportunity to increase your vegetable intake.

10. Smoothie King

A smoothie might be the perfect choice for a quick and easy supper while you're on the road. While they may taste great, smoothies with milk, yogurt, juice, and fruit contain far too many carbohydrates to be appropriate for a ketogenic diet. Two new ketofriendly smoothies, the Keto Champ Coffee and Keto Champ Berry have been introduced by Smoothie King. The coffee-flavored one is lower in carbohydrates.

11. Buffalo Wild Wings

In this case, you need not be afraid of the wings. Only the addition of sauce increases the carb content of an order. (The classics of the hot, medium, and mild sauces are your best bets.) Without the bun, you can't go wrong with grilled chicken breast, a cheese sandwich, or a burger here.

12. Red Lobster

A well-planned meal at a traditional seafood restaurant is possible here. Use the online menu's sorting options to determine which items are the lowest in carbohydrates. Eating fresh seafood (such as shrimp, lobster, and crab without breading) or fish that has been grilled is a great way to cut down on carbs and adding fat by dipping or spreading it with butter is optional.

13. Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Try using grilled asparagus with prosciutto instead of crostini for an Italian appetizer at this restaurant. Chicken, steak, or fish are the healthiest options for an entree, but sauces and sides may quickly add extra carbohydrates. You can add green vegetables and olive oil to your dinner to meet your fat requirements.

14. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

You'll have to pass on Cracker Barrel staples like sausage and biscuits, pancake plates, and grits. You may easily pick low-carb choices for both your main dish and sides, allowing you to achieve your ideal macronutrient ratio here.

15. California Pizza Kitchen

Because even a slice of gluten-free pizza can consume most of your daily carb limit, salads at California Pizza Kitchen can be your best choice.

16. Bonefish Grill

For a delicious and healthy keto-friendly supper, seek out a seafood restaurant. When possible, go for grilled foods instead of fried or breaded ones at Bonefish Grill. Add butter or olive oil instead of sauces (which might be an unexpected source of carbohydrates).

17. Boston Market

When you go to a typical chicken restaurant, order chicken and vegetables which you can do easily at Boston Market. If you're trying to limit your carb intake, forego the bread and sauce.

18. Maggiano’s Little Italy

The Little Italy neighborhood of Maggiano's has many restaurants serving delicious carb-heavy pasta meals. You have solid selections after you get beyond that (and the bread basket).

19. Au Bon Pain

For a sit-down meal, try the hot or cold lunch bar's adobo chicken or beef and broccoli here; on the go. Grab one of their keto-friendly all-day breakfast selections.

20. Portillo’s

Check out the "Nudies" section of this famous hotdog restaurant's menu. Chicken, sausage, burger patties, and fish fillets are all available, and you may dress them with your preferred fat and side dish at Portillo’s.

21. Shake Shack

You can customize the order to your preferences here. If you order your standard burger without the potato roll bread, you may cut down 24 grams of carbohydrates. In addition, there are no net carbohydrates in the lettuce wrap.

22. Houlihan’s

The entrée is where you should focus your attention because they may be modified to best suit your dietary restrictions. Asparagus, cauliflower, mashed potatoes, and green beans are excellent side dishes here.

23. Baja Fresh

The carb count is still too high, even if you substitute corn tacos for the burrito. That goes for their salads as well. Ask for ala carte service at Baja Fresh and make your bowl out of lettuce, your preferred protein, and fattening toppings like guacamole.

24. Pret A Manger

Sandwich and wrap menus are relatively easy to decipher here. You can choose only to consume the fillings of a sandwich like the avocado pine nut wrap, the Greek chicken salad, or the turkey, herbs, and avocado sandwich, and leave the bread alone.

25. Denny’s

This eatery is open for more than just breakfast. If you must have eggs, go for scrambled or make your omelet.

26. Jimmy John’s

The ordering process at this sandwich shop is straightforward: Order an "unwich," or a sandwich covered in lettuce. Although deli meats are a fantastic low-carb or no-carb alternative, it's important to remember that they are highly processed and hence not the healthiest. According to a previous study, they are also high in salt; as a result, consuming them in moderation is crucial for preserving normal blood pressure.

27. Red Robin

A burger is nearly obligatory here because the menu was made specifically to fulfil the desires of burger fans. If you take away the bun and forego the fries, you're still left with a tasty dinner.


All variations of the ketogenic diet rely on meticulous monitoring of carbohydrate, fat, and protein intake. According to the Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies, the medical keto diet used to treat epilepsy typically calls for 3–4 grams (g) of fat for every 1 g of carbohydrate and protein, for a total calorie intake of 90 percent from fat, 6 percent from protein, and 4 percent from carbohydrates.

Updated on: 24-Jan-2023


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